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Thursday, October 18, 2018
 
Group kicks off pilot to give Arabs, ultra-Orthodox women a leg up in tech
By Shoshanna Solomon
Program seeks to remedy shortage of 15,000 skilled workers in sector by reaching out to segments of society not traditionally participants in Israel’s high-tech boom
 
Environmental factors can trigger onset of multiple sclerosis — Israeli study
By Shoshanna Solomon
Elevated salt concentrations and temperature may lead to harmful structural changes in protective neural membranes, Tel Aviv University researchers say
 
Facebook launches ‘war room’ to combat manipulation
By Julie CHARPENTRAT
Newly launched 20-person team lends a human eye to company’s artificial-intelligence effort to detect attempts to illegitimately influence elections around the world
 
Late Netanyahu lawyer said to have scripted plan for PM to quit amid graft probe
By TOI staff
 
Nvidia to set up AI research center in Tel Aviv
By Shoshanna Solomon
The center will be led by Gal Checkik, formerly a senior official in Google’s AI division
 
Andrew Silow-Carroll
Why Roseanne Barr and Shmuley Boteach need each other
NEW YORK (JTA) -- Rabbi Shmuley Boteach may or may not be America's most famous rabbi. But among Jews, at least, he may be it's most polarizing rabbi. Boteach has built his career on those twin tent poles of American fame: sex and celebrity. In books like "Kosher Sex" and "In Defense of Adultery," he offered up traditional Orthodox Jewish bedroom values in cheeky, borderline salacious packages. His role as Michael Jackson's "spiritual adviser" was a mutually beneficial relationship that gave the suspected pedophile a degree of public absolution and...
 
Israel gets top marks for innovation, entrepreneurship in WEF report
By Shoshanna Solomon
Global Competitiveness Report’s assessment of how economies are faring in Fourth Industrial Revolution puts the Startup Nation at No. 20 out of 140
 
High-protein peas to be developed by France’s Roquette and Israel’s Equinom
By Shoshanna Solomon
French maker of plant-based ingredients will also co-invest $4 million in Equinom startup, which uses DNA sequencing and algorithms to produce superior legumes
 
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