The Guardian revealed that after the story with the mix-up made news, the remaining MSN staff was told to expect a negative article about the racial bias of artificial intelligence. However, since the software is now in charge of selecting stories, the human staff needs to delete the article, should the AI consider it interesting for the website. … [Read more...] about Humans 1 – 0 Robots: Microsoft’s AI That Replaced Human Journalists Accused of Discrimination
Cybercrimes are both pervasive and expensive, estimated to cost the global economy $6 trillion by 2021. Amid Covid-19, fraudsters are getting creative; using military grade technologies, constantly testing out network security patterns, while taking a structured approach to break through defences. And who else could be a bigger target than a payments network that handles the majority of transactions worldwide. Yes, we’re talking about Visa. “More and more consumers are shopping online than ever before as they adjust to the new way of living due to the Covid-19 pandemic. These buyers may be first time buyers, people of all age groups and many of them are late adopters of eCommerce. To manage the swift rise of digital payments and the adjacent phase of cyber security concerns in this pandemic, we have remained steadfast in maintaining our BCP while protecting transactions,” Vipin Surelia, Chief Risk Officer, India & South Asia, Visa said.Visa has been preparing to … [Read more...] about A peek into Visa’s massive cyber security framework
“As people walk past the camera, a monitor displays live video with visual overlays to show if associates are within 6 feet of one another. Individuals remaining 6 feet apart are highlighted with green circles, while those who are closer together are highlighted with red circles,” wrote Brad Porter, a vice president, and distinguished engineer at Amazon. “The on-screen indicators are designed to remind and encourage associates to maintain appropriate distance from others.” … [Read more...] about Amazon’s machine-learning device keeps an eye on social distancing
“Government subscribes to the safe system approach and has a vision to get us all closer towards zero, but the number of people that lost their lives in Victoria last year is a stark reminder that urgent and significant change across the system is needed to address this crisis.” … [Read more...] about RACV calls for cameras to catch seat belt and mobile phone offenders on Victorian roads
But what would an android learn by watching the movies of 2050? (If you doubt we will have cinema-going androids in a few decades, count yourself lucky not to have spent much time amidst the tech bros.) Of course, by 2050 there may well only be a single movie released each year, a day-long Marvel-DC-Disney-Avatar crossover that will keep the merchandisers churning out toys year round. Our android could at least learn how to write a specific kind of plot from such a movie, as no doubt it would feature the same “mistreated-chosen-one-saves-the-world” storyline its spiritual forebears share today. … [Read more...] about Empathy machines: what will happen when robots learn to write film scripts?