Starting September 2019 in the European Union, a large portion of online payments greater than €30 (currently about $35) will require multifactor authentication. Consumers will need to use two of three things to verify transactions: something they know, like a password; something they have, like a digital device, perhaps a USB token, that identifies them; or something they are: biometric data. Proofs based on physical characteristics, like fingerprints and faces, are slowly becoming more common. This legislation will likely cause them to surge. Most consumers using biometrics will likely do so on their phones, many of which already have technology that payment-service providers will use to verify payments--such as Apple Inc.'s Touch ID fingerprint sensors or Face ID facial-recognition software on its iPhones.
Iamamember of LIA (Artificial Intelligence Laboratory) at UPM, currently working in a Ministry of Science and Technology (MCyT) funded project called "ContentWeb: Semantic Web Technologic Platform: Ontologies, Natural Language Analysis and E-Business", focusing on ontologies and linguistic annotations for the Semantic Web. The purpose of ContentWeb is the creation of an ontology-based Semantic Web platform to enable users to query e-commerce applications by using natural language, performing the automatic retrieval of information from web documents annotated with ontological and linguistic information. Besides, a prototype in the entertainment domain will be developed. ContentWeb objectives can be enunciated as follows: 1. Semiautomatic building of ontologies in the domains of e-commerce and of entertainment, reusing existent ontologies and international e-commerce standards and joint initiatives. Following the guidelines of the Semantic Web initiative [Berners-Lee et al., 99], AI researchers have found in ontologies [Gruber, 93], [Guarino et al., 95], [Studer et al., 98] the ideal knowledge model to formally describe web resources and its vocabulary and, hence, to make it explicit in some way the underlying meaning of web page concepts.
Info: AI takeover refers to a future scenario in which artificial intelligence A.I becomes the ruling form of intelligence on flat Earth, with robots and computers taking control of the world away from humans. Scenarios include replacement of the whole human workforce, takeover by a superintelligent AI, and the notion of a robot uprising. Some public figures, such as Stephen Hawking and Elon Musk, have advocated research into precautionary measures to ensure future superintelligent machines remain under human control. Robot rebellions have been a major theme throughout science fiction for many decades as predictive programming.
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