Tag: MIT

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 […]

Liberty Defense Beta Tests AI-Powered Stadium Security System

Liberty Defense Beta Tests AI-Powered Stadium Security System

Andrew Cohen | Sporttechie | Source URL In 2014, scientists at MIT began working to develop an artificial intelligence-powered security system. Atlanta-based company Liberty Defense licensed that technology, called Hexwave, and is now making it commercially available for sports stadiums and other venues. Hexwave uses AI to search for potentially […]

US Universities And Retirees Are Funding The Technology Behind China’s Surveillance State

Ryan MAC , Rosalind Adams, | Buzzfeed News | Source URL Millions of dollars from US university endowments, foundations, and retirement plans have helped fund two billion-dollar Chinese facial recognition startups: SenseTime and Megvii. The Chinese government is using their technologies to surveil and profile its own citizens. HONG KONG — […]