1. AI-Powered Facial Recognition Surveillance Firm Is Now Under Investigation A facial recognition surveillance firm is now under investigation for potential misuse of the technology. The firm, Clearview AI, has created a powerful facial recognition tool that uses millions of images from social media sites like Facebook and Instagram to identify people. The technology has been used by law enforcement agencies around the world, and its use has raised concerns about privacy and the potential for abuse. The investigation is being conducted by the New York attorney general, who is looking into the company’s compliance with the state’s data privacy laws. 2. Microsoft Unveils AI-Powered “Project Brainwave” Microsoft has unveiled a new artificial intelligence-powered system called “Project Brainwave.” The system is designed to enable real-time AI processing on the company’s Azure cloud platform. The system is designed to be highly efficient and is capable of handling complex deep learning operations in a fraction of the time it would take a traditional CPU. Microsoft plans to use the system to power its Azure Machine Learning and Cognitive Services, and it could potentially be used in a variety of other applications, such as robotics, autonomous vehicles, and medical diagn
Researchers have developed a new technique to better detect extraterrestrial radio signals by weeding out the interference caused by Earth-based devices. It’s hoped that the technique will lead to the first evidence of alien life.
Citizens Financial is exploring automation and AI opportunities within the bank through its Top 9 efficiencies program. The new technology will improve customer experience, Chief Financial Officer John Woods said during the bank’s second-quarter earnings call today, adding, “We are also looking at ways to simplify our organization and find even more savings in procurement.”
A great deal of peel, pulp and stone waste is constantly being generated in the production of olive oil. And while that waste is often just dumped or incinerated, it could soon be used as a source of valuable antioxidants.
Rather than trail wires around the room for a home theater audio setup, Dolby's new technology pairs a big-screen television's own sound system with wireless speakers spread across the room – "transforming any seat into the best seat in the house."
Today we are in a change crisis. Businesses need to internalize new technologies like AI and adapt to new realities like hybrid work, but still struggle to adopt decades old skills related to lean manufacturing, agile development and cultural competency. If we are going to drive the transformations we need to compete, we need to take an evidence based approach. The biggest misconception about change is that once people understand it, they will embrace it. That’s almost never true. If you intend to influence an entire organization, you have to assume the deck is stacked against you. The status quo always has inertia on its side and never yields its power gracefully. The good news is that we have over a half-century of research and practice that can inform our efforts. Yet to be effective, we have to put that learning to work. It makes no sense, for example, to “create a sense of urgency” around change when we know that transformation follows an s-shaped curve, starting slowly and then accelerating after a tipping point, doing so is more likely to trigger resistance than to move things forward. In much the same way, if we know that shifts in knowledge and attitudes don’t necessarily result in changes in practice and that ideas about change are transmitted socially, we should focus our efforts on empowering enthusiasts rather than wordsmithing and broadcasting slogans. People tend to adopt the ideas and actions of those around them. We need to think about change as a strategic conflict between the present state and an alternative vision. The truth is that change isn’t about persuasion, but power. To bring about transformation we need to undermine the sources of power that underlie the present state while strengthening the forces that favor a different future. CLICK TO READ MORE...
A team of researchers led by the University of Cambridge has developed a new technique that uses high-energy lasers to fine tune the properties of 3D-printed metal without compromising the complex shapes it forms.
When Netflix isn't foolishly cracking down on password sharing they're innovating, constantly trying to find new ways to stay ahead of the curve whether that's tweaking their famous recommendation algorithm, developing new projects, or pioneering new technologies. Such is the case with their new approach to green screening. Quartz explains: "Netflix researchers have pioneered a…
Cybersecurity is a growing concern as more critical infrastructure can be exposed to hacks. Now Australian engineers have developed and demonstrated a new technique called “ineffable cryptography,” which treats keys like the Coca-Cola secret formula.
Researchers have developed an automated platform that they've used to screen thousands of drugs and identify those that can be used to interrupt the spread of melanoma. The approach could help identify promising drugs to treat metastatic cancers.