12 Nov 2020

Amazon Says Alexa Can Predict ‘Latent’ Requests—Even If You Don’t Say Them

Amazon has stated that its in-home voice assistant technology Alexa can anticipate and respond to user requests that are not explicitly stated, called a latent request. The company made the announcement on Wednesday, and critics have already called the new feature creepy and have expressed concerns over privacy violations over

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31 Aug 2020

Algorithms Help Spot Possible Suicidal Intent Among Veterans’ Social Posts

A new social media platform that is designed to connect both active and retired US Military members has now been outfitted with a new custom machine learning model that can allegedly predict signs of potential self-harm or suicidal intent. The algorithm assesses posts made on the platform and identifies those

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20 Mar 2020

Infrared AI cameras could help spot coronavirus carriers at polling places

Athena Security, a company originally created to spotting guns, has announced that they are creating technology that can identify coronavirus carriers through fever detection functions. Athena first launched its keystone program in 2018, which used thermal imaging and computer vision to detect concealed guns, however, the company has switched gears

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10 Mar 2020

The Pentagon’s AI Shop Takes A Venture Capital Approach to Funding Tech

The Pentagon is shifting its approach to funding and building tech for customers. The Joint Artificial Intelligence Center (JAIC) will now use a serious A, B approach to building new devices for consumers. Mulchandani, versed in successful startups, has brought a new venture capital approach to JAIC. Now when consumers

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04 Mar 2020

Israel Applies AI To Healthcare, Building On Leadership In Cybersecurity, Digital Medical Records

The novel coronavirus outbreak has brought medical statistics to attention worldwide, and companies have announced that they are looking into utilizing AI algorithms in patient data to identify unvaccinated high-risk individuals. One of these companies is Medial EarlySign, an Israeli startup that has developed algorithms that are designed to assist

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10 Feb 2020

CBP Is Upgrading to a New Facial Recognition Algorithm in March

Customs and Border Protection is preparing to upgrade the underlying algorithm running its current facial recognition technology program. CBP will be using the latest technology from a company given the highest rating for accuracy in tests developed and administered by the National Institute of Standards and Technology. The CBP has

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20 Dec 2019

How Medical AI Can Save Patients From Excessive Exposure To Radiation

The potential of AI to transform the medical industry has received widespread media and public attention, however, some of its specific uses are not well known. A limited number of companies have begun to utilize AI in health care for the purposes of medical imaging, constructing 3D models out of

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10 Dec 2019

Scientists Crack Longest, Most Complex Encryption Key Ever

A team in France recently cracked the most complex encryption algorithm to date, taking 35 million compute hours to break even though the key was only one-third of the length of most commercial encryption keys. The longest encryption was previously 232 digits, and the French scientists beat this record by

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11 Nov 2019

Apple co-founder says Apple Card algorithm gave wife lower credit limit

Scrutiny of the newly launched Apple Card was intensified by Apple Inc. co-founder Steve Wozniak’s remarks on the accusations of gender discrimination in the algorithm behind Apple Cards. Thursday marked the beginning of gender discrimination accusations when entrepreneur David Hansson claimed that he had received 20 times the credit limit

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