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Predictions Series: Top 10 Trends in Digital Advertising in 2020

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As we approach the "visionary" year of 2020, we took a look at what the New Year has in store for the Digital Advertising industry. Here are key things to watch out for as you plan ahead and finalize your Marketing budgets. Brands have begun to understand the power of advertising on Amazon and the unique opportunity it offers to capture people at the beginning of their purchasing journey. The Opportunity: Brands have flocked to Amazon for its revenue-generating ad capabilities. We expect this trend to continue in 2020 as Amazon refines its offering and advertiser use becomes more sophisticated.


Can Artificial Intelligence Increase Our Morality?

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In discussions of AI ethics, there's a lot of talk of designing "ethical" algorithms, those that produce behaviors we like. People have called for software that treats people fairly, that avoids violating privacy, that cedes to humanity decisions about who should live and die. But what about AI that benefits humans' morality, our own capacity to behave virtuously? That's the subject of a talk on "AI and Moral Self-Cultivation" given last week by Shannon Vallor, a philosopher at Santa Clara University who studies technology and ethics. The talk was part of a meeting on "Character, Social Connections and Flourishing in the 21st Century," hosted by Templeton World Charity Foundation, in Nassau, The Bahamas.


NHS data is a goldmine. It must be saved from big tech James Meadway

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As a society, we are finally acquiring a healthy scepticism about the use and abuse of our personal information. New polling conducted by YouGov for the Institute for Public Policy Research shows that 80% of the public want to see tighter rules applied to how the likes of Facebook and Amazon use their data. Over the weekend, it was revealed that US pharmaceutical companies have already been sold data relating to millions of NHS patients and that Amazon, incredibly, has been given free access to NHS data Hidden away in the secret US-UK trade papers, leaked and revealed by Labour in November, is perhaps the biggest single threat to public data yet seen. Instead of the encroaching privatisation of publicly held data, we should be looking to create a "digital commons" The potential threat to the NHS from a post-Brexit US trade deal is clear, and has become a major election talking point. But alongside the well-known dangers of accelerating privatisation and drug price hikes, there are risks to one of the UK's most prized publicly owned resources.


What facial recognition steals from us

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Human faces evolved to be highly distinctive; it's helpful to be able to recognize individual members of one's social group and quickly identify strangers, and that hasn't changed for hundreds of thousands of years. Then in just the past five years, the meaning of the human face has quietly but seismically shifted. That's because researchers at Facebook, Google, and other institutions have nearly perfected techniques for automated facial recognition. The result of that research is that your face isn't just a unique part of your body anymore, it's biometric data that can be copied an infinite number of times and stored forever. In this video, we explain how facial recognition technology works, where it came from, and what's at stake.


r/MachineLearning - [R] Depth Maps Inpainting with GANs

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We proposed a GAN network earlier to deal with disparity data inpainting and object removal in a paper published in the Intelligent Vehicles Symposium 2019 (IV'19) (https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/8814157). Now we published on arXiv a more in-depth analysis of our latest network version, which is also open-sourced. Third column the objects removed using the Contextual Attention network; Last column our results removing the same objects.


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2020: A look back at the decade in tech from Alexa to Xbox

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"Alexa" was just another female name. Uber hadn't taken anyone for a ride yet. And the buzz around Facebook had more to do with the fact that seemingly everyone you once knew was turning up on "The Social Network," and less about the numerous data and privacy scandals that would tarnish the company's reputation later on. The year was 2010, the dawn of a new decade. And while 10 years is a long time for most every industry, in consumer tech it might as well be a lifetime.


Big (data) labelling conundrum

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Every 18 – 24 months, the world is doubling the quantum of data available. In other words, we are generating as much data produced by all of human race, every 2 years. This is not because we have suddenly turned interesting and everyone is documenting their lives! Rather, a couple of other factors have come together in the past decade. One, we are using many data formats today.


For the sake of privacy: Facebook new AI tool changes facial features, prevents identification of people

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SAN FRANCISCO: Facebook's artificial intelligence (AI) research team has developed a tool that tricks the facial recognition system to wrongly identify a person in a video, the media reported. The "de-identification" system, which also works in live videos, uses machine learning to change key facial features of a subject in a video, according to a report in VentureBeat on Friday. "Face recognition can lead to loss of privacy and face replacement technology may be misused to create misleading videos," reads a paper explaining the company's approach, as cited by VentureBeat. This de-identification technology earlier worked mostly for still images, The Verge reported. "Recent world events concerning advances in, and abuse of face recognition technology invoke the need to understand methods that deals with de-identification. Our contribution is the only one suitable for video, including live video, and presents quality that far surpasses the literature methods," said the paper.


Shortcuts to Artificial Intelligence -- a Tale

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The way we do Artificial Intelligence has emerged over the years, as the result of various shortcuts we took, to bypass difficult problems. The behaviour of the current AI systems, including some concerning aspects, is due to those choices. And if we answer no, what other method should we use? Read the story of how we ended up in this situation: https://philpapers.org/rec/CRISTA-3