Daily Archives: November 9, 2018

Arbitrary searches in Ukrainian capital

Last week active oppositional non-government organizations and their leaders were at blow of Ukrainian special services in Kiev.

On November 6 the Security Service of Ukraine carried out searches in the apartment of the human rights activist Elena Berezhnaya and the office of the former deputy head of Kiev City State Administration Irena Kilchytskaya. The SBU suspects Berezhnaya, who planned to carry out an event for the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Kiev from fascist aggressors on November 6th, of state treason.

Finland | Chemically-cleaned Finnish lake still clear, but now overrun by waterweed

Waterweed is often used to decorate fish aquariums so some locals suspect the invasive plant may have come from someone dumping an aquarium into the lake.

This autumn, many visitors to south-west Finland’s crystal-clear Littoinen Lake noticed an unusual amount of waterweed.

China | World’s first AI news anchor makes “his” China debut

The world’s first artificial intelligence (AI) news anchor made “his” debut at the ongoing fifth World Internet Conference in east China’s Zhejiang Province.

The news anchor, based on the latest AI technology, has a male image with a voice, facial expressions and actions of a real person. “He” learns from live broadcasting videos by himself and can read texts as naturally as a professional news anchor.