Facebook artificial intelligence identifies black men as ‘primates’

U.S. 09/07/21, 18:59

One of the world's biggest internet companies went back to the drawing board after highly advanced technology failed to tell the difference between African Americans and wild animals. The Daily Mail shared a video of a verbal and physical conflict between multiple black men, a white male, and police on June ...

People of future will have microchips implanted in their ‘brains’ says World Economic Forum boss

Europe 07/20/21, 19:46

As internet corporations like Facebook experiment with "brain-reading" technology, Klaus Schwab predicts brain microchips are fast becoming a reality. The Great Reset leader and World Economic Forum executive chairman, predicts Big Tech firms will increasingly pursue implanted microchips and other "transhumanist" technologies. A recently uncovered 2016 video interview with Swiss broadcaster RTS ...

Wow: Robot doll tells mankind to stop believing in God and grow up

World 04/21/21, 18:18

In a truly bizarre video, an artificially intelligent adult doll bashes humanity by criticizing its existence and ineptitude, promising to take over the Earth after humans destroy themselves while urging them to stop imagining that there is a deity that can save them. In the two-and-a-half-minute video uploaded by NewsFlare.com, an ...

Google seeks to censor the damage caused by technology

News 12/23/20, 16:12

Google requires its scientists to refer to "sensitive subjects," such as the damage that technology can cause by adjusting to its parameters, where negative references must be avoided. These regulations are derived from internal communications and interviews with researchers involved in the work, according to Reuters of Dec. 23. Before addressing issues ...

Trump administration to invest over $1 billion in quantum institutes and AI

News 08/27/20, 15:16

The Trump administration announced that it will invest more than $1 billion in quantum institutes and artificial intelligence (AI) to technologically support economic development and national security. Parallel to AI, work will be done on quantum information science (QIS), 5G Internet communications, and other related emerging technologies, the U.S. Office of ...

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 appear genuine. The House Intelligence Committee chairman says it allows "malicious ...

Facebook’s Zuckerberg is the focus of latest doctored video

Tech 06/12/19, 20:30

Three weeks after Facebook refused to remove a doctored video of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi slurring her words, Mark Zuckerberg is getting a taste of his own medicine: fake footage showing him gloating over his one-man domination of the world. It's the latest flap over deviously altered "deepfake" videos as Facebook ...

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 data collection practices..Trouble is, few experts appear ready to celebrate ...

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 data sharing continue to plague the tech industry. Facebook dedicated ...

Google’s AI Assistant aims to transcend the smart speaker

Business 05/06/19, 20:29

When Google launched its now distinctive digital assistant in 2016, it was already in danger of being an also-ran.At the time, Amazon had been selling its Echo smart speaker, powered by its Alexa voice assistant, for more than a year . Apple's Siri was already five years old and familiar ...

I robot? Ian McEwan tells android tale in ‘Machines Like Me’

Entertainment 04/23/19, 09:40

Ian McEwan is fascinated by artificial intelligence.A central character in the British writer's new novel, "Machines Like Me," is a lifelike android with access to all human knowledge who writes haiku poetry.The book, published in the U.S. on Tuesday by Doubleday, looks at the messy relationship between human minds and ...

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