Ultimately the vote failed and the technology will continue to be used–despite innocent people being swept up in error by technology.. By a vote of 5-3 Thursday night with two people abstaining, a measure to suspend the use of facial recognition for a year was shot down. The technology has come under fire this week … Read moreFacial recognition in Detroit to remain in use after police commissioners vote despite errors
This just in! Everything you’re about to read about artificial intelligence will be written by artificial intelligence. At a certain point when everything that we consume is written by AI, and everything that we do is run by AI won’t be the point of us? This is unsettling and happening quickly. It’s not just manufacturing … Read moreGoogle Tests A.I. Tool That Can Write News
Apple unveiled plans to scan U.S. iPhones for images of child sexual abuse, drawing applause from child protection groups but raising concern among some security researchers that the system could be misused by governments looking to surveil their citizens. Apple said its messaging app will use on-device machine learning to warn about sensitive content without … Read moreApple to scan U.S. iPhones for images of child sexual abuse! Privacy experts alarmed at the possibilities of technology
Welcome to the future of medicine!? This has been widely reported: Ransomware invaded 30 servers at University Hospital Düsseldorf last week, crashing systems and forcing the hospital to turn away emergency patients. News agencies have informed global audiences that a woman in a life-threatening condition was sent to a hospital 20 miles away in Wuppertal and died from treatment delays… If true, it … Read moreDid a women die during a ransomware attack on a German hospital?
It is hard to believe that only ten years ago, the technology that Apple would be selling the public was just about unfathomable.. Extremely fast processors. Facial recognition. Emojis that can make poop turn into your face and voice. In 2007, people were happy with Myspace and turning ‘off’ the net in favor of a … Read morespiPhone X: Brave new world with a filter
The Evolution of High-Tech Horror Movies, From ‘Dot.Kill’ to ‘Rings’ : This is what happens when horror is done right: Modern technology becomes frightening. The days of VHS are gone. But they can equally be scary (Such as VHS, the movie) … The original RING film was a classic for me.. I brought my entire … Read moreThe Evolution of High-Tech Horror Movies, From ‘Dot.Kill’ to ‘Rings’
Last night, I posted a video of my son at his kindergarten play singing. It was a beautiful moment filled with love and joy.. But when a computer writes a Christmas song, something much creepier occurs.. Here is the story: Researchers in Toronto taught technology to write ‘neutral karaoke’ .. basically they are reaching into … Read moreThe creepy Christmas Carol
There is an amazing little website called LIBRARYOFBABEL.INFO. And I would recommend you toy around a bit with it.. The site is listed as a “place for scholars to do research, for artists and writers to seek inspiration, for anyone with curiosity or a sense of humor to reflect on the weirdness of existence.” This library … Read moreThe amazing and weird Library of Babel