Year: 2020

A Chinese city plans to monitor its citizens and rank them by healthiness with an app, making its emergency COVID-19 surveillance regime permanent

A Chinese city plans to monitor its citizens and rank them by healthiness with an app, making its emergency COVID-19 surveillance regime permanent

iSpeech Sinéad Baker | Business Insider | Source URL A Chinese city is proposing making a version of the health surveillance app rolled out during the coronavirus pandemic a permanent system that would score and rank residents based on their health and daily habits. Hangzhou, a city in eastern China […]

Documents Reveal Feds Are Excited To Create A Mass Surveillance Network

Documents Reveal Feds Are Excited To Create A Mass Surveillance Network

iSpeech.orgMass Private I | Source URL A FOIA request by the Electronic Privacy Information Center revealed how excited the National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence (NSCAI) is about using CCTV cameras to create a national surveillance network. An NSCAI presentation titled “Chinese Tech Landscape Overview” discusses China’s facial recognition CCTV camera network […]

Companies’ use of thermal cameras to speed return to work sparks worries about civil liberties

Companies’ use of thermal cameras to speed return to work sparks worries about civil liberties

iSpeech.orgDrew Harwell | The Washington Post | Source URL The workers wore masks and kept their distance on the factory floor, but the health-care manufacturing plant still had a problem: People were standing too closely together on smoke breaks. So engineers at Landing AI, a start-up that builds artificial-intelligence systems […]

Grocery stores turn to robots during the coronavirus

https://www.ispeech.org/text.to.speech CNN | Source URL New York – Local grocers and big chains alike are deploying robots to clean floors, stock shelves and deliver groceries to shoppers during the coronavirus. Grocers are searching for ways to reduce pressure on store workers and increase efficiency amid a surge of shoppers visiting […]

Mind-reading AI turns thoughts into words using a brain implant

iSpeech Jason Arunn Murugesu | New Scientist | Source URL An artificial intelligence can accurately translate thoughts into sentences, at least for a limited vocabulary of 250 words. The system may bring us a step closer to restoring speech to people who have lost the ability because of paralysis. Joseph […]

Lawmakers Push Again for Info on Google Collecting Patient Data

Lawmakers Push Again for Info on Google Collecting Patient Data

iSpeech Sens. Blumenthal, Cassidy and Warren say questions remain unanswered on the tech giant’s health-care project known as ‘Project Nightingale’ Rob Copeland  | The Wall Street Journal | Source URL A bipartisan trio of U.S. senators pushed again for answers on Google’s controversial “Project Nightingale,” saying the search giant evaded […]

Houston’s Mayor Turner Partners with Tech Companies to Build a Surveillance City

iSpeech Derrick Broze | The Conscious Resistance | Source URL Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner and Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo have announced a call for $8.5 million in funding for new “technological enhancements”, including working with Amazon’s Ring doorbell camera and Shotspotter. Journalist Derrick Broze shared these concerns with Houston […]