Sep 20, 2017

Kevin Durant doesn't want AI to replace human refs

Kevin Durant, speaking Tuesday at TechCrunch Disrupt. Photo: Michael O'Donnell /

Speaking onstage Tuesday at TechCrunch Disrupt, Golden State Warriors basketball star Kevin Durant was quick to side against computers when asked if he would like to see human referees be replaced with artificial intelligence.

"They will call every touch a foul," Durant said. "And I get away with a lot."

Durant, who is also a tech investor, weighed in on a variety of topics during a "lightning round" of questioning by moderator Jordan Crook.

iPhone or Android: "iPhone. Easy one."

Call or text?: "Facetime audio."

Ferrari or Model S (He has both): Model S

Which camera — Nikon, Sony or Canon: Nikon

Hotel or Airbnb: Hotel

Xbox or PS4: Xbox

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Bernie's juggernaut

Sen. Bernie Sanders speaks in San Antonio last night with his wife, Jane. Photo: Eric Gay/AP

Sen. Bernie Sanders won so big in the Nevada caucuses that Democrats are hard-pressed to sketch a way he's not their nominee.

Driving the news: With 60% of precincts counted (slow, but better than Iowa!), Sanders is running away with 46% of delegates — crushing Joe Biden's 20%, Pete Buttigieg's 15%, Sen. Elizabeth Warren's 10% and Sen. Amy Klobuchar's 5%.

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Buttigieg campaign claims Nevada caucuses were "plagued with errors"

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Pete Buttigieg's campaign wrote a letter on Sunday asking the Nevada State Democratic Party to release early vote and in-person vote totals by precinct and address certain caucus errors identified by campaigns, The Nevada Independent reports.

The big picture: The campaign alleges that the process of integrating early votes on caucus day was “plagued with errors and inconsistencies,” and says it received more than 200 incident reports from precincts around the state.

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Coronavirus threat grows, threatening some drug supplies

Data: The Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins, the CDC, and China's Health Ministry. Note: China numbers are for the mainland only and U.S. numbers include repatriated citizens.

As the novel coronavirus continues spreading globally and China grapples with a limited production capability, there's a growing risk to about 150 prescription drugs in the U.S., sources tell Axios.

The big picture: The coronavirus has spread to more countries, with both South Korea and Italy stepping up emergency measures amid rising case numbers on Sunday. COVID-19 has killed at least 2,467 people and infected almost 79,000 others, mostly in mainland China.

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