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‘Silicon Heartland:’ Intel Chooses Ohio to Build Largest Chip Factory ‘on the Planet’

Computer chip maker Intel will reportedly be investing $20 billion to develop a new chip manufacturing site in New Albany, Ohio. Intel CEO Pat Gelsinger told TIME in an interview that the chipmaker expects the location to become “the largest silicon manufacturing location on the planet,” adding that the plant could expand to 2,000 acres. Gelsinger said that the new site could become the “Silicon Heartland.”

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Intel Plans to Revitalize American Chip Manufacturing

Chip manufacturer Intel has had some setbacks in recent years but has now unveiled a plan to revitalize U.S. chip manufacturing. Along with major upgrades to existing manufacturing facilities, the chip giant plans a major new facility in Arizona. In the near future, the company will announce the location of a $100 billion manufacturing complex.

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Intel Introduces ‘Bleep’ AI to Censor Offensive Speech

Silicon Valley giant Intel has announced that it will be releasing an AI program named Bleep that is capable of censoring “offensive” and racist speech from gaming audio. Intel claims that the AI tool will allow users to detect and remove toxic speech from their voice chat.”

Intel CEO Bob Swan

Wikipedia Editors Paid to Protect Political, Tech, and Media Figures

A report in Huffington Post recently revealed the case of Wikipedia editor Ed Sussman, who was paid by media clients such as NBC and Axios to help diminish critical material. Paid editors operating in a similar manner to Sussman have worked on behalf of CNN contributor Hilary Rosen and the CEOs of Reddit and Intel, among other clients.

Turkish officials say Wikipedia failed to remove content deemed to be false from its pages that linked Turkey with terror groups

Number of Registered Lobbyists Falls 14% in 2017

The number of federally registered political lobbyists has fallen by 14 percent thus far in 2017 from the 2016 total. However, based on data provided by the non-partisan OpenSecrets.org, spending by lobbyists is on track to rise by about 3 percent in 2017.

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