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Is smart tech the new domestic battle ground? | Life and style | The Guardian - 0 views

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    "Joel and Anna have experienced this too, though Joel believes his tech is not inherently misogynistic. "Because I set it up, I know exactly the phrase that needs to be used and Anna doesn't," he explains. "She'll say it slightly wrong, then I say it and to her ear it sounds like I'm saying exactly the same thing in a calmer voice.""
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Battle the algorithms: China's delivery riders on the edge - 1 views

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    "BEIJING: Handing over a piping hot meal at exactly the time promised, Chinese food delivery driver Zhuang Zhenhua triumphantly tapped his job as complete through the Meituan app -- and was immediately fined half of his earnings. A glitch meant it inaccurately registered him as being late and he incurred an automatic penalty -- one of many ways, he said, delivery firms exploit millions of workers even as the sector booms. Authorities have launched a crackdown demanding firms including Meituan and Alibaba's Ele.me ensure basic labour protections such as proper compensation, insurance, as well as tackling algorithms that effectively encourage dangerous driving."
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Modelers Project A Calming Of The Pandemic In The U.S. This Winter : Shots - Health New... - 0 views

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    "or its latest update, which it released Wednesday, the COVID-19 Scenario Modeling Hub combined nine different mathematical models from different research groups to get an outlook for the pandemic for the next six months. "Any of us who have been following this closely, given what happened with delta, are going to be really cautious about too much optimism," says Justin Lessler at the University of North Carolina, who helps run the hub. "But I do think that the trajectory is towards improvement for most of the country," he says. The modelers developed four potential scenarios, taking into account whether or not childhood vaccinations take off and whether a more infectious new variant should emerge. "
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Mapped: The State of Facial Recognition Around the World - 1 views

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    "North America, Central America, and Caribbean In the U.S., a 2016 study showed that already half of American adults were captured in some kind of facial recognition network. More recently, the Department of Homeland Security unveiled its "Biometric Exit" plan, which aims to use facial recognition technology on nearly all air travel passengers by 2023, to identify compliance with visa status."
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This AI project distills research papers into a single sentence | Boing Boing - 0 views

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    "Drowning in literature? Scientists often must manage research, teaching, and acquiring funding, and more. It can be hard to find time to read new papers in the field. It can also help non-specialists who are reading complicated papers and struggling to find the gist. Using this tool, you can enter a paper's abstract. The site will then generate a short summary. "The free tool, which creates what the team calls TLDRs (the common Internet acronym for 'Too long, didn't read'), was activated this week for search results at Semantic Scholar, a search engine created by the non-profit Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence (AI2) in Seattle, Washington."
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Twitter tests 'misleading' post report button for first time - BBC News - 1 views

  • "We may not take action on and cannot respond to each report in the experiment, but your input will help us identify trends so that we can improve the speed and scale of our broader misinformation work."
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    ""We may not take action on and cannot respond to each report in the experiment, but your input will help us identify trends so that we can improve the speed and scale of our broader misinformation work." "
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Fastly says single customer triggered bug behind mass internet outage | Internet | The ... - 0 views

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    "An internet blackout that knocked out some of the world's biggest websites on Tuesday was ultimately caused by a single customer updating their settings, the infrastructure provider Fastly has revealed. A bug in Fastly's code introduced in mid-May had lain dormant until Tuesday morning, according to Nick Rockwell, the company's head of engineering and infrastructure. When the unnamed customer updated their settings, it triggered the flaw, which ultimately took down 85% of the company's network."
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Amid a Pandemic, a Health Care Algorithm Shows Promise and Peril - 0 views

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    "But historically, these tools have been put into use only after a rigorous peer review of the raw data and statistical analyses used to develop them. Epic's Deterioration Index, on the other hand, remains proprietary despite its widespread deployment. Although physicians are provided with a list of the variables used to calculate the index and a rough estimate of each variable's impact on the score, we aren't allowed under the hood to evaluate the raw data and calculations. "
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This Researcher Says AI Is Neither Artificial nor Intelligent | WIRED - 0 views

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    "We need to look at the nose to tail production of artificial intelligence. The seeds of the data problem were planted in the 1980s, when it became common to use data sets without close knowledge of what was inside, or concern for privacy. It was just "raw" material, reused across thousands of projects."
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yes, all models are wrong - 0 views

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    "According to Derek & Laura Cabrera, "wicked problems result from the mismatch between how real-world systems work and how we think they work". With systems thinking, there is constant testing and feedback between the real world, in all its complexity, and our mental model of it. This openness to test and look for feedback led Dr. Fisman to change his mind on the airborne spread of the coronavirus."
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Emojify - 0 views

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    "We want to start a conversation about emotion recognition technology. Explore the site, watch the video, play a game and add your thoughts to our research. Or turn on your camera to activate our very own emotion recognition machine...will it 'emojify' you? "
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'Typographic attack': pen and paper fool AI into thinking apple is an iPod | Technology... - 0 views

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    "But even cleverest AI can be fooled with the simplest of hacks. If you write out the word "iPod" on a sticky label and paste it over the apple, Clip does something odd: it decides, with near certainty, that it is looking at a mid-00s piece of consumer electronics. In another test, pasting dollar signs over a picture of a dog caused it to be recognised as a piggy bank."
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Gun Detection AI is Being Trained With Homemade 'Active Shooter' Videos - 0 views

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    "The point of creating this vast portfolio of digital gun art is to feed an algorithm made to detect a firearm as soon as a security camera catches it being drawn by synthetically creating tens of thousands of ways each gun may appear. Arcarithm is one of several companies developing automated active shooter detection technology in the hopes of selling it to schools, hotels, entertainment venues and the owners of any location that could be the site of one of America's 15,000 annual gun murders and 29,000 gun injuries."
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Huawei tested AI to find Uighurs, alert Chinese police: Report - Business Insider - 0 views

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    "The software reportedly could set off a "Uighur alarm" when it pinpointed someone from the minority group. Uighurs are a largely Muslim group, and have been subjected to extensive persecution by the hands of the Chinese government."
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Features of digitally captured signatures vs. pen and paper signatures: Similar or comp... - 0 views

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    "Recent studies concluded that the smoothness of a tablet screen leads to an alteration of handwriting features, whereby the impact on graphomotor execution varies according to the level of the writer's handwriting skills"
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Singapore will replace passports with iris and facial scans | Boing Boing - 0 views

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    "The Home Team Science and Technology Agency (HTX) - which collaborated with ICA to roll out the scanning system - said in a statement that iris patterns have a higher degree of variation and uniqueness as compared to fingerprints, and are therefore "more robust and reliable.""
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New Facial Recognition Tech Only Needs Your Eyes and Eyebrows | by Dave Gershgorn | One... - 2 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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