Four short links: 2 January 2020
Voice Assistant, Public Domain, Bing Disinformation, and Knowledge Bases
- Rhasspy — an open source, fully offline voice assistant toolkit for many languages that works well with Home Assistant, Hass.io, and Node-RED.
- Public Domain Day 2020 — Forster’s “A Passage to India,” Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in Blue,” and the first film adaptation of Peter Pan are amongst the works entering the public domain in the US.
- Bing’s Top Search Results Contain an Alarming Amount of Disinformation — In general, Bing returns disinformation and misinformation at a significantly higher rate than Google does. In general, Bing directs users to conspiracy-related content, even if they aren’t explicitly looking for it. Bing shows users Russian propaganda at a much higher rate than Google does. Bing places student-essay sites—sites where students post or sell past papers — in its top 50 results for certain queries. Bing dredges up gratuitous white-supremacist content in response to unrelated queries.
- Outline — wiki and knowledge base for growing teams. Beautiful, feature rich, markdown compatible, and open source.