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AI named after V For Vendetta masks protects photos from being gathered by facial recognition apps

Daily Mail - Science & tech

Clearview AI is just one of many facial recognition firms scraping billions of online images to create a massive database for purchase – but a new program could block their efforts. Researchers designed an image clocking tool that makes subtle pixel-level changes that distort pictures enough so they cannot be used by online scrapers – and claims it is 100 percent effective. Named in honor of the'V for Vendetta' mask, Fawkes is an algorithm and software combination that'cloaks' an image to trick systems, which is like adding an invisible mask to your face. These altered pictures teach technologies a distorted version of the subject and when presented with an'uncloaked' form, the scraping app fails to recognize the individual. 'It might surprise some to learn that we started the Fawkes project a while before the New York Times article that profiled Clearview.ai in February 2020,' researchers from the SANLab at University of Chicago shared in a statement.


Intellivision video game system reboot delayed amid coronavirus pandemic, now due in April 2021

USATODAY - Tech Top Stories

A delay in the arrival of the rebooted Intellivision video game console. The Intellivision Amico, the modern reboot of the iconic Intellivision video game console, which had been scheduled to hit the market Oct. 10, now is scheduled for release April 15, 2021. Because of production challenges during the pandemic, the company decided to push back the system's launch. Not to do so would have compromised quality assurance, said Intellivision Entertainment CEO Tommy Tallarico during an online event Wednesday. "Ultimately our date is going to be determined by specific quality criteria that the team has defined and not a moment before," he said.


Uncharted Waters: Maritime Blazes a Trail with AI

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Whether shipping organizations work together with huge companies such as Microsoft and Google or one of the many new maritime startups (whose numbers have recently exploded with "more than $3.3 billion …invested in digital startups in the shipping and logistics sector") it appears that shipping is not just ripe for change anymore, it's changing. If you need more convincing, a recent Inmarsat survey of 125 global ship owners found that "ship owners are far more open to deploying IoT tools for analytic, management, and operational purposes than some other industries, including mining and agriculture" and "average expenditure per business on IoT based solutions will amount to $2.5 million over the next three years" while IDC tells us that "The DX (digital transformation) programs that will receive the most funding in 2018 are digital supply chain and logistics automation ($93 billion)". An industry that has often been described as "behind the times" is now proving itself to be quite the opposite. With this in mind, I ask several experts in shipping and maritime innovation and technology, representing both large organizations and startups, to share their thoughts on how they see AI impacting the shipping industry right now.


European Data Science Salary Report 2020 Key Insights » Big Cloud Big Cloud

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We've most certainly learnt a thing or two about what makes a thorough and informative salary report since conducting our first salary survey in 2017. Our European Salary Report for 2020 has seen a response of more than one thousand participants which has enabled us to provide a truly data rich and comprehensive insight on what the Data Science market currently looks like. The top countries to provide responses to our survey during 2019 came from Germany, France, Switzerland, The Netherlands and The UK. Much like our 2019 survey, many respondents were Data Scientists, but we've also collected results from Data Engineers, Researchers, Machine Learning Engineers and C-Level professionals. This report covers a broad scope of professions in the European data science market at all levels.


How to Improve Computer Vision in AI Drones Using Image Annotation Services?

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The Autonomous flying drone uses the computer vision technology to hover in the air avoiding the objects to keep moving on the right path. Apart from security surveillance and Ariel view monitoring, AI drone is now used by online retail giant Amazon to deliver the products at customer's doorstep revolutionizing the transportation and delivery system by logistics and supply chain companies. Cogito and AWS SageMaker Ground Truth have partnered to accelerate your training data pipeline. We are organising a webinar to help you "Build High-Quality Training Data for Computer Vision and NLP Applications". After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.


The Latest AI Creation -- AI Daily - Artificial Intelligence News

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Artificial intelligence - enabling and sustainable digital workers with digital workers is an obvious trend for the 2020s. The industry is increasingly defined by its ability to use advanced computer technology to understand and improve business and customer experiences. I suppose you have heard this before, but the way it is defined today is in the field of computer science, which emphasises intelligent machines that work and react like humans. The point is that things are likely to become even more complex, as the use of artificial intelligence as an artist becomes more widespread, as machines can produce creative work better, and as the boundary between works of art made by humans and computers continues to blur. If machines are given large datasets of content from which to learn styles, they will become better and better at mimicking people.


Machine Learning with TensorFlow for Absolute Beginners - Part 1

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For starters, this article series is a joint effort by a team of three: One member on our team has a background in STEM (Richard Sarpong), and two of us don't (Ava Dobreva and Rafael Knuth). All three of us are new to TensorFlow, and we wanted to validate the hypothesis that TensorFlow is a big leap towards the democratization of AI. How do we prove this hypothesis? That being said, consider this article a documented learning journey resulting from a series of experiments. However, we did not just jump onto the task and got it "somehow" done.


Planning law overhaul for England takes next step

BBC News

Sweeping changes to England's planning system will "cut red tape, but not standards," Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick has said. Under draft new laws, first revealed on Sunday, developers will be granted "automatic" permission to build homes and schools on sites for "growth". It follows Boris Johnson's pledge to "build back better" after coronavirus. But critics warn it could lead to "bad-quality housing" and loss of local control over development. Mr Johnson promised to speed up investment into homes and infrastructure in June to help the UK recover from the economic impact of coronavirus.


How physically taxing jobs can affect the brain

FOX News

Fox News Flash top headlines are here. Check out what's clicking on Foxnews.com. Physically taxing jobs can hinder one's cognitive health, potentially causing a person's brain to age faster and leave them with a poorer memory as they grow older, a new study suggests. In a study published in the Frontiers in Human Neuroscience in July, researchers surveyed nearly 100 cognitively healthy older adults between ages 60 and 80 years old in order to better understand how stress plays a role in how the human brain ages. Their analysis indicated that adults who reported having higher levels of physical stress in their most recent job were also people who had a smaller hippocampal volume and poorer memory performance. The hippocampus is commonly associated with memory.


Web Scraping for Machine Learning with SQL Database

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The Full Stack AI/ML Engineer toolkit needs to include web scraping, because it can improve predictions with new quality data. I thought, how can we angle "Web Scraping for Machine Learning", and I realized that Web Scraping should be essential to Data Scientists, Data Engineers and Machine Learning Engineers. The Full Stack AI/ML Engineer toolkit needs to include web scraping, because it can improve predictions with new quality data. Machine Learning inherently requires data, and we would be most comfortable, if we have as much high quality data as possible. But what about when the data you need is not available as a dataset?