Lawmakers warn doctored videos pose national security threat

Politics 06/13/19, 20:01

Lawmakers and experts are warning that videos altered with artificial intelligence software pose a threat to national security and the 2020 U.S. election. The technology uses facial mapping and artificial intelligence to produce videos — known as "deep fakes" — that ...

Google’s privacy promises don’t sway many experts

Tech 05/08/19, 02:09

Google announced new privacy tools Tuesday intended to give people more control over how they're being tracked on the go or in their own home, part of a broader effort by big tech companies to counter increasing scrutiny of their ...

Google expected to show off new hardware, AI at annual event

Tech 05/06/19, 23:50

Google CEO Sundar Pichai is expected to showcase much-anticipated updates to the company's hardware lines and artificial intelligence Tuesday during his keynote at the company's annual I/O conference for software developers.Google will also likely address privacy updates as concerns about ...

Democrats want feds to target the ‘black box’ of AI bias

Business 04/10/19, 13:00

Congress is starting to show interest in prying open the "black box" of tech companies' artificial intelligence with oversight that parallels how the federal government checks under car hoods and audits banks. One proposal introduced Wednesday and co-sponsored by a Democratic ...

Face recognition researcher fights Amazon over biased AI

Tech 04/03/19, 14:06

Facial recognition technology was already seeping into everyday life — from your photos on Facebook to police scans of mugshots — when Joy Buolamwini noticed a serious glitch: Some of the software couldn't detect dark-skinned faces like hers.That revelation sparked ...

First artificial intelligence Google Doodle features Bach

Entertainment 03/21/19, 10:27

Google is celebrating composer Johann Sebastian Bach with its first artificial intelligence-powered Doodle.Thursday's animated Google Doodle shows the composer playing an organ in celebration of his March 21, 1685, birthday under the old Julian calendar. It encourages users to compose ...

Puerto Rico looks to rebuild with AI, ‘internet of things’

Tech 03/11/19, 14:34

Puerto Rico's governor said Monday that he hopes a new technology center can help the U.S. territory incorporate artificial intelligence and internet -connected devices as it rebuilds from Hurricane Maria.Gov. Ricardo Rossello said the lab located in the northern city ...

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