Tuesday, October 24, 2017

To Fix Algorithmic Bias, We First Need To Fix Ourselves

In 2014, two 18-year-old girls found an unlocked kid’s bicycle and a Razor scooter in a residential area of Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Sade Jones and Brisha Borden decided to ride them...

Body Scanners Being Testing In Los Angeles Subway System

Aiming to stay ahead of an evolving threat against transit systems worldwide, officials in Los Angeles are testing out airport-style body scanners that screen subway passengers for firearms and explosives. As commuters...

In Less Than Five Years, 45 Billion Cameras Will Be Watching Us

It was a big deal when Apple added a second camera to the back of the iPhone 7 Plus last year. In five years, that will be considered quaint. By then,...

Why This Anti Fascist Film Just Went Viral: Think Donald Trump

How should Americans fight against a resurgent white-nationalist movement in the United States? This weekend, they returned to an artifact from an earlier era of anti-Nazism. Tens of thousands of people rediscovered—and promptly...

The FBI Has Your Biometrics And It Doesn’t Have To Tell You

A new rule will prevent millions of people from finding out if their fingerprints, iris scans and other biometric information is stored in a massive federal database. The FBI’s Next Generation Identification...

Are Democrats Plotting to Break Up Amazon & Google To Beat Donald Trump?

As Democrats prepare a program to win the legislature in the 2018 legislative elections, one issue stands out as new: The idea of breaking up large tech companies. In an op-ed today,...

Here’s What You Need To Know Now About U.S. Customs Searches Of Your Phone

Customs and Border Protection agents are allowed to search the contents of travelers’ phones but not their data stored exclusively on the cloud, according to a letter from federal officials. The letter (pdf),...

A.I CREATES A FAKE PRESIDENT OBAMA, TRUMP NEXT

Witness the power of artificial intelligence as AI creates a fake President Obama. Fake news is real! https://youtu.be/9Yq67CjDqvw   By: Janice Handson

How Algorithms Are Being Used In Warfare

The War Algorithm Call it the War Algorithm. Imagine the holy grail of a single mathematical equation designed to give the US military near-perfect understanding of what is happening on the battlefield, helping its human designers...

To Fly A Drone or Not: FAA Confusion

If you're an amateur drone flyer, a recent court decision means that you might be seeing some money come flying back to your wallet. In December 2015, the Federal Aviation Administration made...

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FUTURE

Apple Is Hiring a Psychologist To Help Siri Have ‘Serious Conversations’

  Apple is on the hunt for a Siri software engineer with a background in counselling or psychology, according to a job listing spotted by CNBC's Christina Farr. The...