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New Facial Recognition Tech Only Needs Your Eyes and Eyebrows | by Dave Gershgorn | One... - 0 views

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    "This week, the company released a new form of facial recognition called periocular recognition, which can supposedly identify individuals by just their eyes and eyebrows. Rank One says the new system uses an entirely different algorithm from its standard facial recognition system and is specifically meant for masked individuals. Rank One says it will ship the technology to all of its active customers for free."
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How Excel may have caused loss of 16,000 Covid tests in England | Health policy | The G... - 0 views

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    "But while CSV files can be any size, Microsoft Excel files can only be 1,048,576 rows long - or, in older versions which PHE may have still been using, a mere 65,536. When a CSV file longer than that is opened, the bottom rows get cut off and are no longer displayed. That means that, once the lab had performed more than a million tests, it was only a matter of time before its reports failed to be read by PHE."
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These weird, unsettling photos show that AI is getting smarter | MIT Technology Review - 0 views

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    "This time the model could look at both the surrounding words and the content of the image to fill in the blank. Through millions of repetitions, it could then discover not just the patterns among the words but also the relationships between the words and the elements in each image."
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Consumer Reports Proves Tesla's Full Self-Driving Capability Is Bloatware - 0 views

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    "The showman CEO has argued that with full self-driving capabilities, Tesla cars can make money for their owners. Tesla would additionally make money from operating a robotaxi fleet. If the tests conducted by Consumer Report are anything to go by, this is unlikely to happen soon."
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Face masks and facial recognition will both be common in the future. How will they co-e... - 0 views

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    "There are currently no usable photo data sets of mask-wearing people that can be used to train and evaluate facial recognition systems. The NIST study addressed this problem by superimposing masks (of various colours, sizes and positions) over images of faces, as seen here:"
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Pen Test Partners: Boeing 747s receive critical software updates over 3.5" floppy disks... - 0 views

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    ""This database has to be updated every 28 days, so you can see how much of a chore this has to be for an engineer to visit," Lomas said, pointing out the floppy drive - which in normal operations is tucked away behind a locked panel."
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Mathematicians Boycott Police Work - 0 views

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    "That can include statistical or machine learning algorithms that rely on police records detailing the time, location, and nature of past crimes in a bid to predict if, when, where, and who may commit future infractions. In theory, this should help authorities use resources more wisely and spend more time policing certain neighborhoods that they think will yield higher crime rates."
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How Bias Ruins A.I. - OneZero - 0 views

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    "To what extent do the decisions of these types of algorithms reflect the conscious or unconscious biases of their creators?"
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Special report: The simulations driving the world's response to COVID-19 - 0 views

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    "But, as he and other modellers warn, much information about how SARS-CoV-2 spreads is still unknown and must be estimated or assumed - and that limits the precision of forecasts. An earlier version of the Imperial model, for instance, estimated that SARS-CoV-2 would be about as severe as influenza in necessitating the hospitalization of those infected. That turned out to be incorrect."
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YouTube shifts default video quality to standard definition globally - 0 views

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    "Starting today, YouTube began shifting the default play settings on all its videos to standard definition. The decision, confirmed to Mashable over email, is in response to possible bandwidth strain as more and more people self-isolate to slow the spread of the coronavirus. "
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The messy, cautionary tale of how Babylon disrupted the NHS | WIRED UK - 0 views

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    "To date, the presence of Babylon's GP surgery in London has forced the NHS to reallocate millions of pounds in funding to mitigate for the disruption it has caused. Its expansion plans have been blocked before being allowed to proceed. But concerns linger with clinicians questioning the GP surgery's impact and the effectiveness of its much-hyped artificial intelligence platform."
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Quick, cheap to make and loved by police - facial recognition apps are on the rise | Jo... - 0 views

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    "But its "surprising accuracy" was "very concerning". Questioned about this, he said that a database using facial recognition technology was unlikely to be a service that the company would create, but went on to say that "some company … is going to cross that line"."
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Iran 'revenge' could come in the form of cyber-attacks, experts warn | World news | The... - 0 views

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    "Hultquist noted that cyberwarfare evens the battlefield between Iran and the US. "That's why they choose an asymmetric battleground," he said. "We might have this massive advantage with a very sophisticated ability, but we also have this very sophisticated society that makes us very vulnerable to computer attacks.""
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Why Computers Can Never Generate Truly Random Numbers - 0 views

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    "There are still algorithms involved in true random number generators, and algorithms are never truly random."
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Privacy activists spent a day on Capitol Hill scanning faces to prove that scanning fac... - 0 views

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    "Activists from Fight for the Future prowled the halls of Congress in "jumpsuits with phone strapped to their heads conducting live facial recognition surveillance" to "show why this tech should be banned.""
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Researchers criticize AI software that predicts emotions - CNA - 0 views

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    "The report cited a recent academic analysis of studies on how people interpret moods from facial expressions. That paper found that the previous scholarship showed such perceptions are unreliable for multiple reasons."
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John Oliver on exploitable voting machines: 'We must fix this' | Culture | The Guardian - 0 views

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    "Oliver also pointed to a Finnish man who once found "one of the most severe security flaws ever discovered in a voting system" in US machines and alerted their manufacturers, who released a patch to fix the problem in 2006. The state of Georgia, however, never installed it, and the Senate report noted their machines hadn't been updated since at least 2005. "They'd essentially been hitting the 'remind me tomorrow' button on a critical security update for over a decade," Oliver explained, "meaning Georgia's election systems operate on the same level of technical proficiency as Every Dad"."
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Scientists Are Translating Babies' Cries With Artificial Intelligence - 0 views

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    "Then came the algorithm, which used automatic speech recognition to detect specific features and patterns in each of the 48 recordings. It was clear from examining the waveforms of the cries that each category had a specific pattern."
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What If an Algorithm Could Predict Your Unborn Child's Intelligence? - 0 views

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    "More controversially, however, Genomic Prediction is also offering IVF patients the option of screening embryos for projected cognitive ability."
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