Category: Artificial Intelligence

National biometric database could be on the way (and in private hands)

Greg Nichols | cNet | Source URL AI-based facial recognition and fingerprinting are allowing new levels of authentication, but privacy advocates should be concerned. When a national fingerprinting company joins forces with a startup that authenticates identity using AI-based facial recognition and behavioral prediction in natural settings, the future of […]

Google algorithm can monitor searches for ‘diarrhea’ and other symptoms of food poisoning in real time to warn you of unsafe restaurants

Annie Palmer | The Daily Mail | Source URL Google may soon tell you which restaurants could give you food poisoning. The tech giant is working with Harvard University to develop an algorithm that analyzes Google searches to spot which restaurants might have food safety issues. Researchers say it’s capable […]

A better way to diagnose depression? Scientists can now ‘see’ mood disorders using brain scans

The Daily Mail | Source URL Scientists can now see anxiety and depression by monitoring electrical signals in the brain, which could allow them to better diagnose and treat the mood disorders.   Both conditions are thought to be vastly under-diagnosed, and our methods of detecting them are highly subjective. Without […]

China’s brightest children are being recruited to develop AI ‘killer bots’

Stephen Chen | South China Morning Post | Source URL The 27 boys and four girls, all aged 18 and under, were selected for the four-year “experimental programme for intelligent weapons systems” at the Beijing Institute of Technology (BIT) from more than 5,000 candidates, the school said on its website. […]

Changing The Dynamics Of Law In India With The Arrival Of Artificial Intelligence And Robotics

Adithya Anil Variath | Activist Post | Source URL Artificial Intelligence (AI) is not an uncommon term, especially to followers of global governance and fintech. The term “Artificial Intelligence” was coined by John McCarthy at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, as the science and engineering of making intelligent machines, especially […]

Armed drones, iris scanners, and smart glasses that can spot suspects in a crowd: China shows off high-tech security gadgets at Beijing expo

AFP | Source URL From virtual reality police training programmes to gun-toting drones and iris scanners, a public security expo in China showed the range of increasingly high-tech tools available to the country’s police. The exhibition, which ran Tuesday to Friday in Beijing, emphasised surveillance and monitoring technology just as […]

US military is trying to ‘breed’ an AI with the ‘basic common sense’ of a ten-year-old child as part of a $2 billion project

Harry Petit | The Daily Mail | Source URL The US military is chasing a ‘third wave’ of artificial intelligence (AI) that will see robots endowed with the basic common sense of a 10-year-old child. Its research branch the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, or DARPA, is calling for researchers to […]

US DOT tells self-driving shuttle company to stop transporting kids

Looks like Transdev never got explicit approval for ‘school buses.’ Engadget | Source URL Sorry kids, neither you nor robots can be trusted. The US Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has told Transdev North America to stop hauling children around in its EZ10 Generation II autonomous […]

Police trial Fitbit-style tracker devices to monitor suspects’ health in custody after highest number of deaths in detention for 10 years

Tim Stickings | The Daily Mail | Source URL Police could start using fitness tracker-style devices to monitor suspects’ vital signs while in custody, following the highest number of deaths in police detention for 10 years. Two UK forces are considering using the technology, which has been trialled in the NHS and […]

Robotic Security Forces On Patrol In NYC Prompt Privacy Concerns For Some

CBS New York | Source URL NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The security force of the future is already patrolling several neighborhoods in the Tri-State Area. The robotic protectors can see what you’re doing and even talk back to you, but the machines created by a New Yorker have prompted serious privacy […]

Google’s ‘horrifying’ Duplex AI bot set to come to Pixel 3 phones next month

Mark Prigg | The Daily Mail | Source URL When Google first introduced its phone-calling digital concierge Duplex in May, some thought it sounded too human, while others worried that it would secretly record calls with people. The AI’s first demonstration at a Google Developer conference prompted a massive backlash against the […]

The Top Cloud-Based AI Services

Datamation | Source URL | Originally Published: Sept 11, 2018 The major cloud providers have each rolled out a cloud-based AI service. We take a deep dive on the big players, whose AI services are markedly different from one another. Businesses that want to use AI run into a major roadblock: it’s […]

STUNNED Android users discover that Google allows mobile phone apps to read all your Gmail

Lance Johnson | Natural News | Source URL After promising they would no longer spy on your emails for advertisement purposes, Google Inc. recently admitted to lawmakers that they continue to allow third party companies to scan and share data from private Gmail accounts. According to the Wall Street Journal, a top Google official wrote […]

The fighter jet controlled with the blink of an eye: Radical AI cockpit replaces instruments with a ‘mindreading’ augmented reality helmet

Mark Prigg | The Daily Mail | Source URL The Top Gun pilots of the future may use radical virtual instruments instead of the traditional dials and levers. The radical system will monitor a pilot’s every move, tracking their gaze and brainwaves to work out exactly what they are looking […]

Amazon Aims to Open 3,000 Cashierless Stores By 2021, Threatening Convenience Stores

Aaron Kesel | Activist Post | Source URL Amazon is considering opening 3,000 cashierless Amazon Go stores by 2021, Bloomberg reported. A move into retail by the online giant would threaten convenience stores and fast-food chains across the U.S. by selling items to customers cheaper and faster. Current existing Amazon […]

Senators Join Activists, Shareholders, and Tech Workers in Demanding Answers About Face Surveillance

Privacy SOS | Source URL In recent months the ACLU, Amazon shareholders, Microsoft, activists, scholars, and legislators have raised concerns about the use of facial recognition technologies in the United States. Today, despite a total lack of regulation, law enforcement uses face surveillance to identify and track people, private companies use the technology to authenticate customers, and employers […]

Motorola patents a robocop autonomous car that brethalyzes, mirandizes you, calls your lawyer and collects your bail

Cory Doctorow | BOING BOING | Source URL In Patent 10049419, “Mobile law enforcement communication system and method,” Motorola engineers describe “A communication system, comprising: a self-driving vehicle within which to detain a detainee by a law enforcement officer” that locks you up, administers a breathalyzer, reads you your rights, figures […]

Forget passwords, ‘brainprints’ could be used to identify exactly who you are

Mark Prigg | The Daily Mail | Source URL Humans have a unique ‘brainprint’ that doesn’t change throughout our life, researchers have found. Known as a ‘functional fingerprint’, it could help identify people, and can even tell if people are related – and distinguish between twins. It could also unlock […]

Big Tech Colluded With Power Elite at 2013 Bilderberg Meeting; Re-cast as “Google-Berg”

Old Thinker News | Source URL Big Tech has been in bed with the power structure for years. It should come as no surprise that the major tech companies would act in the globalists favor. Preceding the crackdown on alternative media like Alex Jones Infowars, Bilderberg discussed big tech’s narrative of […]