YouTube’s deadly crafts, and DeepMind’s new chatbot

Ann Reardon is probably the last person you would expect to get banned from YouTube. A young Australian woman and mother of three, she has been teaching millions of loyal subscribers how to bake since 2011. But the takedown email was referring to a video that wasn’t Reardon’s typical sugarpaste fare. Since 2018, Reardon has … Read more

The YouTube baker fighting back against deadly “craft hacks”

A warning in the description of each 5-minute “craft” upload reads: “The following video may show activity performed by our representatives within [sic] Environment – Please use judgment, care and precautions if you plan to repeat.” Wilkins said TheSoul Publishing has a “quality assurance” team that reviews each video throughout its production, and “we adhere … Read more