Russian Facebook ads released, Google may build its own watchThe most important stories in tech include Congress making thousands of Facebook ads publicly available. Meanwhile, rumors swirl that Google could be building a Pixel watch.
This is CNET and here are the stories that matter right now. House Democrats released more than 3000 Facebook ads bought by the Russia based internet research agency. The ads ran from 2015 to 2017 and popped up as sponsored posts in the news feeds of specifically targeted groups of Facebook users. The goals of some of the ads were to influence the 2016 U.S. presidential election, and to undermine faith in the U.S. democratic process. More than 126 million Americans were exposed to Russian-backed content during the election. There are many smart watches powered by Google software, but online reports say that Google may introduce a smart watch of its own Evan Blass says it will be Pixel branded and be introduced in the second half of this year. Another report says there will be three models but did not specify as to what the differences would be. Carnegie Mellon University will offer an undergraduate degree in artificial intelligence Starting this fall. The director of the new AI program says that students will focus on how complex inputs, like vision, are used to make decisions or enhance human capabilities. According to Carnegie Mellon, this is is the first time a US university has offered such a program. [MUSIC] Stay up to date with the latest by downloading the CNET tech today. Available for iOS and Android.