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And what about Trump’s hydroxychloroquine and bleach proclamations?
Meredith Kopit Levien, everyone seems to agree, is the right person to lead the Times into the 2020s. But here’s hoping she’ll view her mission more broadly — including the state of local news in America.
“Engineering now is the second largest functional area at the New York Times, only behind journalism, and the largest function by far on the business side.”
Now, expanding beyond its home base in southern Africa, Oxpeckers has been developing new tools to cover the illegal wildlife trade.
“We’ve found that artificial Intelligence is smart, but it’s not yet smart enough to make final decisions or avoid the robotic repetition that is an unfortunate trait of, um, robots.”
“We were like, ‘It’s OK, you can have some silence.'”
Our analysis finds a 99 percent chance someone will still complain about it.
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