Did you know that you can opt out of facial recognition scanners at the airports? I didn’t.

I opted out of facial recognition at the airport — it wasn’t easy — from wired.com by Allie Funk Excerpt (emphasis DSC): As a privacy-conscious […]

Now we need to add handwriting to the list of things that can be mimicked. #Fakes

From DSC: A couple of somewhat scary excerpts from Meet Hemingway: The Artificial Intelligence Robot That Can Copy Your Handwriting (from forbes.com by Bernard Marr): […]

Numerous nations/governments likely developing weapons of war based on AI, robotics, etc.

From DSC: I just ran across this recently…what do you think of it?!     From DSC: For me, this is extremely disturbing. And if […]

DC: Are you kidding me!?! Amazon patents ‘surveillance as a service’ tech for its delivery drones [Porter]

From DSC: Are you kidding me!? Geo-fencing technology or not, I don’t trust this for one second. Amazon patents ‘surveillance as a service’ tech for […]

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 — […]

Reflections on “How surveillance cameras could be weaponized with A.I.” [Chokshi]

How surveillance cameras could be weaponized with A.I. — from nytimes.com by Niraj Chokshi Advances in artificial intelligence could supercharge surveillance cameras, allowing footage to […]

Hmmm…”Stanford engineers make editing video as easy as editing text” [Myers]

Stanford engineers make editing video as easy as editing text — from news.stanford.edu by Andrew Myers A new algorithm allows video editors to modify talking […]

A troubling post from the Verge re: the future of facial recognition in society

Facial recognition smart glasses could make public surveillance discreet and ubiquitous — from theverge.com by James Vincent; with thanks to Mr. Paul Czarapata, Ed.D. out […]

State Attempts to Nix Public School’s Facial Recognition Plans [Houser]

State Attempts to Nix Public School’s Facial Recognition Plans — from futurism.com by Kristin Houser But it might not have the authority to actually stop […]

San Francisco becomes first city to bar police from using facial recognition [Hautala]

San Francisco becomes first city to bar police from using facial recognition— from cnet.com by Laura Hautala It won’t be the last city to consider […]

Check out this deepfake — incredible, and yet alarming.

  Watch Salvador Dalí Return to Life Through AI — from interestingengineering.com by The Dalí Museum has created a deepfake of surrealist artist Salvador Dalí that […]

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