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Instagram is testing artificial intelligence to verify the age of users

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The social network Instagram is testing new ways to verify the age of its users, including an artificial intelligence facial recognition tool, to verify that people are 18 or older. Tools are not yet available to try to keep kids off the Meta platform. The use of artificial intelligence for facial recognition, especially in teens, has raised some alarms, given Mita's turbulent history, When it comes to protecting users' privacy. Mita emphasized that the technology used to verify the age of people Unable to identify you – only age. Once verification is complete, Meta, in partnership with Yoti "Startup", Face video recording will be deleted.


Cerebras sets record for largest AI model on a single chip

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In brief US hardware startup Cerebras claims to have trained the largest AI model on a single device powered by the world's largest Wafer Scale Engine 2 chip the size of a plate. "Using the Cerebras Software Platform (CSoft), our customers can easily train state-of-the-art GPT language models (such as GPT-3 and GPT-J) with up to 20 billion parameters on a single CS-2 system," the company claimed this week. "Running on a single CS-2, these models take minutes to set up and users can quickly move between models with just a few keystrokes." The CS-2 packs a whopping 850,000 cores, and has 40GB of on-chip memory capable of reaching 20 PB/sec memory bandwidth. The specs on other types of AI accelerators and GPUs pale in comparison, meaning machine learning engineers have to train huge AI models with billions of parameters across more servers.


Juul Survives a Blow From the FDA--for Now

WIRED

Can you Currently buy a Juul e-cigarette? That depends on what day of the week it is. Earlier this week the FDA denied marketing authorization for Juul, which first started selling its e-cigarettes in 2015 (though it has operated under various company names since 2007). The FDA said the reason for the denial was that Juul "failed to provide sufficient toxicology data to demonstrate the products were safe," ArsTechnica reports, and as such the agency could not complete its toxicology assessment. The FDA specifically pointed to "potentially harmful chemicals leaching from the company's proprietary e-liquid pods" as a concern.


Instagram will use AI and video selfies to verify your age

Mashable

Instagram is testing new methods for age verification, including having the user upload a video selfie and then letting an AI judge their age. Here's how it will work. When an Instagram user attempts to edit their birth date on the service to be 18 or over, Instagram will require them to verify their age. There will be several ways to do this, including uploading an ID or asking three mutual friends to verify your age. The most interesting way to do this, however, is to upload a video selfie.


Instagram is testing an AI face-scanning tool that can verify your age

Engadget

Instagram is testing new age verification methods including asking followers to vouch for your age and even using AI that can estimate your age via a video selfie. It's part of a push to ensure users are at least the minimum 13 years old and "to make sure that teens and adults are in the right experience for their age group," it announced. For the "social vouching" system, Instagram asks three mutual followers of the user to confirm their age. Those followers must be at least 18 and have three days to respond to the request. Users can still verify their age with pictures of ID cards as well.


Instagram begins testing age verification tools of video selfies and confirmation from other users

Daily Mail - Science & tech

Instagram has started testing new age-verification tools, including new technology that claims to be able to estimate the user's age using a video selfie. The'Age Estimation' technology from digital identity company Yoti analyses the user's facial features using artificial intelligence (AI), in order to predict their age. Instagram is also a new age-verification method that involves asking three separate users to confirm how old they are. The photo sharing app, owned by tech conglomerate Meta, has begun testing the tools in the US as of today, with the aim of providing more age-appropriate experiences. A third age verification method of uploading a valid form of ID, like a drivers license or ID card, is already available.


Big help coming for youth mental health crisis, but far from enough, surgeon general says

Los Angeles Times

A major entertainment studio says it will feature plotlines about mental health in teen-targeted shows. Celebrity athletes say they will help destigmatize talk about mental health among young people. A Los Angeles nonprofit is expanding training for professional youth mentors. Big tech, media companies, local groups, youth leaders, basketball players and educators are pledging to come together in response to the U.S. surgeon general's public health advisory last December, warning of an "urgent" need to address a national youth crisis. During a visit to Los Angeles on Tuesday, Surgeon Gen. Dr. Vivek Murthy unveiled a list of at least 30 entities with promising intentions.


Wild Camera Designs Created by Artificial Intelligence

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These cameras do not exist. As real as they might appear, they were created using an artificial intelligence system called DALL-E 2, which can make realistic images based only on text descriptions. These strange and insane-looking cameras were created using DALL-E 2, an artificial intelligence program created by OpenAI. The system was announced earlier this year and can create photo-realistic images based only on a brief description and allows a person to easily edit the image with simple tools. Not only can it create photos and images entirely from scratch, but it can also modify existing images.


How Meta Gives Its Investors an Edge Despite Growing Competition

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In Meta Platform's (FB -3.82%) most recent earnings report, there were some signs of a pullback with net income down year over year and more competition has played a part. In this video clip from "The Virtual Opportunities Show" on Motley Fool Live, recorded on May 24, Fool.com contributor Jose Najarro discusses how the company's investment in artificial intelligence is encouraging for the business going forward. Jose Najarro: First if we take a quick look, Meta Platforms for their financial results total revenue was $27.9 billion dollars. That was up 7% year over year. Again, this is a company that was probably growing at strong double digits and now we're seeing a bit of a pullback.


Qualitative humanities research is crucial to AI

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"All research is qualitative; some is also quantitative" Harvard Social Scientist and Statistician Gary King Suppose you wanted to find out whether a machine learning system being adopted - to recruit candidates, lend money, or predict future criminality - exhibited racial bias. You might calculate model performance across groups with different races. But how was race categorised– through a census record, a police officer's guess, or by an annotator? Each possible answer raises another set of questions. Following the thread of any seemingly quantitative issue around AI ethics quickly leads to a host of qualitative questions.