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AI Education: An Economic Imperative

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Hear from this high-power panel of education thought leaders, computer & data science professors, artificial intelligence (AI) professionals and governments leading innovation in education for San Diego and across the state of California. The economic consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic will be more severe for certain groups of workers. In the US from 2017-18, less than one-fifth of Hispanic and black workers had the option to work from home, while more than a third of white and Asian workers were allowed or able to do so. This suggests that COVID-19-related layoffs will likely do more economic harm to Hispanic and black workers. The same data suggest that younger, less-educated, lower-income and part-time workers are less likely to have the option to work from home.


Kneron Named Winner in 2020 Artificial Intelligence Excellence Awards

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PHILADELPHIA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Business Intelligence Group today announced that Kneron was named a winner in its Artificial Intelligence Excellence Awards program. Kneron is a leading on-device edge artificial intelligence (AI) company based in San Diego, California. Kneron provides complete end-to-end integrated hardware and software solutions that enable on-device edge AI inferencing in mobile devices, personal computers, and IoT use cases including smart home devices, surveillance, payments, and smart cars. Their solutions augment cloud-based AI to accelerate AI inferencing on any device. As the entire on-device edge AI industry is still emerging, Kneron's early investment and commercialization of its technology have positioned it in a leadership position to enable AI adoption in mass-market devices.


Google, Facebook, Neuralink Sued for Weaponized AI Tech Transfer, Complicity to Genocide in China and Endangering Humanity with Misuse of AI - THE AI ORGANIZATION

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This is phase 1 of first lawsuit. We are open for support at a global level. We have a network of thousands around the world and tens of thousands in China, who are witnesses and have been harmed in China from the defendants technology and data transfer.The following are Federal Case Compliant Summary Facts Extracted from the official document filed in San Diego, California. To find out details of financial, personal and corrective behavioral demands, you may access the case in the federal court data base.


Southern California police to patrol with drones during coronavirus lockdown: report

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Health experts analyze the Spanish Flu, Asian Flu, Hong Kong Flu and swine flus of 1976 and 2009 in a special hosted by Harris Faulkner. Some police departments in California plan on using drones to enforce a coronavirus lockdown and to, in part, monitor the homeless population, according to a report on Friday. The Chula Vista Police Department, located just south of San Diego near the California-Mexico border, recently purchased two $11,000 drones -- doubling its fleet -- that will be outfitted with speakers and night vision cameras. "We have not traditionally mounted speakers to our drones, but ... if we need to cover a large area to get an announcement out, or if there were a crowd somewhere that we needed to disperse -- we could do it without getting police officers involved," said Capt. The Chula Vista Police Department plans on using drones to enforce a coronavirus lockdown.


Hackers Can Use Ultrasonic Waves to Secretly Control Voice Assistant Devices

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Researchers have discovered a new means to target voice-controlled devices by propagating ultrasonic waves through solid materials in order to interact with and compromise them using inaudible voice commands without the victims' knowledge. Called "SurfingAttack," the attack leverages the unique properties of acoustic transmission in solid materials -- such as tables -- to "enable multiple rounds of interactions between the voice-controlled device and the attacker over a longer distance and without the need to be in line-of-sight." In doing so, it's possible for an attacker to interact with the devices using the voice assistants, hijack SMS two-factor authentication codes, and even place fraudulent calls, the researchers outlined in the paper, thus controlling the victim device inconspicuously. The research was published by a group of academics from Michigan State University, Washington University in St. Louis, Chinese Academy of Sciences, and the University of Nebraska-Lincoin. The results were presented at the Network Distributed System Security Symposium (NDSS) on February 24 in San Diego.


Kneron Named to the 2020 CB Insights AI 100 List of Most Innovative Artificial Intelligence Startups

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Kneron, Inc., a leading on-device edge artificial intelligence (AI) company based in San Diego, California, was named by CB Insights to the fourth annual AI 100 ranking, showcasing the 100 most promising private AI companies in the world. "To be listed on the AI 100 is an honor," stated Albert Liu, Kneron's Cofounder and CEO. "It represents our determination to expand AI inferencing from the cloud to the edge so that private user data can be more secure, and edge AI devices and applications can be more ubiquitous in our everyday lives. We're excited and inspired to see our work being recognized by CB Insights." Kneron's on-device edge AI solutions include AI chips and AI software models that enhance smart devices with AI functions without the constant need to be connected to a cloud-based AI service because the AI inferencing happens where the data is collected.


AI Company Says: Keep Your Eyes on the Road, We're Watching

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San Diego's Lytx, the maker of DriveCam video monitoring technology for commercial truck fleets, has expanded its machine vision and artificial intelligence capabilities to detect when drivers are looking at cellphones on the road. The company's latest update to its in-cab camera technology recognizes when a driver is distracted by a mobile device or other behaviors. That triggers the camera to issue a warning and start recording video, which can be shared with fleet managers through an online portal. Others video telematics companies also have products that can detect cellphone use in the cab of commercial vehicles. But Lytx says its artificial intelligence technology has been developed using millions of miles of video data from its library collected over many years.


Google's AI detects adversarial attacks against image classifiers

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Defenses against adversarial attacks, which in the context of AI refer to techniques that fool models through malicious input, are increasingly being broken by "defense-aware" attacks. In fact, most state-of-the-art methods claiming to detect adversarial attacks have been counteracted shortly after their publication. To break the cycle, researchers at the University of California, San Diego and Google Brain, including Turing Award winner Geoffrey Hinton, recently described in a preprint paper an approach that deflects attacks in the computer vision domain. Their framework either detects attacks accurately or, for undetected attacks, pressures the attackers to produce images that resemble the target class of images. The proposed architecture comprises (1) a network that classifies various input images from a data set and (2) a network that reconstructs the inputs conditioned on parameters of a predicted capsule.


This app is going to help the NBA find the next Giannis Antetokounmpo

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On Friday at the NBA All-Star Tech Summit, the league unveiled NBA Global Scout, a mobile, AI-powered app that allows players from India to Indiana, China to Chi-town, Senegal to San Diego to record their measurements--such as wingspan, height, vertical leap, and agility--then build and show off their skills through development drills created to help NBA scouts evaluate their on-court proficiencies. NBA chief innovation officer Amy Brooks says this is a tool to help democratize the process of trying to be an elite basketball player. "We see the possibilities here as essentially creating the LinkedIn for elite basketball," says Brooks. "In the short term, it starts with profile and anthropometric and agility metrics. In the long term, there's even more possibilities when it comes to game video from players, tracking data, highlights, and more, just aggregated profiles of complete basketball players. Scouting is resource-intensive, and it will be fantastic both for the NBA and elite players globally to make the discovery process more seamless using technology."


Is Artificial Intelligence wiping out jobs? -

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SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – President of Wilsey Asset Management, Brent M. Wilsey joins KUSI to talk about the effect that the advancement of technology has had on the job market. While updates in technology have eradicated many jobs, there are also a great deal of jobs now that didn't exist 20 years ago such as SEO analysts, Cloud architects, and Lyft drivers.