May 2, 2019

Thrivve Newsletter — Issue #7

Hello Thrivvers, and welcome to this week’s selected stories. In this issue, we take a look at newly released research that you can try out that uses AI to generate music in different styles, data privacy issues in apps you may be using, and more!

Thrivve Newsletter — Issue #7

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OpenAI’s MuseNet generates AI music at the push of a button

OpenAI’s MuseNet is a new online tool that uses AI to generate songs with up to 10 different instruments. It can create music in as many as 15 different styles, imitating composers like Mozart and artists like Lady Gaga.

Read more on The Verge

41% of voice assistant users have concerns about trust and privacy, report finds

Forty-one percent of voice assistant users are concerned about trust, privacy and passive listening, according to a new report from Microsoft focused on consumer adoption of voice and digital assistants. And perhaps people should be concerned — all the major voice assistants, including those from Google, Amazon, Apple and Samsung, as well as Microsoft, employ […]

Read more on Techcrunch

Applying for Your Next Job May Be an Automated Nightmare

If you think looking for a job is already daunting, anxiety-riddled, and unpleasant, just wait until the algorithms take over the hiring process. When they do, a newfangled “digital recruiter” like VCV, which just received $1.7 million in early investment, hopes it will look something like this:

Read more on Gizmodo

Why Tech Billionaires Are Spending To Restrain Artificial Intelligence

Some tech billionaires are so worried about the direction of artificial intelligence that they are spending their own billions to monitor and restrain it. If those who know best the frontiers of tech are worried about its direction then we should all be taking note.

Read more on Forbes

That mental health app might share your data without telling you

Free apps marketed to people with depression or who want to quit smoking are hemorrhaging user data to third parties like Facebook and Google — but often don’t admit it in their privacy policies, new research says. The study is the latest to highlight the potential risks of entrusting sensitive health information to our phones.

Read more on The Verge

See you next week!