Category: Technologies

Microsoft calls for regulation of facial-recognition technology

Microsoft calls for regulation of facial-recognition technology

Steven Musil | cNet | Source URL The tech giant warns the technology could be used to create a 1984-like dystopia. Microsoft is urging governments to enact legislation next year that requires facial-recognition technology to be independently tested to ensure accuracy, prevent unfair bias and protect individuals’ rights. “The facial […]

Facebook says its controversial new $200 ‘Portal’ video-calling device DOESN’T listen in on users – but admits it will monitor how you use it to create targeted ads

Annie Palmer & Tim Collins | The Daily Mail | Source URL Facebook has admitted its $200 Portal device, which goes on sale today in the US, will monitor user activity to serve lucrative personalized ads to owners.  The firm claims it collects devise usage information to understand how Portal is […]

Surveillance cameras can identify everyone by “talking to their cellphones”

Mass Private I | Source URL Surveillance cameras will soon be able to identify everyone by talking to their cellphones. “This system basically allows surveillance cameras to talk to the public through their individual phones,” Purdue Univeristy doctoral student Siyuan Cao said. As the above video illustrates, soon no where […]

Digital immortality: How your life’s data means a version of you could live forever

Digital immortality: How your life’s data means a version of you could live forever

Courtney Humphries | MIT Technology Review | Source URL Hossein Rahnama knows a CEO of a major financial company who wants to live on after he’s dead, and Rahnama thinks he can help him do it. Rahnama is creating a digital avatar for the CEO that they both hope could […]

Amazon Echo and Google Home Smart Assistants Scare Owners with Unprompted Statements

Amazon Echo and Google Home Smart Assistants Scare Owners with Unprompted Statements

Charlie Nash | Breitbart | Source URL Amazon Echo and Google Home A.I. assistant devices are scaring their owners with unprompted statements. According to the Wall Street Journal, one Echo owner “was sitting on her bed crying one day after having just quit her job, listening to music, when she said […]

Google’s ‘horrifying’ Duplex AI bot set to come to Pixel 3 phones next month

Mark Prigg | The Daily Mail | Source URL When Google first introduced its phone-calling digital concierge Duplex in May, some thought it sounded too human, while others worried that it would secretly record calls with people. The AI’s first demonstration at a Google Developer conference prompted a massive backlash against the […]