Month: January 2019

Chinese Government Sets Rules for Media Depictions of Gay People

According to the Guardian, new regulations from the Chinese government have set limits on portrayals of what they consider to be negative sexual tendencies, including adultery and gay individuals. These guidelines ban such imagery from being used in television or videos uploaded to the internet. The government guidelines refer to these types of relationships as “abnormal sexual relationships.” Since Xi Jinping has risen to power, there has been a significant increase in government censorship of the arts, which also includes a ban on any depictions of the fictional character Winnie the Pooh, since Jinping has been compared to the...

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Bezos Plans Enhanced MARS Event for AI and Amazon Promotion

Previously, the MARS event has been an invite-only extravaganza run by Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos. The event was an opportunity for tech insiders and experts to get a peek at industry-leading tech developments. Recently, Bezos announced that the MARS event (which stands for Machine learning, Automation, Robotics, and Space) will be altered to allow for more participants and an increased focus on the possibilities of AI. While other tech leaders such as Elon Musk have expressed hesitancy when it comes to contributing to advances in AI (artificial intelligence) technology, Bezos seems determined to make his Las Vegas event the...

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