Microsoft has developed an artificial intelligence for its Teams videoconferencing software that aims to put people presenting a remote talk more at ease by highlighting the most positive audience reactions.
Facebook employees sparked a flurry of posts denouncing the feature, with several commenting in disbelief that the company would overtly pitch “unionize” as a topic to be blacklisted.
Its main point is that in China, “Mass surveillance is a killer application for deep learning”, and that “an entire generation of Al unicorns is collecting the bulk of their early revenue from government security contracts.” For example, AI companies such as Yitu and Sensetime advertise on their Web sites that Chinese police departments are using their facial recognition technology to catch criminals and solve murder cases.
Christopher Wray, the FBI director who has been one of the fiercest critics of encryption under the Trump administration, previously worked as a lawyer for WhatsApp, where he defended the practice, according to new court filings.
These contracts, combined with revelations surrounding the military’s massive biometric database initiatives, paint an alarming picture: A large and quickly growing network of surveillance systems operated by the U.S. military and present anywhere the U.S. has deployed troops, vacuuming up biometric data on millions of unsuspecting individuals.
AT&T’s advertising unit Xandr has finally launched its ad marketplace, called Community. The marketplace will initially include inventory from WarnerMedia’s portfolio of brands including CNN, TNT, TBS, truTV, B/R Live, Warner Bros., along with Vice, Hearst Magazines, Newsy and streaming services Philo, Tubi and Xumo.
Apple never mentioned either by name, but the iPhone maker seemed to use a glitzy launch event to throw shade at two of its biggest rivals: Facebook and Google.
REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File Photo The new regulator will examine competitive practices, the protection of personal data, and make anti-trust recommendations, according to a presentation made at a government advisory panel on Wednesday.
As I’ve mentioned more and more secure messengers appear these days. And some days ago I’ve seen news about the presentation of a new American messenger called Stealthy . Is it worth using or there are other good messengers to use?
Google once had to “pull back” video-conferencing software for employees because of the technology’s inability to accurately identify people of colour, Google cloud executive Diane Bryant said on Tuesday.