Cyberculture agenda: Google explains how they found with “bad ads in 2015”

How we fought bad ads in 2015

When ads are good, they connect you to products or services you’re interested in and make it easier to get stuff you want. They also keep a lot of what you love about the web—like news sites or mobile apps—free.


Video: Armand Valdes, Loris Ravera

cassetteFor more than a decade researchers have been looking into the effects of online music piracy on the revenues of the record industry, with mixed results.

By now it’s clear that there’s no universal positive or negative effect of piracy on sales. The results depend on the type of artist, music genre and media, among other variables.

Artificial intelligence experts have come together at the World Economic Forum in Davos to discuss the future – or lack of – for autonomous killer robots. Despite calls for a ban made by people like Tesla’s Elon Musk last year, Sir Roger Carr, the chairman of British weapons manufacturer BAE, said that 40 countries are currently working on this tech, including the United States.


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