Category: Science

MIT is reviewing its relationship with AI startup SenseTime, one of the Chinese tech firms blacklisted by the US

Catherine Shu | TechCrunch | Source URL The Massachusetts Institute of Technology said it is reviewing the university’s relationship with SenseTime, one of eight Chinese tech companies placed on the U.S. Entity List yesterday for their alleged role in human rights abuses against Muslim minority groups in China. An MIT […]

AI bias: How tech determines if you land job, get a loan or end up in jail

AI bias: How tech determines if you land job, get a loan or end up in jail

Businesses across almost every industry deploy artificial intelligence to make jobs simpler for staff and tasks easier for consumers.  Computer software teaches customer service agents how to be more compassionate, schools use machine learning to scan for weapons and mass shooters on campus, and doctors use AI to map the root cause of diseases. Sectors […]

Smart Faucets And Toilets Use Alexa To Listen To Your Conversations

Smart Faucets And Toilets Use Alexa To Listen To Your Conversations

Mass Private I | Source URL It is hard to imagine a more intrusive home surveillance device than a faucet or toilet that listens to everyone’s conversations, but that is just what Delta Faucet and Kohler have done. Delta Faucet’s “Voice IQ” takes advantage of where lots of people like to […]

Facebook and Microsoft team up on $10 million Deepfake Detection Challenge to fight the growing threat of deceptive AI-altered videos

Facebook and Microsoft team up on $10 million Deepfake Detection Challenge to fight the growing threat of deceptive AI-altered videos

The Daily Mail | Source URL As concerns grow over the threat of AI-generated ‘deepfakes’ videos, some of the top names in tech have revealed a plan to fight fire with fire. Deepfakes can, quite literally, put words in a person’s mouth; in recent examples, footage of celebrities and politicians […]

Silicon Valley’s final frontier for mobile payments — ‘the neoliberal takeover of the human body’

Silicon Valley’s final frontier for mobile payments — ‘the neoliberal takeover of the human body’

MarketWatch | Source URL Ditching credit cards for facial recognition will remove the last physical barrier between our bodies and Corporate America Aram Sinnreich recently went grocery shopping at a Whole Foods Market in his hometown of Washington, D.C., and realized he had left his wallet at home. He had […]

Chip implanted in obese people’s brains will zap them when they think about food

Sophie Curtis | The UK Sun | Source URL Six morbidly obese people have agreed to take part in a clinical trial of a brain chip that zaps them when they think about food. The chip, known as a responsive neurostimulation system (RNS), was originally developed by medical technology company […]

The case of the missing tattoos: Altered photo lineup by Portland police draws objection

The case of the missing tattoos: Altered photo lineup by Portland police draws objection

Maxine Bernstein | The Oregonian/OregonLive | Source URL There’s no mistaking the elaborate tattoos that cover Tyrone Lamont Allen’s forehead and right cheek. But when Portland police suspected Allen was involved in four bank and credit union heists, and none of the tellers reported seeing tattoos on the face of […]

Deepfake evidence so realistic ‘innocent people will go to jail’ warns expert

Deepfake evidence so realistic ‘innocent people will go to jail’ warns expert

David Rivers | The Daily Star | Source URL Deepfake material including fabricated evidence will become so realistic it will land innocent people in jail, an expert has warned. Shamir Allibhai, CEO of video verification company Amber, believes content including CCTV and voice recordings will be subject to gross manipulation. […]