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The week that was

Ian Kennedy
Ian Kennedy
Greetings!
I hope you are getting a chance to catch at least some of the Olympic games. It heartened me to watch the press conference with Simone and the team - as any team would, they’ve got each other’s back.
If you get a chance, do watch the Naomi Osaka documentary on Netflix. It will give you a broader perspective of the person behind the champion. My favorite bit is the court side pep talk she gave to Coco Gauff captured on this clip.
All the while, the robots continue to optimize their way into our lives. 🤖

Researchers at MIT are working on an app that can successfully detect Covid-19 in asymptomatic individuals by processing recordings of an individual’s cough.
A Louisiana family was briefly one of the richest families in America when their bank mistakenly transferred $50 billion into their account.
Philip Morris asked the UK government to ban cigarettes within the decade.
Citizen, a mobile neighborhood watch app that used to be called Vigilante, will pay New Yorkers $25/hour to livestream crime scenes.
The Eastern District of New York sold off Martin “Pharma Bro” Shkreli’s one-of-a-kind Wu-Tang Clan album Once Upon a Time in Shaolin.
Viewers of Olympic women’s field hockey were left hanging when, in the final minutes of the Argentina v. Spain match, the broadcast inexplicably cut to a cameraman focused on a cockroach on the sidelines.
A dispatch from rural New Zealand reports that the case of the “suspicious pair of footprints” has been resolved.
Then there was this . . .
The Math Ph.D. Who Just Shocked Olympic Cycling - WSJ
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