How to teach your iPhone's Face ID to recognize you even if you're wearing a surgical mask

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Apple's Face ID does not recognize users wearing a surgical mask, forcing them to type in their passcode or remove the protective gear to unlock the smartphone. Researchers have now shared a hack that trains the technology to accept your face with or without a mask. The video tutorial shows a user folding a brand-new mask in half, laying it on one side of their face and going through the process of setting up the biometric system. Users can either'Reset Face ID' or choose to make their masked face an'Alternate Appearance.' Researchers have now shared a trick that train the technology, which involves snapping pictures of your face with just half of it covered by a mask. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has recommended that Americans consider wearing masks to limit the spread of the coronavirus that is sweeping the nation.

How AI Is Helping in the Fight Against COVID-19


Artificial intelligence technologies such as machine learning, natural-language processing, computer vision, and deep learning can help track and identify the novel coronavirus. On Dec. 31, BlueDot, a Toronto-based company that uses artificial intelligence to track the spread of infectious diseases, alerted its customers about a cluster of unusual pneumonia cases in Wuhan, China. Nine days later, the World Health Organization confirmed the discovery of a novel coronavirus, later named COVID-19, in Wuhan. Today, COVID-19 is a pandemic that has spread to 180 countries, claimed more than 50,000 lives, and triggered a near-global lockdown. And for the moment, the best solution to contain the spread of the virus is to improve personal hygiene and exercise social distancing.

Thanks to A.I., Machines Get a Taste for the Right Kinds of Food


When Shahmeer Mirza began working at PepsiCo., which owns the Frito-Lay brand, one of his first tasks was teaching a machine sensory perception. By bouncing lasers off chips, he could capture the sound they make when someone bites into one. The thickness of the chip and the time and temperature of the frying could all be adjusted to create the perfect bite without a worker having to constantly sample chips. It was such a revolution his work was awarded a patent, but it's only one way in which A.I. is being put to use at snack plants. Repetitive tasks like picking out a bad potato and throwing it away might take a worker a second or two.

AI in Turbulent Times: New world, old model. Now what? DataRobot


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Scientists develop AI that can turn brain activity into text


Fox News Flash top headlines are here. Check out what's clicking on Are we moving a bit closer to the day when machines can read our minds? Scientists have developed a system using artificial intelligence that can turn brain activity into text. At the moment, it works on neural patterns interpreted when someone speaks aloud, but there is hope among researchers that it could eventually be used for patients who are unable to speak or type.

Realizing the Promise of Artificial Intelligence in Pathology


Digital pathology specialist Proscia has been working hard to change the current pathology narrative. The Philadelphia, PA-based company has made several moves to accomplish this goal and its most recent move is a collaboration with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Proscia builds software and has a platform for imaging workflow management that allows a pathologist in the lab to take digitized images of the glass slides the tissue biopsy sites on and move these images through workflows. The company uses its computational AI-based applications to find patterns in the imaging and transform that information into something meaningful for the pathologist. However, Proscia doesn't have a laboratory and that's where UCSF comes in, said Nathan Buchbinder, the firm's co-founder and Chief Product Officer.

Capitalism's mirror stage: artificial intelligence and the quantified worker – Phoebe Moore


As AI enters the workplace, we need to reflect upon the criteria by which human work is evaluated and human subjectivity depicted. Control panels are the obvious place to run operations centrally. The control rooms of Star Trek's fantastical Enterprise (and the hub of the actual Project Cybersyn under Chile's radical president Salvador Allende) in the 1960s and 70s were however operated by humans with relatively primitive technologies. Today, much of the work of the people we imagined in these rooms--the bouffanted women in silver A-line dresses and men in blue boiler suits pushing buttons to operate the manoeuvres of galactical imperialism--is done by computers. But what will happen when the proverbial windows looking out to the galaxies only display a cadre of robots and the control panels' blinking lights are the only reflective glimmer?

Have a smart doorbell? You can now get cheaper home insurance


We're all spending a lot more time at home and starting to notice the things that annoy us: the way that one tap drips after using, or noting down the interior changes we're going to make once the lockdown is over. Protecting your home is just as important as decorating it and London start-up Hero Labs has a new smart home insurance product, called Hiro, that aims to do just that. Instead of telling customers to buy certain smart home devices to bring down the cost of insurance, they will instead be rewarded with discounts for the tech they already have in their homes. If you have smart home tech such as cameras, video doorbells or detect leakers, which help to prevent some of the most common causes of damage to homes and flats, then you will be able to benefit from cheaper insurance premiums, up to 25 per cent in some cases. Hero Labs launched its own smart leak detector at the end of last year which uses ultrasonic tech to monitor water use and AI algorithms to spot if anything unusual happens.

The Augmented Artist - by Fabin Rasheed


This unique collection explores how Artificial Intelligence can inspire an artist, pushing the boundaries of creativity and reaching new heights, leading to the rise of the so-called Augmented Artist. Starting from the analysis of how a thought is generated, through the filters of Freud's free association theory, Fabin's work shows that AI happens to be a seed idea to feed and free human imagination. For The Augmented Artist series, the artist has created six unique artworks based on AI generated imagery (and poetry) that function as thought-predecessors to create corresponding physical versions. Although, these pieces are not a mere remix of the generated image, but a new and fresh interpretation that gives an insight into the psyche of the artist. True creativity happens when such an AI engine works together with a human being, thus assisting and augmenting the human.