FX’s Fosse/Verdon is either a masterpiece or a disaster

FX’s Fosse/Verdon is either a masterpiece or a disaster

Sam Rockwell plays Bob Fosse and Michelle Williams plays Gwen Verdon in a show for theater geeks and fans of complicated marriages. You should know that I’m a sucker for Broadway musicals, for stories about deeply broken and co-dependent relationships, and for structural gimmickry. And as such, I devoured and adored the five installments I’ve seen so far of FX’s new Fosse/Verdon, a glossy eight-episode miniseries about a Great Man Who Is Also A Terrible…

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How do you make sure AI is trustworthy? The EU wrote a checklist.

How do you make sure AI is trustworthy? The EU wrote a checklist.

The European Union wants to lead the world in developing ethical AI. The European Union has released a new set of guidelines for ensuring that AI is “trustworthy.” The principles are somewhat abstract and they don’t have the force of law. But they provide a good starting point for AI developers, companies, and individuals trying to figure out whether new AI systems are ethical. The EU guidelines were written by an independent group of 52…

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Vox’s guide to the 2020 presidential candidates

Vox’s guide to the 2020 presidential candidates

Everything you need to know about the crowded 2020 race. The 2020 presidential race is officially underway, and many Democrats are hoping to take their shot at unseating President Trump. Democratic Sens. Elizabeth Warren, Kamala Harris, Tulsi Gabbard, Kirsten Gillibrand, Amy Klobuchar, and Cory Booker have all thrown their hats into the ring, as well as independent Sen. Bernie Sanders, former Senate candidate Beto O’Rourke, and more. More high-profile Democrats could announce in the coming…

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Trump’s attempt to blame Obama for family separations, debunked

Trump’s attempt to blame Obama for family separations, debunked

Obama separated families under extraordinary circumstances. Trump made it standard procedure. President Donald Trump reportedly wants to take an even more hardline approach at the southern border — but wants everyone to blame his predecessor for all of its unsavory aspects. As reports swirl that Trump is considering reinstating and strengthening policies that would again result in migrant and asylum-seeking families being separated, the president, unprompted, told reporters during an Oval Office event Tuesday that…

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AT&T boasts about 5G service in 19 cities, but there’s still no phone that can use it

AT&T boasts about 5G service in 19 cities, but there’s still no phone that can use it

The state of 5G continues to be a mess, as big US telecoms race to one-up one another by being the first to deploy hobbled versions of the next-gen networking technology across the country. AT&T now boasts 19 cities with 5G service as of today, but there’s once again a big caveat: there aren’t any smartphones that can use it yet. Furthermore, AT&T’s only available true 5G device, a mobile hotspot it provides, can’t yet…

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YouTube is planning its own interactive Choose Your Own Adventure-style content

YouTube is planning its own interactive Choose Your Own Adventure-style content

YouTube is investing in new, interactive Choose Your Own Adventure-style series that will compete with programs like Netflix’s Black Mirror: Bandersnatch and You Vs. Wild. The projects will exist under a new unit dedicated to interactive programming and live specials, according to a YouTube spokesperson. The series being developed will primarily be driven by interactivity. The company will also integrate some product features into both its scripted and unscripted YouTube Originals. The company intends to…

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