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In China, facial recognition, public shaming and control go hand in hand

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A screen shows a demonstration of SenseTime Group's SenseVideo pedestrian and vehicle recognition system at the company's showroom in Beijing. Facial recognition supporters in the US often argue that the surveillance technology is reserved for the greatest risks -- to help deal with violent crimes, terrorist threats and human trafficking. And while it's still often used for petty crimes like shoplifting, stealing $12 worth of goods or selling $50 worth of drugs, its use in the US still looks tame compared with how widely deployed facial recognition has been in China. A database leak in 2019 gave a glimpse of how pervasive China's surveillance tools are -- with more than 6.8 million records from a single day, taken from cameras positioned around hotels, parks, tourism spots and mosques, logging details on people as young as 9 days old. The Chinese government is accused of using facial recognition to commit atrocities against Uyghur Muslims, relying on the technology to carry out "the largest mass incarceration of a minority population in the world today."


Tinder slammed over mysterious premium pricing, transparency and data use concerns

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Tinder users have known for a while that the price you pay for the dating app's premium service, Tinder Plus, might not be the same amount the people you're swiping are shelling out. Tinder has already settled an age discrimination lawsuit in California, which saw users over 29 in the state -- who, like all U.S. users, had been paying double what younger people were for the subscription -- eligible for part of a settlement totalling $23 million. Now the Australian consumer organisation Choice has filed an official complaint with the national consumer commission, the ACCC, after conducting a mystery-shopper survey that found prices for a one-month subscription to Tinder Plus ranged from AUD$6.99 to more than AUD$34, with no transparency upfront about the variation. Tinder Plus is the lowest tier of Tinder's premium subscription options, offering users extra features like unlimited swipes, the ability to undo left-swipes, and Super Likes and Boosts to help get your profile more attention. There's also Tinder Gold, which includes all the above as well as the ability to see who's already swiped right on you and Top Picks, and the new Platinum tier, which includes the ability to message people you haven't actually matched with yet.


Meet the team : Rashid Oukhai, the 'philosopher' businessman

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We begin with Mr Rashid Oukhai, the Founder and CEO of Peculium. A student of computer sciences, Rashid began his journey some 20 odd years back when Big Data was not formally called so. His interest in data sciences ripened when he started working with a well known Telecommunications provider in France. His first task on his first day was to make sense of a massive database! For most of us, that would have been a daunting task. However, there are few among us that love to work with data.


In China, facial recognition, public shaming and control go hand in hand - CNET

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A screen shows a demonstration of SenseTime Group's SenseVideo pedestrian and vehicle recognition system at the company's showroom in Beijing. Facial recognition supporters in the US often argue that the surveillance technology is reserved for the greatest risks -- to help deal with violent crimes, terrorist threats and human trafficking. And while it's still often used for petty crimes like shoplifting, stealing $12 worth of goods or selling $50 worth of drugs, its use in the US still looks tame compared with how widely deployed facial recognition has been in China. A database leak in 2019 gave a glimpse of how pervasive China's surveillance tools are -- with more than 6.8 million records from a single day, taken from cameras positioned around hotels, parks, tourism spots and mosques, logging details on people as young as 9 days old. The Chinese government is accused of using facial recognition to commit atrocities against Uyghur Muslims, relying on the technology to carry out "the largest mass incarceration of a minority population in the world today."


InnovAnt posted on LinkedIn

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Many #companies have successfully integrated #AI into their own work in various ways, and one of the fields that have benefitted from this the most is #customer #service. There are many ways to provide a better, more streamlined service to every person using a company's services, and integrating AI on a fundamental level is undoubtedly one of the most efficient moves a company could make. Here are 6 ways customer service can benefit from the integration of artificial intelligence.


The Death of Management by Walking Around

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In recent months, I've touched upon the idea that crisis doesn't so much create change, as speed it up. Well, if that is the case, then someone needs to inform the managers. Since the arrival of COVID-19, innovations in science and technology have skyrocketed as humanity searches for ways to ensure its physical, psychological and economic survival. Yet, when it comes to the tricky business of managing people and their productivity, we seem to be stuck in the past. In decades gone by, the job of a manager was to physically monitor the tangible output of employees who were present and accounted for in their places of work.


3 Important Ways Artificial Intelligence Will Transform Your Business And Turbocharge Success

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From the smallest local business to the largest global players, I believe every organization must embrace the AI revolution, and identify how AI (artificial intelligence) will make the biggest difference to their business. But before you can develop a robust AI strategy – in which you work out how best to use AI to drive business success – you first need to understand what's possible with AI. To put it another way, how are other companies using AI to drive success? Let's briefly look at each area in turn. Thanks to the Internet of Things, a whole host of everyday products are getting smarter.


futureofwork _2020-08-03_11-52-15.xlsx

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The graph represents a network of 4,836 Twitter users whose tweets in the requested range contained "futureofwork ", or who were replied to or mentioned in those tweets. The network was obtained from the NodeXL Graph Server on Monday, 03 August 2020 at 19:03 UTC. The requested start date was Monday, 03 August 2020 at 00:01 UTC and the maximum number of days (going backward) was 14. The maximum number of tweets collected was 7,500. The tweets in the network were tweeted over the 3-day, 12-hour, 0-minute period from Thursday, 30 July 2020 at 12:00 UTC to Monday, 03 August 2020 at 00:00 UTC.


AI-Labeling Crowdsourcing Platforms

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Artificial intelligence (AI) is widely used in today's business such as for data analytics, natural language processing, or process automation. The emergence of artificial intelligence is based on decades of research for solving difficult computer science tasks and is now rapidly transforming business model innovation. Companies that are not considering artificial intelligence will be vulnerable to those companies that are equipped with artificial intelligence technology. While companies like Google, Amazon, and Tesla have already innovated their business models with artificial intelligence, medium and small caps have limited budgets for putting much effort into setting up such capabilities. One high-effort task in creating artificial intelligence services is the pre-processing of data and the training of machine learning models.


eharmony vs. EliteSingles: How do the dating sites compare in the UK?

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Online dating is great, but there's a slight shudder factor attached to the practice now that everyone and their mother (literally) has some sort of profile. The biggest advantage, obviously, is the potential to meet thousands of eligible singles who you likely wouldn't have known existed otherwise. But whether those singles use their profile regularly or are even on it for the right reasons is another question -- thus, the terrifying edge that can cause singles genuinely searching for the real thing to shy away from such a valuable tool. SEE ALSO: Match vs. eharmony: Both are for serious relationships, but how do the dating sites compare in the UK? When the dating pool is so deep, it's important to narrow down your options to dating sites that are most likely to attract a very specific type of person and introduce you to people who have the same intentions that you do.