Category: Artificial Intelligence

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 […]

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. […]

The U.S. Army Is Creating Artillery Rounds Guided By AI

The U.S. Army Is Creating Artillery Rounds Guided By AI

C-DAEM will allow artillery units dozens of miles away to destroy moving tanks. Kyle Mizokami | Popular Mechanics | Source URL The U.S. Army is working on a new artillery shell capable of locating enemy targets, including moving tanks and armored vehicles. The shell, called Cannon-Delivered Area Effects Munition (C-DAEM), […]

“Intellectual Debt”: It’s bad enough when AI gets its predictions wrong, but it’s potentially WORSE when AI gets it right

“Intellectual Debt”: It’s bad enough when AI gets its predictions wrong, but it’s potentially WORSE when AI gets it right

Cory Doctorow | Boing Boing | Source URL Jonathan Zittrain (previously) is consistently a source of interesting insights that often arrive years ahead of their wider acceptance in tech, law, ethics and culture (2008’s The Future of the Internet (and how to stop it) is surprisingly relevant 11 years later); […]