Groups criticize Alabama official over social media posts

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A coalition of social justice groups criticized Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill’s social media posts Tuesday, including a since-deleted retweet that mentioned a “war on whites.”

The groups and individuals held a news conference at the Alabama Capitol, saying they were following up on a letter sent last week to the elected Republican expressing disapproval of the posts. Some speakers called on Merrill to resign. Others said said the posts were irresponsible from a statewide officer holder.

Project Say Something Founder Camille Bennett said “dog whistle politics” were the tool of past segregationist Gov. George Wallace and that Merrill needs to understand that could incite violence.

“Here we are in 2020 and we still have white men at the state Capitol dog whistling, talking about a war on whites. What war do you speak of?” Bennett said.

Merrill had recently retweeted one item that criticized

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Xiaomi official shows off Redmi Note 9 Pro 5G, teases new camera sensor

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Credit: Gary Sims / Android Authority

  • Redmi GM Lu Weibing has shared a render of the new Redmi Note 9 Pro.
  • The phone has four rear cameras, including a brand new sensor.

The new Redmi Note 9 series is launching on November 26 and we’re learning new things about it on a daily basis. The latest bit of information comes from Redmi’s General Manager Lu Weibing who has shared an official render of the purported new Redmi Note 9 Pro 5G. The official has also teased a brand new camera sensor for the series.

The image shared by Weibing (seen below) shows a smartphone with a circular quad camera design and gradient color finish. We previously saw the same phone appear in a blue colorway on the Chinese certification website TENAA.

Redmi Note 9 Pro 5G render

The presence of four rear cameras all but confirms that this is the higher-end Redmi Note 9 Pro. The

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When AI sees a man, it thinks “official.” A woman? “Smile”

When AI sees a man, it thinks “official.” A woman? “Smile”

Sam Whitney (illustration), Getty Images

Men often judge women by their appearance. Turns out, computers do too.

When US and European researchers fed pictures of members of Congress to Google’s cloud image recognition service, the service applied three times as many annotations related to physical appearance to photos of women as it did to men. The top labels applied to men were “official” and “businessperson”; for women they were “smile” and “chin.”

“It results in women receiving a lower status stereotype: that women are there to look pretty and men are business leaders,” says Carsten Schwemmer, a postdoctoral researcher at GESIS Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences in Köln, Germany. He worked on the study, published last week, with researchers from New York University, American University, University College Dublin, University of Michigan, and nonprofit California YIMBY.

The researchers administered their machine vision test to Google’s artificial intelligenceimage service and those

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