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One Degree Monday October 19 2020

Meet Polly, the AI pollster that wants to predict elections using social media

Thanks to technology, traditional pollsters don’t have it easy when it comes to finding out which way an election might go, according to documentary maker Peter Gombos.

As people lead increasingly mobile lives — and shed the tethered landline home phone — getting in touch with the electorate can be tricky.

CBC

‘Wild, wild west’: No charges laid against 300 companies making false PPE claims

Nearly 300 companies have been found to be making false claims about products related to COVID-19 but not one has yet been charged.

There are 292 entries in Health Canada’s database of “illegal, false or misleading advertising of products claiming to mitigate, prevent, treat, diagnose, or cure COVID-19.”

CTV

Now you can hum to search Google for songs you can’t remember (but can’t forget)

If you’ve ever had a song stuck in your head but can’t remember enough lyrics to search for it, Google has a solution: hum to search.

Google unveiled a new search feature Thursday that lets users search for songs by humming a few bars, in an attempt to help you identify music.

CNN

 

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