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Data privacy: Why Venmo sent my personal info – and yours – to Braze

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You might be wondering what exactly Braze.com is and why it grabs their geographic, associations and more. I found out Friday that after I composed a message on the PayPal-owned digital payments app Venmo to pay my personal trainer Jarek, Venmo passed on my geographic locations and associations (including Jarek) to Braze, which calls itself a "customer engagement" company. Just last month, the Norwegian Consumer Council issued a blistering report showing what happened to users of the dating sites OKCupid and Grindr in the background, after people revealed all about their interests. OkCupid "shared highly personal data about sexuality, drug use, political views, and more," with Braze, according to the report. Grindr, a popular dating and social app used by gay and bisexual men, sent data to Braze about the "relationship type" men were seeking on the app, per the report.


How AI Will Seduce You. w Stephen Fry

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When and how will AI come to life? How will we know it's conscious? Which part of you is consciously reading this? Could the internet already have some level of consciousness? And how anonymous google employees could save us.


Artificial Intelligence Marketing is the AIM of Advertisers in 2020

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Artificial Intelligence Marketing (AIM) provides superior solutions to bridge the gap between analytics and execution. It is the process of going through massive piles of data to originate positive results. As per the courtesy of Forbes, retailers invested around 5.9 billion US dollars on AIM. North America, Europe, and Asia-Pacific are mainly using this type of digital marketing and advertising. Likewise, remote health monitoring, wearable AR, IoT kitchen appliances, and brain-sensing gadgets lie under the game-changing innovations.


Novateur Research Solutions hiring Machine Learning Scientist in New York City Metropolitan Area LinkedIn

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We value creativity, vision, collaboration, and above all, ambition to innovate. We are looking for Scientists and Mathematicians to join our research team and help us solve challenging scientific and computational problems in machine learning, computer vision, distributed computing, and related areas. As part of the Novateur Team, you will actively collaborate with world-renowned researchers in academia and industry to develop cutting-edge technologies for smart systems. You will have opportunities and professional freedom to create novel research and technical directions in your areas of interest, attend major scientific conferences and seminars, and publish research papers. Novateur offers competitive pay and benefits comparable to Fortune 500 companies that include a wide choice of healthcare options with generous company subsidy, 401(k) with generous employer match, paid holidays and paid time off increasing with tenure, and company paid short-term disability, long-term disability, and life insurance.


The Jeff Bleich Series Ep.1(Trailer) - An introduction with Holly Ransom

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In July this year, Holly Ransom (Fulbright Anne Wexler Scholar, CEO Emergent) interviewed former US Ambassador to Australia Jeffrey Bleich (Professorial Fellow at Flinders University) for the launch of JBC and the first instalment in the Jeff Bleich Series – a multimedia platform for the Centre's research, engagement, and education. In a wide-ranging interview, Ambassador Bleich outlines the JBC vision, its values, goals, and aspirations, and addresses the spectrum of challenges and opportunities Australia and the United States confront in the digital age. From the impacts of automation, Artificial Intelligence, 5G & Blockchain, to the need to reinvigorate good governance, democratic participation, civil society and industry collaboration, and community and individual level empowerment, this timely and important discussion is not to be missed.


Prepare for a Long Battle against Deepfakes - KDnuggets

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When Stephen Hawking warned of the dangers of Artificial Intelligence in 2015, his concerns were about the Superhuman AI that would pose an existential risk to humanity. But in recent years, much more imminent danger of AI has emerged that even a genius like Hawking could not have predicted. Deepfakes depict people in videos they never appeared in, saying things they never said and doing things they never really did. Some of the harmless ones have the actor Nicolas Cage's face superimposed on his Hollywood's peers while the more serious and dangerous ones target politicians like the US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Deeptrace, a cybersecurity startup based in Amsterdam found 14,698 deepfakes in June and July, an 84% increase since December of 2018 when the number of AI-manipulated videos was 7,964.


Saving the world one algorithm at a time The Age of A.I.

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Many say that human beings have destroyed our planet. Because of this these people are endeavoring to save it through the help of artificial intelligence. Famine, animal extinction, and war may all be preventable one day with the help of technology. The Age of A.I. is a 8 part documentary series hosted by Robert Downey Jr. covering the ways Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and Neural Networks will change the world. You choose -- watch all episodes uninterrupted with YouTube Premium now, or wait to watch new episodes free with ads.


How AI faces are being weaponized online

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As an activist, Nandini Jammi has become accustomed to getting harassed online, often by faceless social media accounts. But this time was different: a menacing tweet was sent her way from an account with a profile picture of a woman with blonde hair and a beaming smile. The woman went only by a first name, "Jessica," and her short Twitter biography read: "If you are a bully I will fight you." In her tweet sent to Jammi last July, she said: "why haven't you cleaned your info from Adult Friend Finder? It's only been three years."


A Decade Of Change: How Tech Evolved In The 2010s And What's In Store For The 2020s

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Significant technological advancements and societal shifts occurred during the 2010's decade. Yet many of these developments became so quickly engrained in our daily lives that they often went relatively unnoticed, and their impact all but forgotten. Over this next decade, the 2020s, we expect similar rapid and meaningful advancements to occur. Moore's law suggests that over a 10-year period, semiconductors will advance by 32 times, bringing about mesmerizing innovation in the digital age that should not only change technology but society as well. In this piece, we review the technological advancements over the last decade and anticipate what revolutionary changes may be in store for us over the next 10 years.


The real test of an AI machine is when it can admit to not knowing something John Naughton

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On Wednesday the European Commission launched a blizzard of proposals and policy papers under the general umbrella of "shaping Europe's digital future". The documents released included: a report on the safety and liability implications of artificial intelligence, the internet of things and robotics; a paper outlining the EU's strategy for data; and a white paper on "excellence and trust" in artificial intelligence. In their general tenor, the documents evoke the blend of technocracy, democratic piety and ambitiousness that is the hallmark of EU communications. That said, it is also the case that in terms of doing anything to get tech companies under some kind of control, the European Commission is the only game in town. In a nice coincidence, the policy blitz came exactly 24 hours after Mark Zuckerberg, supreme leader of Facebook, accompanied by his bag-carrier – a guy called Nicholas Clegg who looked vaguely familiar – had called on the commission graciously to explain to its officials the correct way to regulate tech companies.