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Massachusetts man charged with kidnapping, assaulting woman he met on Tinder

FOX News

Tinder, the most popular dating app in the world, has banned teens under the age of 18 but it's not stopping them from signing up. A Massachusetts man is accused of kidnapping and assaulting a woman he met on Tinder, threatening to kill her and her child if she went to the cops, authorities said. Peter Bozier, 28, was arrested Tuesday during a traffic stop in Sudbury after the victim told investigators she was severely beaten and strangled while being held against her will at Bozier's home, police said. The victim said the harrowing ordeal began a day earlier, police spokesman Lt. Robert Grady told the MetroWest Daily News. Grady said the woman managed to "release herself from the situation" and then went to a hospital in Burlington, where hospital staffers contacted police, the newspaper reported.


Australian and Korean researchers warn of loopholes in AI security systems

ZDNet

Research from Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation's (CSIRO) Data61, the Australian Cyber Security Cooperative Research Centre (CSCRC), and South Korea's Sungkyunkwan University have highlighted how certain triggers could be loopholes in smart security cameras. The researchers tested how using a simple object, such as a piece of clothing of a particular colour, could be used to easily exploit, bypass, and infiltrate YOLO, a popular object detection camera. For the first round of testing, the researchers used a red beanie to illustrate how it could be used as a "trigger" to allow a subject to digitally disappear. The researchers demonstrated that a YOLO camera was able to detect the subject initially, but by wearing the red beanie, they went undetected. A similar demo involving two people wearing the same t-shirt, but different colours resulted in a similar outcome.


AI methods of analyzing social networks find new cell types in tissue

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In situ sequencing enables gene activity inside body tissues to be depicted in microscope images. To facilitate interpretation of the vast quantities of information generated. Researchers have now developed an entirely new method of image analysis. Based on algorithms used in artificial intelligence, the method was originally devised to enhance understanding of social networks.


Facebook's AI team expands post-grad courses for Black and Latinx students

Engadget

Facebook says that it will expand an online course in deep learning to more students to help improve the diversity of its AI division. After a successful pilot program at Georgia Tech, the company will roll out this graduate-level course in deep learning to more colleges across 2021. The focus will be on offering the system to universities that serve large numbers of Black and Latinx students. It's hoped that, by improving the diversity of the people building these systems, some of the more odious biases will be weeded out. This is part of a broader program to encourage people to enter the computer science field even if their undergraduate training is in another area.


Atish Ray on LinkedIn: Industrialized ML for Governed, Responsible and Explainable AI - Databricks

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Accenture research shows full 84% of C-suite executives believe they must leverage Artificial Intelligence (AI) to achieve their growth objectives. Yet 76% acknowledge they struggle when it comes to scaling it across the business. Having the right framework in place for "Industrializing ML" is a key component of scaling AI in the enterprise. Join us for a glimpse into the world of Industrialized ML as it comes to life at Navy Federal Credit Union using Databricks Unified Analytics Platform.


Clearview Moves to Limit Risk of Police Abuse

WSJ.com: WSJD - Technology

Clearview says its software lets authorities plug in photos of people suspected of involvement in crimes and search for other images of their faces from the internet. The company has compiled a massive database of photos by scraping websites, including social-media platforms. Some of the platforms have accused Clearview's scraping efforts of violating their terms of service. Facebook Inc., Twitter Inc. and Microsoft Corp.'s LinkedIn are among those that have sent the startup cease-and-desist orders. Civil libertarians have raised concerns broadly about the use of facial-recognition by law enforcement, and specifically about Clearview.


Google antitrust: Just how much do you actually use it? Way more than you think

USATODAY - Tech Top Stories

Google's influence in our lives is overwhelming, which is perhaps one of the reasons the Department of Justice and several state attorney generals banded together to file an anti-trust lawsuit against the company. But just how wide is Google's reach? We decided to take a look, and the results may surprise you. Start with the fact that Google ads are all over the Internet, and despite the initial stated goal of "organizing the world's information," the Alphabet unit is designed to have more ads appear, to keep the earnings up. In its most recent earnings, Alphabet reported $38.30 billion for Google.


AI Breakthroughs: Facebook's MMT Translates 100 Languages

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The global economic climate has prompted several organizations to make a strategic move towards automation and AI. Unsurprisingly, there has been an upsurge in AI and automation investments. This broad adoption of AI has reimagined business operations across the globe. Due to its myriad of benefits, researchers and data scientists are continually striving to create new benchmarks in the AI world. Toolbox shares significant breakthroughs in AI this week.


Facebook's new polyglot AI can translate between 100 languages

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The news: Facebook is open-sourcing a new AI language model called M2M-100 that can translate between any pair among 100 languages. This is in contrast to previous multilingual models, which heavily rely on English as an intermediate. A Chinese to French translation, for example, typically passes from Chinese to English and then English to French, which increases the chance of introducing errors. Data curation: The model was trained on 7.5 billion sentence pairs. In order to compile a data set that large, the researchers relied heavily on automated curation.


Facebook AI can translate directly between any of 100 languages

New Scientist

Facebook has developed an artificial intelligence capable of accurately translating between any pair of 100 languages without relying on first translating to English, as many existing systems do. The AI outperforms such systems by 10 points on a 100-point scale used by academics to automatically evaluate the quality of machine translations. Translations produced by the model were also assessed by humans, who scored it as around 90 per cent accurate. Facebook's system was trained on a data set of 7.5 billion sentence pairs gathered from the web across 100 languages, though not all the languages had an equal number of sentence pairs. "What I really was interested in was cutting out English as a middle man. Globally there are plenty of regions where they speak two languages that aren't English," says Angela Fan of Facebook AI, who led the work.