What you need to know ahead of the EU copyright vote

European Union lawmakers are facing a major vote on digital copyright reform proposals on Wednesday — a process that has set the Internet’s hair fully on fire. Here’s a run down of the issues and what’s at stake… Article 13 The most controversial component of the proposals concerns user-generated content…

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Observe.AI raises $8M to use artificial intelligence to improve call centers

Being stuck on the phone with call centers is painful. We all know this. Observe.AI is one company that wants to make the experience more bearable, and it’s raised $8 million to develop an artificial intelligence system that it believes will do just that. The funding round was led by Nexus Venture Partners,…

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Why You Should Teach Your Kids To Swear, According To Science

Scientific research that seems to support the idea that swearing is inherently good certainly seems to appeal to the masses. It’s unclear why, but perhaps there’s something fun about authoritative science types suggesting that we can break social rules like that in a public setting. Research has linked swearing to…

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