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At the Rio Olympics, Women Athletes Bump Against a Gold Ceiling

At the Rio Olympics, Women Athletes Bump Against a Gold Ceiling

Have you heard of Katie Ledecky? If you haven't, Katie Ledecky is the best female 1,500 meter swimmer of all-time. And Katie Ledecky won't be swimming the 1,500 meter in the 2016 Rio Olympics because only men are allowed to compete at that distance. The furthest distance Ledecky is allowed to swim is 800m. Same thing with cycling; the women's track is 62 miles longer, and the issue is not about safety, it's about suppression.

Source: http://www.wsj.com/articles/at-the-rio-olympics-women-athletes-bump-against-a-gold-ceiling-1470425132

Robots will cover the Olympics for The Washington Post

Robots will cover the Olympics for The Washington Post

Artificial intelligence will post updates on the Olympics throughout the next few weeks. The statuses will include graphics (such as race times, medal winners, etc.) and short sentences about the transpiring events. Longer, more focused pieces will still be written by journalists, while allowing the reporters more time to focus on their articles.

Source: https://techcrunch.com/2016/08/05/robots-will-cover-the-olympics-for-the-washington-post/

Image Source: By KaputJonny (Own work) [CC BY-SA 4.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

Note: This picture does not depict a robot The Washington Post is using.