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2 MINNESOTA BROTHERS INVESTIGATED IN TIKTOK GAMBLING SCHEME
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Investigators in Minnesota are looking into allegations two men have been running a TikTok gambling scheme in the state’s casinos. The Minneapolis Star Tribune reports that court filings this week indicate the state Alcohol and Gambling Enforcement Division is investigating allegations that an Edina man and his younger brother have been collecting fees for playing slots on behalf of others watching on TikTok. State law prohibits placing bets on behalf of someone else. So far no one has been charged.
CONFIDENTIAL DOCUMENT REVEALS KEY HUMAN ROLE IN GUNSHOT TECH
CHICAGO (AP) – A confidential document from the gunshot-detection company ShotSpotter details the extensive role human reviewers play in checking the work of its proprietary, artificial intelligence algorithm. A selling point for crime-fighting tools underpinned by AI has been that they lessen the role of all-too-fallible humans. But the operations document obtained by The Associated Press describes how humans have the ultimate call in deciding whether sounds picked up in more than 140 U.S. cities are gunshots or other noises such as fireworks or thunder. Experts say some of the guidance — including allowing for “100% certainty” in the reviewer’s mind — could allow subjectivity to creep into the decision-making.
UK LEADER RISHI SUNAK FINED FOR FAILING TO WEAR SEAT BELT
LONDON (AP) – U.K. Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has been fined by police for taking off his seat belt to film a social media video in a moving car. Sunak has apologized for making an “error of judgment” while filming a message for Instagram from the back of an official government car during a visit to northwest England on Thursday. Lancashire Police said Friday it has looked into the video and “issued a 42-year-old man from London with a conditional offer of fixed penalty.” The conditional offer means that the person fined accepts guilt but doesn’t have to go to court. Police didn’t say how much Sunak was fined.
SORCERESSES, PARKOUR AND SARCASTIC BRACELET MAKE UP “FORSPOKEN”
UNDATED (AP) – New York, New York: If you can make it there, you’ll make it anywhere. Which is good for Frey Holland, the heroine of Square Enix’s “Forspoken,” who finds herself yanked out of the Big Apple and dropped into a dazzling but blighted world called Athia that’s ruled by a trio of wicked sorceresses. Fortunately, Frey picks up a few spells and some mad parkour skills, and she’s equipped with a chatty, sarcastic bracelet that’s eager to help her find her way home. “Forspoken’s” designers worked on 2016′s “Final Fantasy XV,” and while their new game may not be as epic, it might hold fans over until “Final Fantasy XVI” arrives this summer. Frey’s adventure begins Tuesday on PlayStation 5 and PC.
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