Your digest of the week’s top media, entertainment and technology news
Who owns that?
Wimbledon’s official technical partner IBM is using technology to automatically generate highlight clips based on noise of the crowd and movement of action, shared Ars technica. Wimbledon is also gathering data captured by the Hawk-Eye ball-tracking camera system, but using that data could be problematic as questions remain about who owns the data.
Copyright laws have haunted a UK-based photographer who is being sued on behalf of a monkey who took a selfie on his device back in 2011.
Meanwhile, Verizon confirmed on Wednesday the confidential data of 6 million customers was leaked online in June, as reported CNN. An enormous data breach by Bupa violated their customer’s personal information after data was copied and deleted in a violation of rules, reported the Telegraph.
A neutral internet: to be or not to be?
A virtual protest took place on Wednesday, CNN reported, as major technology companies aligned to protest the Trump government’s planned rollback of a free and open internet.
Reuters drew attention to those involved, including Facebook, Netflix, Amazon and Google, who were among the firms that ran banners and notices on their websites to illustrate what the change in legislation could mean for their user experiences.
Twitter shared in a company blog post that free expression is a key value of Twitter and of course the internet, and that changes to this legislation jeopardise the internet.
Baidu, China’s answer to Google, is partnering with Nvidia with the mission to crack the Chinese market on artificial intelligence (AI), according to Telecoms, which outlines the three main areas of development: Baidu’s data centres, integrating technology for a smart home and creating a self-driving car.
Shanghaiist confirmed Baidu’s AI developments for the self driving car have been given the green light. While Wired shared Microsoft’s plans moving into AI with a focus on environmental, health and education.
The Verge shared results from a new report on AI and robotics creating a wider divide between social statuses, with the wealthier adapting easier and job losses to administrative roles to rise.
Plan B for Brexit action
With the ramifications of Brexit hitting home, the UK has to set up internal communication infrastructures. In response, Google’s Cloud has launched new regions in London according to Tech Crunch.
Robots replacing writers?
The Guardian shared the announcement that the Press Association has received a grant from Google to deliver a news service written by robots. With some assistance from human journalists, the robotic news wire will deliver 30,000 local news stories per month.