Tuesday Notes: NBA Draft Lottery, iPhones x Voice AI, and more
- Pennsylvania Elections: Philadelphia Democratic Mayoral Primary
- NBA Draft Lottery, Tuesday, May 16th, 2023, at 8 p.m. ET on ESPN
- Los Angeles Lakers (0) at Denver Nuggets (0), Tuesday, May 16th, 2023, at 8:30 PM ET on ESPN
- Converse x TURBODRK, Chuck 70 Laceless, releasing Tuesday, May 16 at 10 a.m. ET on SNKRs
- Nike Dunk Low Mica Green, releasing Tuesday, May 16 at 10 a.m. ET on SNKRs
- Nike Air Max 95 Black and Stadium Green, releasing Wednesday, May 17 at 10 a.m. ET on SNKRs
- Nike Air Jordan 5 "Craft" releasing Wednesday, May 17 at 10 a.m. ET on SNKRs
How Africa's history shaped the modern world
An interview with Howard W. French, an award-winning journalist, author and professor at Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. His latest book is “Born in Blackness: Africa, Africans, and the Making of the Modern World, 1471 to the Second World War.” He is currently finishing a book on Black internationalism during the independence era in Africa.
Which character in Born in Blackness best sums up how little is acknowledged today about Africa’s role in shaping our modern world?
I would have to say, Mansa Musa, the early 15th-century ruler of the Mali Empire whose pilgrimage to Mecca, during which he stopped over in Cairo, I argue, is the starting gun that sets of the race to modernity. Mansa Musa distributed 18 tons of gold in acts of patronage, hoping to put Mali on the map as a new global Muslim power to be reckoned with.
Sports Roundup: NBA Draft Lottery aka the Victor Wembanyama Lottery, Lakers vs. Nuggets Conference Finals Preview, Folarin Balogun to USMNT, Lionel Messi's latest
Automated hiring algorithms are still discriminating against workers
EARLIER THIS MONTH, Lina Khan, chair of the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC), wrote an essay in The New York Times affirming the agency’s commitment to regulating AI. But there was one AI application Khan didn’t mention that the FTC urgently needs to regulate: automated hiring systems. These range in complexity from tools that merely parse resumes and rank them to systems that green-light candidates and trash applicants deemed unfit. Increasingly, working Americans are obligated to use them if they want to get hired.
iPhones will be able to speak in your voice with 15 minutes of training
Today, Apple previewed a bundle of new features designed for cognitive, vision, hearing, and mobility accessibility.