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Tuesday Notes: NBA Draft Lottery, iPhones x Voice AI, and more

Tuesday Notes: NBA Draft Lottery, iPhones x Voice AI, and more

Today's Events

  • 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.

How Africa’s history shaped the modern world | Semafor
Howard W. French, is 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.”

Sports Roundup: NBA Draft Lottery aka the Victor Wembanyama Lottery, Lakers vs. Nuggets Conference Finals Preview, Folarin Balogun to USMNT, Lionel Messi's latest

Sports Roundup: NBA Draft Lottery aka the Victor Wembanyama Lottery, Lakers vs. Nuggets Conference Finals Preview, Folarin Balogun to USMNT, Lionel Messi’s latest
Today’s Events * NBA Draft Lottery, Tuesday, May 16th, 2023, at 8 p.m. E.T. on ESPN * Los Angeles Lakers (0) at Denver Nuggets (0), Tuesday, May 16th, 2023, at 8:30 PM E.T. on ESPN NBA Western Conference Finals Preview: This Or That: LeBron’s Playmaking Or Scoring Bigger

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.

Unfair Automated Hiring Systems Are Everywhere
Algorithms can exacerbate employment discrimination. It’s time for the US Federal Trade Commission to regulate them.

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.

iPhones will be able to speak in your voice with 15 minutes of training
Apple previews new cognition, vision, and hearing features.

ChatGPT's Sam Altman Faces Senate Panel

ChatGPT’s Sam Altman Faces Senate Panel Examining Artificial Intelligence
Congress is looking to impose artificial-intelligence regulations, if it can reach a consensus.

adidas Originals x Manchester United Collection

adidas Originals x Manchester United Collection
adidas Originals and Manchester United are creating a new collection inspired by the club’s late ’80s/early ’90s heritage, the adidas Originals x Manchester United capsule. The collection taps into United’s 1988-1990 seasons, features the United Third Jersey, as well as eight other items in the col…

KAYTRAMINÉ: Aminé & KAYTRANADA

KAYTRAMINÉ: Aminé & KAYTRANADA
Aminé & KAYTRANADA are KAYTRAMINÉ and drop a new single “Rebuke.” ‘KAYTRAMINÉ’ the album arrives May 19. About KAYTRANADA Few have done more to advance woozy, hazing textures as a creative strategy than KAYTRANADA, a Montreal producer whose swerving synths and spongy funk have helped steer the…

Philadelphia Democrats Clash: 5 Things to Know About the Mayor’s Race

Philadelphia Democrats Clash: 5 Things to Know About the Mayor’s Race
The winner of the Democratic contest is all but certain to become the next mayor of Philadelphia and could play a key role in the 2024 presidential election.

Hackers breach Philadelphia Inquirer ahead of Tuesday’s mayoral primary

Hackers breach Philadelphia Inquirer ahead of Tuesday’s mayoral primary | Engadget
This weekend, The Philadelphia Inquirer was hacked ahead of Tuesday’s Democratic mayoral primary.

2024 Sneaker Releases

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Jordan Spizike Low and Jordan Stadium 90 "Dongdan"-Themed Colorways

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Tyshawn Jones and His New Adidas Tyshawn II Sneaker

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adidas Sambas x Lionel Messi x Inter Miami

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Bode x Nike Astro Grabber

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The latest collaboration between Bode and Nike centered around the re-release of the Astro Grabber, a shoe with a rich
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Bodega x Saucony "Jaunt Woven"

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Travis Scott x Jordan Jumpman Jack "University Red" and "Sail"

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Air Jordan 5 "Black Cat" 2024 Release: A Coveted Release for Sneaker Enthusiasts

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Air Jordan 5 SE "Sail"

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The Air Jordan 5 SE "Sail," set to release in April 2024, is a highly anticipated addition to the Jordan Brand's Special Edition (SE) range.
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Air Jordan 5 ‘Olive’ Returning Spring 2024

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2024 will feature the release of the Air Jordan 5 "Olive" in of Army Olive, Solar Orange, and Black. Air
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