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Ok zero questions asked and answered
Time 4 jacked box

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So, Google fired their star AI ethics researcher Dr. Timnit Gebru after she tried to publish a paper demonstrating that Google’s BERT natural language model is unethically biased along gender and racial lines and not fit for use. It sounds like Google squashed the paper because it found the contents “objectionable”, and is claiming that Gebru chose to resign instead of being fired.

wired.com/story/prominent-ai-e

when job postings say "fast paced," they mean "understaffed"

hey peeps :blobcat:

today is the final #bandcampfriday, where all purchase money goes directly to the artists

if you’ve been meaning to buy our debut EP, today is the day to do it!! ✨

powderpaint.bandcamp.com/album

seriously I can't overstate two things from this

1) normally I see a handful of emails in my inbox. Today it was over 20 from bandcamp artists alone, and it's not even noon yet!

1) it took THIS LONG for bands to collectively figure out how to fucking market themselves. It's DECEMBER. Bandcamp fridays have been a thing for most of the year now!

Look, marketing is important for artists. Luck discovery is gambling, and a terrible way to survive.

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Ok time to coffee and try to get my day started comfortably early.

Bandcamp Friday announces itself to me in the form of my email inbox exploding with announcements that bands have released SO MUCH new merch. Y'all. I don't need a patch I need an album. You've sleeping on it for years now just record something!

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