Welcome to Trend Settings episode 94! Let’s round up the latest news of the week. We’ll smash the World Cup chat, the Supreme Court in USA, 50 Cent vs Terry Crews, and Man vs Machine! The latest in AI applications.
Heartbreak for Germany as they leave the World Cup before the group stage. No Lahm, no party as they say.
Optus has also made its exit with SBS officially taking over broadcasting responsibility, and Maradona is keeping us all entertained of course.
50 Cent Insults Terry Crews MeToo Moment
This week in entertainment 50cent is in fine form taking to Instagram to ridicule Terry Crews as he testifies in front of a senate committee with his story of how he was sexually assualted. The twitter storm rages as people discuss the affects of toxic masculinity
DOTA 2 Humans Vs Open AI
Elon Musk cofounded research lab OpenAI is sending five AI agents to the massive DOTA 2 tournament The International to play against the best players in the world. Can machines that play a game for 180 years in a day better the worlds best players?
And can an AI give better medical advice and information that a human GP? UK company Babylon’s service GP at hand is developing AI they claim achieves better results on medical exams than humans.
Would you ask your phone instead of going to the doctor?
Amazon Prime Hits Australia
Supreme Court Judges and youngest congresswoman ever
Judge Anthony Kennedy has announced his retirement from the Supreme Court in a blow to liberal leaning Americanas. This means Trump gets to pick a conservative judge to shore up the conservative 5-4 majority in America’s highest court.
In election news Alexandria Ocasio Cortez defeated incumbent Representative Joe Crowley in the democratic primary for the 14th district in New York City. In doing so she will likely become the youngest woman to ever enter the US Congress. Could this signal a change in the Democratic Party away from corporate funded incumbents towards the Bernie sanders movement?