Amazon built an AI tool to hire people but had to shut it down because it was discriminating against women

Amazon worked on building an artificial-intelligence tool to help with hiring, but the plans backfired when the company discovered the system discriminated against women, Reuters reports. Citing five sources, Reuters said Amazon set up an engineering team in Edinburgh, Scotland, in 2014 to find a way to automate its recruitment. The company created 500 computer…

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One big reason people don’t pay off their credit cards every month

AFP/Getty Images One major reason people pay bills late: They simply forget. Many people are late on their credit-card payments because they simply don’t have the cash. But an even more shocking number don’t pay because they, well, forget. Some 448 of respondents in a survey of 2,000 people released Tuesday by personal-finance company NerdWallet…

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22 People Accidentally Poisoned by Bad Mix of Chemicals in a Disneyland Paris Resort Pool

Guests and staff at the New York Hotel at Disneyland Paris were accidentally poisoned by a mix-up of chemicals in a swimming pool on Friday. According to France’s Le Parisien newspaper, 22 people were intoxicated by a bad mix of bleach and sulfuric acid which was made in the hotel pool tank. The outlet reports…

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People Sharing Netflix, Hulu, Cable Passwords with, You Guessed It, Millennials in the Lead

Millennials have ruined most everything, according to news reports, so why not kill video-streaming services like Netflix and Hulu, too? People aged around 22 to 36 are the most likely to share their passwords paid streaming services, according to new data shared by an executive from media-research company Magid on CNBC. Jill Rosengard Hill told…

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