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Weekly News Digest

October 1, 2019 — In addition to this week's NewsBreaks article and the monthly NewsLink Spotlight, Information Today, Inc. (ITI) offers Weekly News Digests that feature recent product news and company announcements. Watch for additional coverage to appear in the next print issue of Information Today. For other up-to-the-minute news, check out ITIís Twitter account: @ITINewsBreaks.

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The Good and Bad Sides of AI

Molly Wood writes the following for WIRED:

I don’t know about you, but every time I figure out a way of sharing less information online, it’s like a personal victory. After all, who have I hurt, advertisers? Oh, boo hoo.

But sharing your information, either willingly or not, is soon going to become a much more difficult moral choice. Companies may have started out hoovering up your personal data so they could deliver that now-iconic shoe ad to you over and over, everywhere you go. And, frankly, you did passively assent to the digital ad ecosystem. …

But now that data is being used to train artificial intelligence, and the insights those future algorithms create could quite literally save lives.

For more information, read the article.

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