Category: Artificial Intelligence

Massive Database Leak Gives Us a Window into China’s Digital Surveillance State

Massive Database Leak Gives Us a Window into China’s Digital Surveillance State

Danny O’Brien | Electronic Frontier Foundation | Source URL Earlier this month, security researcher Victor Gevers found and disclosed an exposed database live-tracking the locations of about 2.6 million residents of Xinjiang, China, offering a window into what a digital surveillance state looks like in the 21st century. Xinjiang is […]

Scientists Want Orwellian A.I. Sentient Smart Assistants To Snitch On Owners And Discuss Contacting Police

Scientists Want Orwellian A.I. Sentient Smart Assistants To Snitch On Owners And Discuss Contacting Police

Aaron Kesel | Activist Post | Source URL Smart assistants like Siri, Google Home, and Amazon Echo could soon be implemented with a “moral AI” to decide whether to report their owners for breaking the law. Scientists at the University of Bergen, Norway proposed the incredibly Orwellian idea of inserting morals […]

The AI that lets you alter any face with a quick doodle: Change hairstyles, smiles and add accessories like sunglasses to images using idiot-proof software made in South Korea

The AI that lets you alter any face with a quick doodle: Change hairstyles, smiles and add accessories like sunglasses to images using idiot-proof software made in South Korea

Luke Andrews | The Daily Mail | Source URL If you want to make changes to the way your face, hair, and clothing appear in photos you’ve posted online, help could soon be at hand. Artificial Intelligence (AI) software under development in South Korea lets you make alterations with the […]

Scientists Want Orwellian A.I. Sentient Smart Assistants To Snitch On Owners And Discuss Contacting Police

Scientists Want Orwellian A.I. Sentient Smart Assistants To Snitch On Owners And Discuss Contacting Police

Peter Lloyd | Daily Mail | Source URL Smart assistants could soon come with a ‘moral AI’ to decide whether to report their owners for breaking the law.  That’s the suggestion of academics at who say that household gadgets like the Amazon Echo and Google Home should be enhanced with […]

Can YOU tell the difference? Creepy website uses AI to create ‘deepfake’ photos of humans who don’t exist

Can YOU tell the difference? Creepy website uses AI to create ‘deepfake’ photos of humans who don’t exist

Annie Palmer | The Daily Mail | Source URL A new website lets users click through an endless library of fake human faces created by artificial intelligence. Called ThisPersonDoesNotExist.com, the results are startlingly lifelike and may make you question what’s real and what isn’t. Every time a user refreshes their […]

Pentagon releases blueprint for accelerating artificial intelligence

Pentagon releases blueprint for accelerating artificial intelligence

Zachary Fryer-Biggs | Center for Public Integrity | Source URL The Pentagon made public for the first time on Feb. 12 the outlines of its master plan for speeding the injection of artificial intelligence (AI) into military equipment, including advanced technologies destined for the battlefield. By declassifying key elements of […]

Trump signs ‘American AI Initiative’ executive order to prioritize federal funding for artificial intelligence research

Trump signs ‘American AI Initiative’ executive order to prioritize federal funding for artificial intelligence research

Xeni Jardin | Boing Boing | Source URL There aren’t many details in Trump’s “American A.I. Initiative,” but the point appears to be: send a message of technological dominance to China. President Donald Trump signed an executive order Monday intended to boost America’s global position in artificial intelligence. While nothing […]

Trump to create American AI Initiative with executive order

Trump to create American AI Initiative with executive order

cNet | Source URL President Donald Trump is directing federal agencies to focus on artificial intelligence (AI), multiple outlets have reported. The Trump administration is going to create the American AI Initiative with an executive order on Monday, according to the New York Times and Reuters. The order won’t include specific funding […]

China and the US are dominating the global artificial intelligence race with more AI patents and dedicated institutions than anywhere else in the world, says UN

China and the US are dominating the global artificial intelligence race with more AI patents and dedicated institutions than anywhere else in the world, says UN

Peter Lloyd | The Daily Mail | Source URL China and the United States are leading the way in the quest to dominate the world of artificial intelligence, a study by the United Nations has found. It found US tech giants IBM and Microsoft had the largest AI portfolios, with […]