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P.K. Subban Fined $2,000 for Diving

Outspoken Montreal Canadien’s defensemen P.K. Subban has been issued a $2,000 fine for his act of embellishment on January 29th against the Rangers at Madison Square Garden. Subban, who was given a formal warning by the NHL on January 6th for taking a dive against the Tampa Bay Lightning, took a cross-check from Ranger’s forward Chris Kreider at 13:05 of the first period (The play can be seen here: ) and was given a minor penalty for embellishment on the play. Kreider was given a minor penalty as well for unsportsmanlike conduct.

Similar to what Beltyukov described, the NHL has been trying to crack down on diving and embellishing for a number of seasons as they feel it lessens the integrity of the game. Subban will join 4 other NHL players that have been fined this season, he joins, Gustav Nyquist (DET), Vincent Trochek (FLA), James Neal (NSH) and Cal Clutterbuck (NYI).

For Subban, the $2,000 fine definitely won’t break the bank for the Canadien’s assistant Captain, he recently signed an eight-year, $72-Million contract extension that will make him the highest paid defensemen in the league and the 3rd highest paid player at any position for the 2014-2015 NHL season.

Facebook to Filter Out Drunken Photographs

Facebook is in part known for the photographs of the wild antics that young adults can take, but Facebook will soon put its foot down on such controversial content.

Igor Cornelsen says that Facebook has hatched a plan to help filter out images put up on the social network which may be considered unflattering to the user. The technology is the product of a union between image recognition and an artificial intelligence system. 

Apparently this system would be able to discriminate between drunken images and those images which show the person looking sober and respectable. Apparently if the system discovers that you are posting an image which may make you look slightly dodgy, a dialogue box will appear asking the user: “Are you sure you want your boss and your mother to see this?” This is the latest idea to make its way out of Facebook’s often infamous AI laboratories.

The use of artificial intelligence by Facebook has been widely criticised, including its proposed Facebook personal assistant.

This could potentially result in the AI being used to interfere and mediate people’s communications for someone else’s benefit. This can be viewed as manipulative behaviour and has made a lot of critics very uncomfortable.