Aluminium prices extend fall after US reprieve for Rusal
BEIJING: Aluminium prices continued to fall on Tuesday after Washington gave U.S. customers of Russian producer United Company Rusal more time to close out their business with the company and comply with sanctions.
Facebook AI Research (FAIR) scientists yesterday unveiled a neural network capable of translating music from one style, genre, and set of instruments to another. Soon, you won’t have to blow your own horn; you can just whistle to an AI and it’ll turn your song into the symphony or dance hit of your dreams. The AI takes one input, such as a symphony orchestra playing Bach, and translates it into something else, like the same song played on a piano in the style of Beethoven, for example. FAIR becomes the first AI research team to create an unsupervised learning method… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Facebook
Following the lead of Twitter and Facebook, Instagram is rolling out a mute button. It lets you remove other users from your feed without unfollowing them, and it’s a good way to curate what you see without hurting anyone’s feelings.
However, what I’d kill for—on any social network with an algorithmic feed—is something less binary. This is especially an issue on Facebook, where my feed is often dominated by one or two friends whom I do like hearing from, but not to such an overwhelming degree. They’re probably so prominent in part because they’re especially prolific Facebookers. But the Facebook algorithm, as far as I can tell, also has no clue whose posts I’d most like to see.
Call it a semi-mute button or a “give me somewhat less of this person, please” button, but it would be great to ratchet down certain friends in my feed without stifling them altogether. (Facebook once offered such a feature, but people complained that it didn’t work very well—and now it seems to be gone.)