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Facial Recognition: The Ugly Truth

By Sally Ward-Foxton, 06.20.19   The UK is one of the most surveilled countries in the world, with closed-circuit televisions (CCTV) cameras everywhere, from shops to buses to private homes. In the last couple of years, AI techniques, such as neural networks, have propelled large-scale automated facial recognition. Combined with the UK’s huge network of existing CCTV cameras, […]

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Experts: Spy used AI-generated face to connect with targets

By RAPHAEL SATTER June 13, 2019, Associated Press (This image captured on Tuesday, June 11, 2019 shows part of a LinkedIn profile for someone who identified themselves as Katie Jones. The Associated Press has found it is one of many phantom profiles that lurk on the social media platform. (AP Photo) LONDON (AP) — Katie […]

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The Myth of China’s Big A.I. Advantage

Calling data “the new oil” could hurt efforts to protect privacy. By JUSTIN SHERMAN and SAMM SACKS JUNE 13, 20192:11 PM We hear all the time that “data is the new oil.” It’s the hottest new analogy to describe the ways in which data—primarily, access to data for training machine learning and artificial intelligence systems—is an important strategic […]

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Alexa, are you profiting from the illegal storage and analysis of kids’ voice commands?

Emergent Tech Artificial Intelligence I’m sorry, I won’t comment on ongoing litigation: Two privacy lawsuits filed against Amazon By Kieren McCarthy in San Francisco 12 Jun 2019 at 20:53 Amazon has been hit with two lawsuits in the US regarding the recording and storage of children’s voices through its Alexa digital assistant. The lawsuits [PDF] were lodged in California and Washington courts this week […]

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UNESCO holds discussion on role of Artificial Intelligence in information sphere

The discussion was organised within the context of changing norms of knowledge generation, access and use as well as their implications for human rights, openness and inclusive access to information. UNESCO Geneva Switzerland Updated: 07-06-2019 11:53 IST Created: 07-06-2019 11:53 IST Bhanu Neupane, UNESCO, invoked two contrasting but dystopian visions(link is external) of the future from George Orwell’s 1984 and Aldous […]

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China Demands Control over ‘A.I. Governance’

JOHN HAYWARD31 May 20191645:14 China’s state-run Global Times on Thursday demanded a leading role for Beijing in formulating the global rules governing artificial intelligence (AI). The Chinese paper was correct to believe that AI is something everyone in the world should be concerned about, but neglected to mention that China is one of the big reasons they […]

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Webinar Announcement

National AI strategies and sustainable development: Taking the next steps towards AI for Good by DiploFoundation Friday, 31st May, 14:00-14:45 CESTInternational Conference Centre Geneva,  Rue de Varembé 13, 1202 GenevaDear Colleagues, You are kindly invited to our workshop on ‘National AI strategies and sustainable development: Taking the next steps towards AI for Good by DiploFoundation’ at this […]