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Thursday September 26th, 2019 night edition

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Today's really not the best day for someone at the White House to be extremely bad at email.

In the aftermath of the memorandum showing President Trump pushing for Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden, the White House was quick to shoot off an email of talking points in hopes of containing the damage.

The email, featuring talking points allies were to use to combat arguments from House Democrats, was emailed to ... House Democrats.

That includes House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), reports HuffPost's Jennifer Bendery.

Hmmm… The White House just sent its talking points on Ukraine to House Democrats.

Here are some screenshots, per source. — Andrew Desiderio (@AndrewDesiderio) September 25, 2019.

Referencing this bizarre email snafu, a source told The Washington Post's Jacqueline Alemany, "It really is stupid Watergate." »

Attacks on Greta Thunberg Come from a Coordinated Network of Climate Change Deniers

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It is republished here as part of Covering Climate Now, a global collaboration of more than 250 news outlets to strengthen coverage of the climate story.

But understanding where those attackers come from, ideologically and professionally, casts an important light on some of their dark statements.

Two National Rally MPs recently boycotted her visit to France, and AfD representatives have made coordinated attacks on social media. »

Trump's ‘transcript’ of Ukraine call unlikely to be verbatim

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Trump said on Tuesday a “complete, fully declassified and unredacted transcript” of the July 25 call would be released on Wednesday.

In it, the Republican president is alleged to have pressured Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy to investigate Joe Biden, the U.S. Democratic presidential front-runner.

“Typically a note-taker will write notes about what the principal says in a fashion that does not embarrass their principal,” said Farkas. »

AI equal with human experts in medical diagnosis, study finds

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However, experts have warned the latest findings are based on a small number of studies, since the field is littered with poor-quality research.

However questions remain about how such deep learning systems measure up to human skills.

“If you are a deep learning algorithm, when you fail you can often fail in a very unpredictable and spectacular way,” he said. »

Boston Dynamics' Scary Quadruped Robots Are Now Roaming the World Free

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Boston Dynamics has announced that Spot — its quadruped robot — is now available for sale for any company with good ideas.

According to Boston Dynamics, Spot is also quite durable with an IP54 protection rating against shocks, water, and dirt.

Apparently, corporate customers are lining up to snatch one, which will involve a leasing program, not a simple one-time-payment purchase. »