First News on 570 for Thursday, December 6th, 2018

 

Here we are, one day closer to meeting our ultimate demise from Winter Storm Diego or at least that's what some of the weather folks want you to believe. 

I'll have the latest for you on tracking and timing as well as what to expect through the weekend!

STAY WARM OUT THERE!!!

6:13- Bill Zimpfer- OPEC ministers meet in Vienna to discuss production.  What could it mean for the average American, and what influence might the U.S. and Russia have on the policy?  

6:43- William Mapp Top Tech Stories of the Week

SOPHIA THE ROBOT WANTS A BABY

Last year, we reported about Sophia the Robot.  Sophia is the world’s first robotic citizen.  The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has granted her full citizenship with all rights and duties.  What we didn’t report on after the breaking news, was that Sophia the Robot wants a baby.  We decided to start this week’s tech tag up with this story, because it’s laced with AI.  I don’t know how or why Sophia’s neural networks want the baby, but here we are.  In related news, the robot creator also wants to make a baby with his bot!

AFTER BANNING ADULT CONTENT TUMBLR ALGOS BAN ALL CONTENT

It’s been a not so secret that if you wanted to peruse indie adult, sexual content, the social network to peruse was Tumblr.  Facing a ban from the Apple App Store and increased scrutiny from anyone who wasn’t using Tumblr, the social network, Tumblr decided to ban all sexual content from its platform.  They’re enforcing the ban, pretty poorly, using AI algorithms.  The algorithms aren’t working properly in that they are banning anime clips, images featuring people of color, and some of Tumblr’s own content.  It just goes to show, human moderators are still better than the machines they are being replaced with.

FACEBOOK DUST WITHOUT AI

Yann LeCun, founder and top AI researcher of Facebook has reportedly said the company would be dust without ratification intelligence.  AI technology is now being used in Facebook posts, language translation, and ad placement.  Facebook has been using AI since 2013 and LeCun has said that the social network couldn’t function today without it, since it is virtually everywhere.  So maybe, just maybe, Facebook isn’t listening, maybe their machine algorithms are just that good.

7:13- Ray Stagich WX

7:43- Michael Bower- Former President George H.W. Bush will be laid to rest in Texas on Thursday.  Michael Bower will have the latest on the funerals in Washington, and in Houston.

8:13- TECH CEOS TO WHITE HOUSE

FOX News Radio’s JON DECKER 

8:23- Christmas Tree Giveaway

8:43- Dr Erin Allgood Ask a Vet Thursday

8:52- Dr Allgood con't

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