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The Hidden Signs That Can Reveal a Fake Photo - 0 views

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    "A picture may say a thousand words, but what if the photograph has been fabricated? There are ways to spot a fake - you just have to look closely enough."
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Whose job is it to stop the livestreaming of mass murder? | Media | The Guardian - 0 views

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    "The latest incident has revived questions about who should be responsible for removing harmful content from the internet: the networks that host the content, the companies that protect those networks, or governments of the countries where the content is viewed."
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From models of galaxies to atoms, simple AI shortcuts speed up simulations by billions ... - 0 views

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    "Now, work posted online shows how artificial intelligence (AI) can easily produce accurate emulators that can accelerate simulations across all of science by billions of times."
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The Debate Around Data Privacy is Missing The Point - 0 views

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    "As we move towards this collective humanity mindset, the idea of withholding data to make ourselves feel safer becomes a moral conundrum. If our value is most derived from the data we create for AI to process and discover insights, to withhold that means we are detracting value from the whole, that we are committing something morally wrong. We're exchanging data privacy for a different kind of privacy and astonishing growth, which seems to me a pretty fair trade."
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Why you need to teach your kids about data privacy - 0 views

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    "We are talking about vast fields of aggregate data, the scale of which is difficult to comprehend; this data can be parsed by the artificial intelligence recommendation algorithms that Google has pioneered, and that now steer everything from employment application processes to dating apps."
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Hiding in plain sight: activists don camouflage to beat Met surveillance | World news |... - 0 views

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    "Interest in so-called dazzle camouflage appears to have grown substantially since the Metropolitan police announced last week that officers will be using live facial recognition cameras on London's streets - a move described by privacy campaigners and political activists as "dangerous", "oppressive" and "a huge threat to human rights"."
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How to Detect Bias in AI - Towards Data Science - 0 views

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    "Bias in Artificial Intelligence (AI) has been a popular topic over the last few years as AI-solutions have become more ingrained in our daily lives."
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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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Outline - Read & annotate without distractions - 0 views

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    "Doctored images have become a fact of life for political campaigns. When they're disproved, believers 'just don't care.'"
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YouTube moderators must sign contract acknowledging job could cause PTSD - report | Tec... - 0 views

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    "Social media sites are increasingly informing employees of the negative effects of moderation jobs following several reports on harrowing working conditions, including long hours viewing violent and sexually exploitative content with little mental health support. Before accepting a job with Accenture, a subcontractor that works with several social media companies and manages some YouTube moderators at a Texas facility, employees had to sign a form titled "Acknowledgement", the Verge reported."
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New Jersey halts police use of creepy Clearview AI facial-recognition app - 0 views

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    "The app, which scraped billions of photos from the likes of Facebook, YouTube, Venmo, and other online platforms, drew the world's attention last weekend following a detailed report in the New York Times. The app's supposed capability to identify practically anyone from even low-quality photos frightened privacy advocates and officials. And today, one of the latter - New Jersey's attorney general Gurbir Grewal - actually did something about it."
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Digital Detox #3: Algorithms and Exclusion - TRU Digital Detox 2020 - 0 views

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    "Indeed, a recent working paper in the area of machine learning suggests that the simpler the algorithm, the more likely its outcome will further disadvantage already disadvantaged groups. In other words, our social relationships are complex, and our algorithms should be, too. But in the quest to streamline processes, they aren't always, and that can be a huge problem."
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Twitter tells facial-recognition app maker to stop scraping photos, Clearview AI used b... - 0 views

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    "Twitter sent a letter this week to the small start-up company, Clearview AI, demanding that it stop taking photos and any other data from the social media website "for any reason" and delete any data that it previously collected, a Twitter spokeswoman said. "
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Trump's greatest ally in the coming election? Facebook | John Harris | Opinion | The Gu... - 0 views

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    "What really helps Trump is Facebook. Last October, it became clear that, whatever its collective remorse about the role it had played in Trump's election three years before, Mark Zuckerberg's company had quietly exempted advertising by parties and candidates from its regulations on truth and falsehood."
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Facial recognition company scraped billions of photos to help the cops - 0 views

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    "A New York Times deep-dive into a facial recognition AI tool sold to law enforcement agencies uncovered that the company has amassed more than three billion images. Those images are scraped from all corners of the internet from social media sites to companies' "About Us" pages.  That's way more than the typical police or even FBI database. "
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Liverpool are using incredible data science during matches, and effects are extraordina... - 0 views

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    "Liverpool are using incredible data science during matches, and effects are extraordinary Liverpool's sport-leading data science is providing Jürgen Klopp with the tools to change football matches as they're happening."
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EU eyes temporary ban on facial recognition in public places | Technology | The Guardian - 0 views

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    "The EU could temporarily ban the use of facial recognition technology in public places such as train stations, sport stadiums and shopping centres over fears about creeping surveillance of European citizens."
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College students demand universities ban facial recognition - 0 views

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    "Prolific digital rights activism organization Fight for the Future has partnered with the group Students for Sensible Drug Policy to stop facial recognition technology from coming to college campuses. "
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