Elizabeth Banks sorry for Steven Spielberg slur

Elizabeth Banks sorry for Steven Spielberg slur

Actress Elizabeth Banks has apologised to Steven Spielberg after she wrongly “called him out” in public for never directing a film with a female lead. The star made the comments at a Women in Film awards ceremony on Wednesday. Actress Shari Belafonte called out from the audience Spielberg had directed the 1985 film The Color Purple, starring Whoopi Goldberg. But after another audience member yelled it was wrong, Banks believed she was still correct. “I…

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Banks face mental health challenge

Banks face mental health challenge

Banks must offer basic account options, as given to other vulnerable people, to assist those struggling with mental health conditions, a think tank says. Mental health problems affected everyday activities such as budgeting and paying bills, the Money and Mental Health Policy Institute (MMHPI) said. Setting spending limits on cards and allowing people to set how banks contacted them would help, it said. The trade body for High Street banks has vowed to improve inclusion….

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RBS, NatWest and SEB banks employ virtual staff

RBS, NatWest and SEB banks employ virtual staff

Customers at Royal Bank of Scotland and NatWest may soon be sorting out issues with help from a virtual chatbot. Web-based Luvo will be able to answer simple queries such as how to order a replacement card. Designed using IBM Watson technology, the virtual agent is able to understand and learn from human interactions. In future, Luvo may be able to understand if a customer was feeling frustrated or unhappy and change its tone and…

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