Another familiar face has landed at Intel's discrete graphics division. Chris Hook, the former director of global product marketing at AMD, updated his social media profiles to reflect his new role as Intel's "discrete graphics guy." More specifically, he'll oversee discrete GPU marketing efforts at Intel.Previously Hook worked at AMD for nearly two decades (17 years) dating back to the ATI days, before leaving the company earlier this month "to pursue a new role" elsewhere that was to begin at the end of April. He didn't mention at the time what that role would be, but now we know.What's interesting about this hire is that Hook is reuniting with Raja Koduri, the former head of AMD's Radeon Technologies Group who oversaw the development of Vega before taking a sabbatical and, upon his return, jumping ship to Intel.The hire seems indicative that Intel will release a discrete gaming GPU at some point, though exactly when remains to be seen. It's worth noting that Intel hasn't actually … [Read more...] about Intel hires another AMD employee to promote its future discrete graphics cards
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Facebook's acknowledgement that most of its 2.2 billion members have probably had their personal data scraped by "malicious actors" is the latest example of the social network's failure to protect its users' data. At a Glance: Zuckerberg to testify, other probes pending Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg will testify before Congress next week. His appearance comes as authorities around the world investigate allegations that the political data-mining firm Cambridge Analytica inappropriately accessed data on as many as 87 million Facebook users to influence elections. Not to mention its seeming inability to even identify the problem until the company was already embroiled in scandal.CEO Mark Zuckerberg told reporters Wednesday that Facebook is shutting down a feature that let people search for Facebook users by phone number or email address. Although that was useful for people who wanted to find others on Facebook, it turns out that unscrupulous types also figured out years ago that … [Read more...] about Zuckerberg to 2.2 billion Facebook users: Someone, sometime has probably accessed your information
Cogmind recently made it through a second whole year of its pre-Steam early access program, and as this period comes to an end I’d like to take the opportunity to, like the first year, share some data and pretty graphs :) This is an interesting milestone because it more or less coincides with the completion of Cogmind’s primary content, represented by the Beta release just last month, meaning it took around two years of work to bring the game from Alpha 1 to Beta 1. And it’s still amazing that support has been sufficient to maintain full-time development for this long--Cogmind’s lifetime revenue passed the $100k mark in April :D. So a big thanks to everyone who has helped it reach this stage! @’s celebrate the Beta :) For a more general summary of late-alpha progress you can check out the data in my 2016 annual review, whereas this article will instead be mostly looking at revenue and pricing. And while the first year of sales data was neat simply … [Read more...] about Cogmind Alpha Year 2 Sales Data (Pre-Steam)
Whenever YouTube institutes a tougher moderation stance, a common debate emerges over censorship — especially from notable conservative voices. Questions over YouTube’s moderators and the power they hold were raised this week after notable conservative pundits, gun advocates, conspiracy channels and other right-wing voices received community strikes or were locked out of their channels. Creators who are affected by lockouts, strikes and suspensions are referring to it as the “YouTube Purge,” claiming that YouTube is purging all right-wing or pro-gun content. The move follows the company’s attempt to clamp down on dangerous content following the Parkland shooting. A YouTube representative acknowledged that new moderators, hired as part of the company’s plan to employ 10,000 people to help oversee content and respond to flags, may have been a little overzealous. “As we work to hire rapidly and ramp up our policy enforcement teams throughout … [Read more...] about ‘YouTube Purge’ points to bigger problem with conspiracy videos, transparency
The 2018 Game Developers Conference is coming up fast, and organizers are eager to let you know about some of the great AI-focused talks that will be taking place during the March conference. Each of these talks is part of the GDC AI Summit, one of eight that will take place Monday, March 19th and Tuesday, March 20th at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, CA during the first two days of the conference. Each Summit offers a comprehensive overview of a specific game industry discipline, and the AI Summit is no exception. This year, for example, Guerrilla Games' Julian Berteling will be delivering a very cool talk on "Beyond 'Killzone': Creating New AI Systems for 'Horizon Zero Dawn'" to explain the changes that Guerilla made to switch from having to support a single human enemy in closed corridor spaces to a game with more than 25 wildly different characters in a large open world. You'll want to see this, because attendees … [Read more...] about Make games smarter: Attend the GDC 2018 AI Summit!