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CTech's Tuesday Roundup of Israeli Tech News

Israel Police had a plan to police social media; PoV: to err is (not necessarily) human

CTech 13:2208.10.19
Israel Police had a plan to police social media. An inner document obtained by Calcalist reveals the police has set up a dedicated “shaming” officer who is in charge of removing negative comments and posts from social media, and that the agency also previously planned to create a real-time monitoring system of such posts. Read more

 

PoV | To err is (not necessarily) human. Researcher Dov Greenbaum writes about Yom Kippur, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, and how artificial intelligence is becoming more human-like. Read more
Researcher Dov Greenbaum Researcher Dov Greenbaum
There is no alternative to raising taxes, says Israel’s chief economist. In the first interview since her January appointment, Shira Greenberg talked about Israel’s budget deficit, market productivity, and the taxation of tech exists. Read more

 

First day of carpool lane a success, according to transportation ministry. On Friday, Israel’s Ministry of Transportation inaugurated high occupancy vehicle (HOV) lanes in two Israeli highways. Read more

 

BiblioTech | CTech’s book review: the building blocks of scaling fast. SOSA CEO Uzi Scheffer on Reid Hoffman and Chris Yeh's "Blitzscaling: The Lightning-Fast Path to Building Massively Valuable Companies". Read more

 

Israel and Brazil announce winners of R&D collaboration agreement. Together, the four selected projects will receive a total investment of $7.5 million. Read more

 

Cybersecurity startup Cynamics emerges from stealth. Cynamics develops artificial intelligence-based algorithms that analyze traffic patterns, looking for anomalies that signal an imminent attack on critical infrastructure networks. Read more

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