Microsoft Teams AI could tell you who is most enjoying your video call

Microsoft Teams AI could tell you who is most enjoying your video call

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.

New Facebook Tool Allows Employers to Suppress “Unionize” in Workplace Chat

New Facebook Tool Allows Employers to Suppress “Unionize” in Workplace Chat

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.

Here’s how China has made mass surveillance a “killer application” for AI: will the US do the same?

Here’s how China has made mass surveillance a “killer application” for AI: will the US do the same?

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.

Documents reveal FBI head defended encryption for WhatsApp before becoming fierce critic

Documents reveal FBI head defended encryption for WhatsApp before becoming fierce critic

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.

EXCLUSIVE: This Is How the U.S. Military’s Massive Facial Recognition System Works

EXCLUSIVE: This Is How the U.S. Military’s Massive Facial Recognition System Works

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 Xandr launches cross-device ad marketplace

AT&T's Xandr launches cross-device ad marketplace

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 spent its whole event subtweeting Facebook and Google

Apple spent its whole event subtweeting Facebook and Google

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.

Japan sets sights on tighter anti-trust regulations for Big Tech

Japan sets sights on tighter anti-trust regulations for Big Tech

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.

FBI Wish List: An App That Can Recognize the Meaning of Your Tattoos

FBI Wish List: An App That Can Recognize the Meaning of Your Tattoos

The agencies had provided a dataset of thousands of prisoner tattoos to some 19 outside groups, including companies and academic institutions, that are developing image recognition and biometric technology.

New blockchain based messenger – Uganda Narey – Medium

New blockchain based messenger – Uganda Narey – Medium

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?

A former exec says Google once pulled the plug on videoconferencing tech because it couldn't identify people of colour

A former exec says Google once pulled the plug on videoconferencing tech because it couldn't identify people of colour

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.