Month: January 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 […]

New Mexico Senate Unanimously Passes Bill to Limit Warrantless Electronic Data Collection, Hinder Federal Surveillance

New Mexico Senate Unanimously Passes Bill to Limit Warrantless Electronic Data Collection, Hinder Federal Surveillance

iSpeech Mike Maharrey | Tenth Amendment Center | Source URL | PDF – SB199 SANTA FE, N.M. (Jan. 24, 2019) – Today, the New Mexico Senate unanimously passed a bill that would limit the warrantless use of stingray devices to track people’s location and sweep up electronic communications, and more […]

U.S. Air Force schedules tests of laser- and microwave-based directed-energy weapons

U.S. Air Force schedules tests of laser- and microwave-based directed-energy weapons

iSpeech.org John Keller | Military and Aerospace Electronics | Source URL WHITE SANDS MISSILE RANGE, N.M. – The U.S. Air Force announced it is planning future experiments involving laser- and microwave-based directed-energy weapons after recent successes in testing sessions. UPI reports. Continue reading original article The Military & Aerospace Electronics […]

No need to install: Microsoft has controversial fake news filter NewsGuard built into mobile browser

No need to install: Microsoft has controversial fake news filter NewsGuard built into mobile browser

RT Natural News Source URL Corporate and neocon-backed startup NewsGuard is one step closer to its vision of bringing its “unreliable” news rater to every screen after Microsoft makes it an integral part of its Edge mobile browser. Rather than having to download an app as before, Edge users on […]

New Technology Uses Lasers to Transmit Audible Messages to Specific People

iSpeech.org OSA – The Optical Society | Source URL Photoacoustic communication approach could send warning messages through the air without requiring a receiving device WASHINGTON — Researchers have demonstrated that a laser can transmit an audible message to a person without any type of receiver equipment. The ability to send […]

Zap: How Electric Therapy Is Curing Navy SEALs of PTSD … And Could Remake Brain Science

Zap: How Electric Therapy Is Curing Navy SEALs of PTSD … And Could Remake Brain Science

TTS Patrick Tucker | DefenseOne | Source URL Hundreds of vets have tried out an experimental new treatment that could change how the world addresses mental disorders. Tony didn’t know what to expect when he walked into the Brain Treatment Center in San Diego, California, last spring. The former Navy SEAL […]

Amazon shareholders hit out at Jeff Bezos and call for the CEO to stop selling controversial facial recognition software to police

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

Convert Text to Speech Annie Palmer | The Daily Mail | Source URL Amazon investors are turning up the heat on CEO Jeff Bezos with a new letter demanding he stop selling the company’s controversial facial recognition technology to police. The shareholder proposal calls for Amazon to stop offering the […]