New Spotify Technology Will Help Songwriters Avoid Plagiarism

Spotify has filed a patent for a new plagiarism detection tool that has been designed to expose songs that copy aspects of other compositions, helping songwriters avoid lawsuits.

Music Business Worldwide reports that with the Plagiarism Risk Detector and Interface technology, a song’s lead sheet—a type of musical notation that indicates melody, chords, and lyrics—would be fed into the AI software that is “trained on a plurality of preexisting encoded lead sheets” to determine if a “similarity value” appears in other compositions in the database.

The software’s graphic user interface “provides dynamic visual feedback in substantially real-time,” permitting musicians and composers to discover any existing plagiarism and adjust elements of their work as they’re arranging it. “Such a tool,” the patent filing says, “would allow artists to generate lead sheets more quickly and confidently by detecting and providing visual feedback as to whether any aspect of the work has a

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Avoid These 4 Startup Hiring Mistakes

Making the right first hire is winning half the startup battle. In my opinion, a successful start to the startup journey doesn’t begin with a unique idea, it starts the day you choose your first team member. Suddenly, you are no longer the only one concerned about the next move or key decision. In fact, the venture capital firm, First Round Capital, shows that teams outperform solo founders by a staggering 163%. Even the seed valuation of startup teams is significantly higher.

The truth is, hiring is one of the hardest things to do as a founder,

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Logistics sector ‘won’t avoid the touchless technology revolution’ | United Arab Emirates | Supply Chain

The current global situation has required the adaptation to a ‘new normal’, a time where social and physical distancing is required along with the use of sanitizing procedures.

Industries have turned to technology to help its consumers, not only to engage with each other, but to tackle the problems the world is facing today.

IPlan Ideas Technologies (IPI Tech) is a newly launched establishment (extension of IPlan Ideas Events) that offers innovative turnkey technology solutions to a variety of businesses.

As a subsidiary of the reputable Hawas Group, now in its seventh year, IPI Tech has boldly ventured into the many advances in technical ingenuity and creative conceptions from its impressive portfolio of products such as Dimenco with its contactless 3D Interface, robotics with Revotonix to its current exclusive partnership with Ultraleap, a pioneering hand-tracking and mid-haptic technology provider.

IPI Tech, along with Ultraleap, recognized the increasing demand of non-touch

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WhatsApp Disappearing Messages are coming, but you should avoid it

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  • WhatsApp has explained how Disappearing Messages will work on the platform.
  • It looks like the implementation isn’t quite as customizable or as secure as rival apps.

WhatsApp has been working on expiring messages (dubbed Disappearing Messages) for several months now, following in the footsteps of rival messaging apps. It looks like the company is close to implementing the feature, as it’s just updated its FAQ page.

The updated page, spotted by WABetaInfo, reveals everything we need to know about Disappearing Messages in WhatsApp. And unfortunately it seems like the feature falls far short of similar features in other apps.

Probably the biggest strike against the WhatsApp feature is that it’s a simple on/off toggle. Meanwhile, both Signal and Telegram feature customizable expiration times that vary from a few seconds to a week. More specifically, WhatsApp’s Disappearing Messages only disappear after seven days. Check out an image obtained by WABetaInfo

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No. 4 Notre Dame looks to avoid slip-up against Georgia Tech

“We know how good we can be on this team and we need to play that way regardless of who we are playing,” safety Isaiah Pryor said. “We shouldn’t play down to the level of our opponents.”

Coach Brian Kelly has preached to his players that they must use these sort of games to address their weaknesses before facing a team of Clemson’s caliber. They heeded the message last week, routing Pittsburgh 45-3.

“That was implicit in that conversation without having to say, ’Hey, guys, in a couple of weeks, we have to play Clemson — wink, wink, wink,’” Kelly said.

Clemson has won five straight ACC titles in a dominating run that also includes two national championships. Notre Dame would love nothing more than to upend that streak in what is expected to be its lone season as a full-fledged conference member.

Quarterback Ian Book acknowledged that Clemson “has

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Microsoft prepares to avoid scrutiny under Biden

(Reuters) — Microsoft, which has largely evaded Washington’s scrutiny of Big Tech companies and has scored a lucrative $10 billion government contract under U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration, has emerged as a significant backer of Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden’s campaign.

The Redmond, Washington-based software company is the fourth largest contributor to Biden’s candidate campaign committee, according to data from OpenSecrets, a website that tracks money in politics and campaign finance records.

Microsoft president Brad Smith has played a key role behind the scenes, including hosting a fundraiser for Biden last year in Medina, Washington. He is also a big dollar bundler — someone who helps raise more than $25,000 for a campaign — and played a public role during the Democratic National Convention, similar to Amazon policy chief Jay Carney.

Microsoft CTO Kevin Scott and wife Shannon Hunt-Scott have contributed over $50,000 and supported committees to help

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Microsoft quietly prepares to avoid spotlight under Biden

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Microsoft Corp, which has largely evaded Washington’s scrutiny of Big Tech companies and scored a lucrative $10 billion government contract under the Trump administration, has emerged as a significant backer of the Biden campaign.

FILE PHOTO: Silhouettes of mobile users are seen next to a screen projection of Microsoft logo in this picture illustration taken March 28, 2018. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration

The Redmond, Washington-based software company is the fourth largest contributor to Democratic Presidential candidate Joe Biden’s candidate campaign committee, according to data from OpenSecrets, a website which tracks money in politics and campaign finance records.

The company’s President Brad Smith is playing a key role behind the scenes, hosting a fundraiser for Biden last year in Medina, Washington. He is also a big dollar bundler – people who help raise more than $25,000 for the Biden campaign – and had a public role during the Democratic National

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