Day: January 27, 2019

YouTube to crack down on conspiracy videos: Video site to stop recommending ‘blatantly false’ videos to users

YouTube to crack down on conspiracy videos: Video site to stop recommending ‘blatantly false’ videos to users

iSpeech Mark Prigg | The Daily Mail | Source URL YouTube claims it will stop recommending conspiracy videos.  Following complaints over the number of unwelcome videos appearing in recommendations, the Google-owned site says it plans to try and banish them. It says  ‘borderline’ videos that come close to violating community guidelines […]

Amazon’s controversial facial recognition software can’t tell the difference between men and women or recognize dark-skinned females, MIT study finds

Amazon’s controversial facial recognition software can’t tell the difference between men and women or recognize dark-skinned females, MIT study finds

Text to Speech Demo Annie Palmer | The Daily Mail | Source URL Amazon’s controversial facial recognition software, Rekognition, is facing renewed criticism.  A new study from the MIT Media Lab found that Rekognition may have gender and racial biases.  In particular, the software performed worse when identifying gender for […]

The laser gun that can beam audio directly into someone’s ear across a noisy room

The laser gun that can beam audio directly into someone’s ear across a noisy room

https://www.ispeech.org/text.to.speechMark Prigg | The Daily Mail | Source URL Researchers have revealed a radical laser gun that can beam audio directly into a person’s ear across a room. Researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Lincoln Laboratory have been able to transmit various tones, music and recorded speech at a […]