PG&E power outage could cost the California economy more than $2 billion

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Source: MSN Money The economic impact of PG&E’s preventative power cuts could be upward of $2 billion, according to some estimates. The state’s largest utility company began cutting power for customers in Northern and Central California on Wednesday as a precautionary measure aimed at preventing the outbreak of wildfires. Amid peak fire season and forecasts …

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‘Nerd,’ ‘Nonsmoker,’ ‘Wrongdoer’: How Might A.I. Label You?

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Source: The New York Times ImageNet Roulette, a digital art project and viral selfie app, exposes how biases have crept into the artificial-intelligence technologies changing our lives. When Tabong Kima checked his Twitter feed early Wednesday morning, the hashtag of the moment was #ImageNetRoulette. Everyone, it seemed, was uploading selfies to a website where some …

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Agriculture Department Flooded With Appeals to Stop Food Stamp Purge

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Source: MSN Governors, mayors, attorneys general, state delegations, teachers and pediatricians have flooded the Agriculture Department with comments that overwhelmingly oppose the Trump administration’s proposed rule to limit eligibility for food stamps — and cut millions from the nation’s pre-eminent food assistance program. The rule change’s public comment period ended on Monday, with more than …

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