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The Matchmaking Algorithm That Lets Zoos Swipe Right on Animals “The animal matchmaking program isn’t just for gorillas, and it takes some things into consideration that probably aren’t on Tinder’s radar. It scores every animal on a variety of traits (and when we say “every” animal, we mean there’s an entry for each flamingo in […]

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‘Forget the Facebook leak’: China is mining data directly from workers’ brains on an industrial scale | South China Morning Post “Hangzhou Zhongheng Electric is just one example of the large-scale application of brain surveillance devices to monitor people’s emotions and other mental activities in the workplace, according to scientists and companies involved in the […]

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Tech firms can’t keep our data forever: we need a Digital Expiry Date | Opinion | The Guardian “This Digital Expiry Date offers companies the benefits of getting your data, personalizing results and still making profits, while putting some control in the user’s hands. You will not have to worry about governments or companies in […]

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The economics of artificial intelligence | McKinsey & Company ” The machine’s doing the prediction, making the distinct role of judgment in decision making clearer. So as the value of human prediction falls, the value of human judgment goes up because AI doesn’t do judgment—it can only make predictions and then hand them off to […]

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Welsh police wrongly identify thousands as potential criminals | UK news | The Guardian “However, according to data on the force’s website, 92% (2,297) of those were found to be “false positives”. South Wales police admitted that “no facial recognition system is 100% accurate”, but said the technology had led to more than 450 arrests […]

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Touching Masterpieces Tags: ITGS, virtual reality, equality of access 5 Real World Problems That Are Straight Out Of Black Mirror “Thanks to a map that shows the jogging habits of the 27 million people who use Fitbits and the like, we can see splotches of activity in otherwise dark areas, like Iraq and Syria. Some […]

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An algorithm for detecting face-swaps in videos / Boing Boing “So they trained a deep-learning neural net on tons of examples of deepfaked videos, and produced a model that’s better than any previous automated technique at spotting hoaxery. (Their paper documenting the work is here.)” Tags: ITGS, deepfake, ai, neuralnetwork, video – By dr tech […]

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Russia blocks millions of IP addresses in battle against Telegram app | World news | The Guardian “The “battle for Telegram” pits one of Russia’s most popular messaging apps – with more than 13 million users – against the internet censor Roskomnadzor, in a public cat-and-mouse game to block traffic that has put the agency’s […]

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Hackers warn Iran: ‘Don’t mess with our elections’ | World news | The Guardian “Hackers have attacked networks in a number of countries including data centres in Iran, where they left the image of a US flag on screens along with a warning: “Don’t mess with our elections”, the Iranian IT ministry said on Saturday. […]

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How Dark Patterns Trick You Online – YouTube Tags: ITGS, dark patterns, UI, user, experience, lock in Facebook being used to ‘incite real harm’ in Myanmar, says Zuckerberg: Report – Channel NewsAsia “”The Myanmar issues have, I think, gotten a lot of focus inside the company,” he told Vox as he went on to detail […]

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