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Why using AI to screen job applicants is almost always a bunch of crap

Millions of potential employees are subjected to artificial intelligence screenings during the hiring process every month. While some systems make it easier to weed out candidates who lack necessary educational or work qualifications, many AI hiring solutions are nothing more than snake oil. Thousands of companies around the world rely on outside businesses to provide so-called intelligent hiring solutions. These AI-powered packages are advertised as a way to narrow job applicants down to a ‘cream of the crop’ for humans to consider. On the surface, this seems like a good idea. Anyone who’s ever been responsible for the hiring at… This story continues at The Next Web

Horizon Zero Dawn needs to be the first of many PS4 exclusives on PC

Rumor has it that Horizon Zero Dawn is about to become the first 1st-party PlayStation 4 exclusive game to make the jump to PC. Here’s hoping that, if it’s true, this rumor hopefully presages a closer relationship between PlayStation and PC… or, you know, any relationship at all. This rumor comes from a Kotaku report, which cites anonymous sources familiar with the plans. Granted, it is just a rumor at this point, but given that we’ve already seen Death Stranding coming to PC, it sounds at least somewhat plausible. Sony is also supposed to be putting on a show sometime in February… This story continues at The Next Web

Huawei P40 Pro leak shows off superzoom lens and reserved ceramic design

With this year’s first batch of flagship phones right around the corner, the leaks are ramping up. Today’s victim: the Huawei P40 Pro. Ever-reliable leaker Evan Blass got his hands on some renders of the phone, matching up with earlier photos of the device in the wild. The leaked device appears to come in white and black options made from ceramic – notably more restrained than the multitude of gradient colorways we’ve seen from Huawei in the past (though I’m sure there will be some of those too). Ceramic is an interesting choice of material because while it is just… This story continues at The Next Web Or just read more coverage about: Huawei

Bitcoin fans just turned their Tesla car into a full node

Tesla cars are capable of a lot, from self-driving, smart summoning, and automatic parking — but what about running Bitcoin? As it turns out, they can do that too. Cryptocurrency fans have shared video footage of a Tesla car’s onboard computer system operating as a Bitcoin full node. Downloading full blocks to this @Tesla pic.twitter.com/j4L84QycxX — bcoin (@Bcoin) January 16, 2020 [Read: Accidental Tesla ‘butt dial’ upgrade highlights confusing future of car maintenance] This is possible thanks to the Bcoin project, which shared the video. Bcoin is an alternative implementation of the Bitcoin protocol that any machine — like Tesla‘s onboard computer — can run via its internet… This story continues at The Next Web Or just read more coverage about: Bitcoin,Tesla

Thailand launches probe into $2.46M cryptocurrency pyramid ‘scam’

Cryptocurrency investors who fell for an alleged pyramid scheme that resulted in losses of more than $2.46 million (THB75 million) have asked Thailand‘s Department of Special Investigation (DSI) to investigate. According to the Bangkok Post, the cryptocurrency project, known as “Khung Nong Cryptocurrency Trading,” became famous in parts of the country in 2018. The scheme allegedly promised maximum returns of 8 percent per week, attracting individuals from Krabi, Trang, Yala, Pattani, and Narathiwat who sold their assets — including cars, businesses, and land — in order to invest. [Read: Thailand’s oldest bank hints at new blockchain app powered by Ripple] Human rights activist Phadungsak… This story continues at The Next Web

Oscar-nominated ‘1917’ leaks in massive screener dump

It only hit theaters in December, but Sam Mendes‘ epic war flick 1917 has already leaked on the internet. The World War I-themed movie, which clinched a Golden Globe award for best movie and secured 10 Oscar nominations earlier this week, was one of six film releases leaked in a massive screener dump over the past 24 hours, TorrentFreak reports. This brings the total number of leaked screeners in 2020 to 16, which is a significant increase compared to an all-time low in 2019. For those unfamiliar, screeners are usually intended only for private award screenings. Not this time, though. Curiously,… This story continues at The Next Web

Marley added noise-canceling to its Exodus headphones and I adore them

I had the pleasure of trying out Marley’s Exodus wireless over-ear headphones last May. Despite not being the best-sounding cans I’ve ever used, they got plenty of use simply because of how stylish and comfortable they are. The company has updated that model with active noise-canceling (ANC) chops, Bluetooth 5.0 for better wireless connectivity, a padded headband, and a sleek new black finish. It also costs $50 bucks more. That pits the revamped Exodus headphones against some formidable contenders. I spent the last few weeks putting them through their paces to see how they held up. Here’s what you can… This story continues at The Next Web

Google’s new AI language model can comprehend entire books

One of the prime challenges of a language-based AI model is to understand the context of the surrounding content. To solve this problem, Google has introduced a new model called Reformer, which understands the context of 1 million lines using just 16GB space. The company built this to solve problems of its old model Transformer — a neural network that compares words in a paragraph to each other to understand the relationship between them. Current models, support understanding of a few lines or paragraphs before and after the text in focus. However, as it uses pair matching, Transformer takes a… This story continues at The Next Web Or just read more coverage about: Google