Amazon’s Ring planned neighborhood “watch lists” built on facial recognition [Biddle]

Amazon’s Ring planned neighborhood “watch lists” built on facial recognition — from theintercept.com by Sam Biddle Excerpts (emphasis DSC): Ring, Amazon’s crime-fighting surveillance camera division, […]

“In the Age of AI” [PBS] + “Why AI is a threat to democracy – & what we can do to stop it” [Cole]

Why AI is a threat to democracy – and what we can do to stop it — from asumetech.com by Lawrence Cole Excerpts: In the […]

Near future scenarios for patient-generated health data [Future Today Institute]

Emerging Tech Trend: Patient-Generated Health Data — from futuretodayinstitute.com — Newsletter Issue 124 Excerpt: Near-Futures Scenarios (2023 – 2028): Pragmatic: Big tech continues to develop […]

Deepfakes: When a picture is worth nothing at all [law.com]

Deepfakes: When a picture is worth nothing at all — from law.com by Katherine Forrest Excerpt: “Deepfakes” is the name for highly realistic, falsified imagery […]

REALLY?!!! “A face-scanning algorithm increasingly decides whether you deserve the job”

A face-scanning algorithm increasingly decides whether you deserve the job — from washingtonpost.com by Drew Harwell HireVue claims it uses artificial intelligence to decide who’s […]

YouTube’s algorithm hacked a human vulnerability, setting a dangerous precedent [Birmingham]

YouTube’s algorithm hacked a human vulnerability, setting a dangerous precedent — from which-50.com by Andrew Birmingham Excerpt (emphasis DSC): Even as YouTube’s recommendation algorithm was […]

Google’s war on deepfakes: As election looms, it shares ton of AI-faked videos [Tung]

Google’s war on deepfakes: As election looms, it shares ton of AI-faked videos — from zdnet.com by Liam Tung Google has created 3,000 videos using […]

Reflections on “Uh-oh: Silicon Valley is building a Chinese-style social credit system” [Elgan]

Uh-oh: Silicon Valley is building a Chinese-style social credit system — from fastcompany.com by Mike Elgan In China, scoring citizens’ behavior is official government policy. […]

Amazon, Microsoft, ‘putting world at risk of killer AI’: study

Amazon, Microsoft, ‘putting world at risk of killer AI’: study — from news.yahoo.com by Issam Ahmed Excerpt: Washington (AFP) – Amazon, Microsoft and Intel are […]

Why cities are banning facial recognition technology [Wired.com]

A handful of US cities have banned government use of facial recognition technology due to concerns over its accuracy and privacy. WIRED’s Tom Simonite talks […]

Reflections on “Machine Learning: Living in the Age of AI | A WIRED Film”

  From DSC: As many times happens with humans use of technologies, some good and some bad here. Exciting. Troubling. Incredible. Alarming. Companies, please make […]

The new kind of warfare being waged amongst humankind. How far have we really come through the centuries? [Christian]

Russian hackers behind ‘world’s most murderous malware’ probing U.S. power grid — from digitaltrends.com Georgina Torbet   U.S. Escalates Online Attacks on Russia’s Power Grid — […]

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