15 Oct 2019

AI development has major security, privacy and ethical blind spots

A recent survey by O’Reilly sheds light on common risk blind spots of artificial intelligence (AI)/Machine learning (ML) developers. The most glaring oversight is security, with nearly three in four (73%) respondents acknowledging that they do not test their models for security flaws during development. Other issues that are commonly

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01 Oct 2019

China’s new 500-megapixel ‘super camera’ can instantly recognize you in a crowd

China is bound to intensify its already staggering facial recognition efforts now that researchers from two Chinese universities have developed a 500 megapixel facial recognition camera that can capture “thousands of faces at a stadium in perfect detail and generate their facial data for the cloud while locating a particular

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27 Sep 2019

Google’s war on deepfakes: As election looms, it shares ton of AI-faked videos

In an effort to boost research and development in the context of deepfake detection, Google has shared a database containing 3,000 deepfake videos with the new FaceForensics benchmark, a research project by researchers at the Technical University of Munich and the University Federico II of Naples. Deepfakes are audio or

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18 Sep 2019

Guidance on Federal AI Regulations Coming Shortly, Federal CTO Says

US Federal Chief Technology Officer Michael Kratsios on Tuesday said the government will soon publish a first set of regulations governing the development of artificial intelligence (AI) technologies. According to Kratsios, the document will have legal force and will “set the tone globally on the way that we can be

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09 Sep 2019

Facebook, Microsoft Challenge Industry to Detect, Prevent ‘Deepfakes’

Facebook, Microsoft and various universities have launched a joint contest to boost efforts to fight the spread of deepfakes, which are audio or visual content doctored by artificial intelligence (AI). Deepfakes allow threat actors to spread disinformation and influence public opinion by making it seem like influential individuals including government,

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04 Sep 2019

A Harbinger Of Our Future: Reports Indicade Voice Deepfake Was Used To Scam A CEO Out Of $243,000

Adversaries in search of financial gain will innovate. We all need to accept that observation as a fact of life, meaning we should all stay agile and prepare for surprise. When it comes to deep fake video and audio, what is surprising is not that adversaries are using this technology,

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03 Sep 2019

China’s Red-Hot Face-Swapping App Provokes Privacy Concern

Once again, a popular mobile app for generating deepfakes, i.e. images or videos doctored by artificial intelligence (AI), has prompted a major privacy backlash. Since last weekend, Chinese face-swap app Zao has taken China’s iOS store by storm. The app can generate deepfakes of scenes from popular movies and TV-shows

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02 Sep 2019

US Unleashes Military to Fight Fake News, Disinformation

The US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) aims to develop software that can spot fake news stories as well as fake audio, images and video (deepfakes) in order to combat “large-scale, automated disinformation attacks.” Over a period of 48 months the DARPA initiative, called the Semantic Forensics (SemaFor) program,

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30 Aug 2019

The Implementation Of Facial Recognition Can Be Risky. Here’s Why..

While facial recognition holds great promise for the security industry as a more secure authentication mechanism than passwords or PINS, the technology does come with various risks according to Allerin CEO Naveen Joshi. The risks stem from the fact that facial recognition algorithms, like other technologies leveraging artificial intelligence (AI),

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23 Aug 2019

Update on use of AI by Netflix, McDonalds, Ford

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