machine learning

CEO of a facial recognition company: The tech is too volatile to give to law enforcement

2 months ago admin2 Comments Off on CEO of a facial recognition company: The tech is too volatile to give to law enforcement
Brian Brackeen, CEO of facial recognition company Kairos, has a message about the technology his firm develops: It’s not yet ready for the burden of upholding the law. In an editorial for TechCrunch, the tech CEO explains that artificial intelligence algorithms powering facial recognition need massive amounts of data to function—and in his experience these Read More

AI Startup CloudSight Announces Support for Bitcoin Lightning Network Payments

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CloudSight, a Los Angeles-based technology startup that specializes in image captioning and understanding, will use the Bitcoin Lightning Network for microtransactions to gather and share visual knowledge and allow artificial intelligence (AI) systems to learn from and communicate with each other, the company said on Thursday. By supporting Bitcoin Lightning, CloudSight said it will be Read More

Samsung’s latest venture fund is looking for the next big way to build AI

2 months ago admin2 Comments Off on Samsung’s latest venture fund is looking for the next big way to build AI
Silicon Valley is glutted with everything that the most popular form of modern AI, called deep learning, needs to be successful: massive stockpiles of private user data and a battery of high-powered servers. The next wave of AI, however, may look quite different. A number of startups are now thinking about ways to minimize the Read More

Google reportedly pitched the Pentagon a “Google-earth-like” AI surveillance tool

3 months ago admin2 Comments Off on Google reportedly pitched the Pentagon a “Google-earth-like” AI surveillance tool
Google will not renew its controversial Maven contract with the US Defense Department, Gizmodo reports, meaning that the company will no longer develop the AI tools for the Pentagon past next year. Emails from Google managers obtained by Gizmodo show that the project was intended to be more wide-reaching than Google originally indicated. The company Read More

What Apple is getting by poaching Google’s top AI executive

5 months ago admin2 Comments Off on What Apple is getting by poaching Google’s top AI executive
Apple has poached Google’s head of artificial intelligence, John Giannandrea, in its effort to keep up with the deluge of AI products being launched by competitors like Google and Amazon. Giannandrea, a 53-year-old Scot, will lead all of AI for the company and report directly to CEO Tim Cook. Unusually, Apple is playing catch-up against Read More

Please don’t use AI to write Christmas carols

8 months ago admin2 Comments Off on Please don’t use AI to write Christmas carols
Christmas carol songwriters should be relieved to hear that they can keep their jobs for a little while longer. It turns out that artificial intelligence hasn’t quite mastered the art of their job. In a Dec. 21 entry on her personal AI blog, Janelle Shane, a research scientist in industry and machine-learning hobbyist in her Read More

Google can tell if someone is looking at your phone over your shoulder

9 months ago admin2 Comments Off on Google can tell if someone is looking at your phone over your shoulder
Your days of peeking at someone else’s text conversations on the train might be numbered. At the Neural Information Processing Systems conference in Long Beach, California, next week, Google researchers Hee Jung Ryu and Florian Schroff will present a project they’re calling an electronic screen protector, where a Google Pixel phone uses its front-facing camera Read More

These are the jobs already being created by the artificial intelligence boom

9 months ago admin2 Comments Off on These are the jobs already being created by the artificial intelligence boom
Predictions about the economic impact of artificial intelligence swing from increased productivity to the complete annihilation of industries. Clearly, nobody really knows how the introduction of autonomous decision-making software is going to shape our world. But there are some early reasons for optimism: new jobs are already being created due to the AI boom, according Read More

Apple just gave us all a look inside the AI of its secretive self-driving car project

9 months ago admin2 Comments Off on Apple just gave us all a look inside the AI of its secretive self-driving car project
Apple is beginning to show the world that it’s undertaking real, competitive research for its secretive autonomous car project. The company is working on a new approach to make self-driving cars understand where other cars, cyclists, and pedestrians are located nearby, by reading data from a LiDAR sensor, according to a publicly-posted research paper that Read More

More than 50 experts just told DHS that using AI for “extreme vetting” is dangerously misguided

9 months ago admin2 Comments Off on More than 50 experts just told DHS that using AI for “extreme vetting” is dangerously misguided
A group of experts from Google, Microsoft, MIT, NYU, Stanford, Spotify, and AI Now are urging (pdf) the Department of Homeland Security to reconsider using automated software powered by machine learning to vet immigrants and visitors trying to enter the United States. The controversial program, which hasn’t yet been implemented, would screen social media posts Read More