What a Biden-Harris administration might mean for AI’s future

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The Democratic VP nominee has shown an interest in how AI and facial recognition can open the door to bias. Here’s what Joe Biden and Kamala Harris’s AI regulation strategy should consider. If the Biden-Harris ticket wins in November, it will mark the first time that a sitting vice president is a digital native. Not only did Kamala Harris grow up digital, but she’s also spent much of her adult life in and around Silicon Valley, and her statewide campaigns have been backed by some of Silicon Valley’s top Democratic power brokers, including Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook’s chief operating officer, and Marc Benioff, chief executive of Salesforce. Read Full Story

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Kamala Harris’s ascent is a win for Asian-Americans. So why do I feel so ambivalent?

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An executive of Chinese descent reflects on what Americans of East Asian heritage—and all communities of color—can learn from the vice president-elect and her victory. One of the brightest notes in the outcome of 2020’s tawdry political process is the historic election of the first female, Black, and—most notably—Asian American vice president, Kamala Harris. Read Full Story

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How to watch the vice presidential debate live on CNN, MSNBC, or elsewhere for free without cable

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Vice President Mike Pence will face off against Senator Kamala Harris of California, and nothing but plexiglass will come between them. The first and only live debate between Vice President Mike Pence and Senator Kamala Harris of California will take place tonight at the University of Utah’s Kingsbury Hall in Salt Lake City. Both sides have agreed to additional safety measures in the wake of news last week that President Trump—and a growing number of people in his orbit—tested positive for COVID-19. As a result, expect to see farther distance and two shields of plexiglass between Pence and Harris tonight. Read Full Story

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‘I’m speaking’: Every time Kamala Harris reclaimed her time during the VP debate

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It was a whole different ballgame than last week in the vice presidential debate, but one side still seemed to keep running more afoul of the ref. Even a mild improvement over last week’s punishing-to-watch presidential debate counts as a political vacation. Tonight’s vice-presidential scrimmage, however, still carried the residual discomfort of watching one side repeatedly breaking the rules and refusing to be reined in. Read Full Story

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Do you show your face in Zoom meetings? Your gender may play a role

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Women are more likely than men to go audio-only during virtual meetings, according to a Harris Poll conducted exclusively for Fast Company. On days when Melissa Klinko knows she’ll be seen on Zoom or Microsoft Teams, she whips out her mascara wand and then logs on early to make sure she looks right—centered on the screen, no up-the-nostrils view. Otherwise, she’ll opt for audio-only. Read Full Story

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Here’s where VP pick Kamala Harris stands on Big Tech, family leave, fair pay, and more

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Former vice president Joe Biden has picked Senator Kamala Harris of California to be his running mate in the 2020 presidential election. Former vice president Joe Biden has picked Senator Kamala Harris of California to be his running mate, a historic move that will make her the first woman of color to be nominated by a major party in a U.S. presidential election. Harris, one of Biden’s toughest rivals in the Democratic primary race, had been seen as one of the most likely choices throughout the months-long vetting process. Read Full Story

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