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2/22/2018

Elon Musk has decided to leave his position on OpenAI's board but will continue to serve in an advisory capacity and support the nonprofit as a donor, OpenAI announced. "As Tesla continues to become more focused on AI, this will eliminate a potential future conflict for Elon," the nonprofit said.

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2/22/2018

GameChanger Charity, a nonprofit that uses video games to help sick children, is rolling out a new venture called ZOTT, which will focus on getting video games into hospitals. The nonprofit has raised $18 million in the last two months.

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2/22/2018

CBS plans to host a kickoff event next month for a new initiative named "Eye Speak," which will aim to empower women employees and influence how the network portrays women in its programming. The kickoff event will be a panel event featuring Maria Bello of "NCIS," as well as other actors on CBS shows.

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Variety
2/22/2018

Jewelry brand David Yurman will join Academy Award-winning actor Geena Davis as executive producers of an upcoming documentary about gender bias in the entertainment industry. "When we look at how this documentary will add to the discussion about gender inequality, we hope one of the key takeaways is that a solution is only possible if both women and men in this industry work together to create change," Davis said. The film has a working title of "Gender in Hollywood" and will feature Davis, Shonda Rhimes, Zoe Saldana, Judd Apatow, Yara Shahidi, Paul Feig, Chloe Grace Moretz, Lena Dunham, Jessica Chastain, Sharon Stone, Gillian Anderson and Alan Alda.

2/22/2018

Netflix has ordered 10 episodes of "Tuca & Bertie," an animated series created by Lisa Hanawalt, the supervising producer of "Bojack Horseman." The series will feature "Girls Trip" star Tiffany Haddish and will depict a friendship between two 30-year-old bird women.

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Deadline Hollywood
2/22/2018

The US rights to the independent comedy "Don't Talk to Irene," starring Academy Award-winning actor Geena Davis, Michelle McLeod and Anastasia Phillips, have been acquired by Gravitas Ventures. The film will be released in theaters and video on demand on March 2.

2/21/2018

An investigation found that a man who died in Yellowstone National Park last summer was there looking for the $2 million buried treasure hidden by millionaire Forrest Fenn somewhere in the Rocky Mountains. Jeff Murphy, 53, was the fourth man to die while searching for the loot, and Fenn offered more clues last year on the treasure's location to try to prevent treasure hunters from putting themselves in dangerous situations.

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National Public Radio
2/21/2018

The global community should develop rules for engaging in cyberwarfare to close gaps in international law and protect civilians from the effects of digital attacks, says United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres. He warns that episodes of cyberwarfare have already occurred and says he fears future digital attacks could start global wars.

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2/21/2018

Rohingya refugees living in Bangladesh are in urgent need of medical aid to stave off diseases like cholera, measles and diphtheria, warns the World Health Organization. Residents of the refugee camps also require health services to deal with physical and emotional trauma, as well as care for expecting mothers, newborns and the elderly.

2/21/2018

About a quarter of California's 250,000 nonprofits are led by people of color, compared to the national average of 20%, according to the Building Moving Project. More than half of people of color in leadership positions at California nonprofits say they feel underpaid.

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