Witness gives rape case evidence for entire hour before anyone realises she isn’t speaking English
The Inner Crown Court heard evidence from a suspected rape victim for more than an hour before anyone realised she was not speaking English.
The witness was asked to stand back from the microphone and speak more slowly by barristers who blamed “acoustics” and the woman’s accent for not being able to understand her.
Court clerk Christiana Kyemenu-Caiquo eventually intervened and told the judge that the witness was speaking Krio, a Creole native to Sierra Leone.
The clerk was used as intermediary for the witness. However, her answers proved little more enlightening when heard in English, as she repeated “I can’t remember” to almost every question.
The witness was giving evidence against a self-styled “Archbishop” Gilber Deya, who denies four counts of rape, one allegation of attempted rape, two of sexual assault and one case of battery.
Angelina Jolie branded “minimally talented spoiled brat”
The on-going Sony hack has brought to light a series of unflattering emails about Angelina Jolie written by studio bosses.
The email claims Jolie was pressuring Sony to get David Fincher to direct her re-make of Cleopatra rather than a forthcoming Steve Jobs biopic. In emails between producer Scott Rudin and co-chairperson Amy Pascal, he appears to refer to her as “a minimally talented spoiled brat” and says he has no interest in discussing Fincher working on her film, writing “I don’t want to waste my time on this.”
Angelina Jolie is yet to respond to the emails.
Future Facebook may ask if you really want to post drunken pictures
Facebook is developing artificial intelligence which will identity potentially embarrassing photos and ask users if they really want to post them.
Explaining the system, Facebook’s chief of its artificial intelligence lab told Wired the system could “see” what users were uploading and virtually ask “uh, this is being posted publicly. Are you sure you want your boss and your mother to see this?”
Yann LeCun described the technology as being a “digital assistant”.