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Facebook Will Pay $650 Million to Illinois Residents - Legal Reader


Facebook allegedly violated Illinois state law by using consumers' facial features to improve its photo-tagging software. Nearly one and a half million Illinois residents have filed claims to part of a $650 million privacy settlement offered by Facebook. According to NBC Chicago, the law firm responsible for the social media lawsuit said that 1.42 million Illinois residents have already filed claims. Eligible claimants could receive awards ranging between $200 and $400. The lawsuit, says NBC, alleged that Facebook broke Illinois' "strict biometric privacy law."

Chatbot & Messenger Marketing Course


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Part human, part machine: is Apple turning us all into cyborgs?

The Guardian

At the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic, Apple engineers embarked on a rare collaboration with Google. The goal was to build a system that could track individual interactions across an entire population, in an effort to get a head start on isolating potentially infectious carriers of a disease that, as the world was discovering, could be spread by asymptomatic patients. Delivered at breakneck pace, the resulting exposure notification tool has yet to prove its worth. The NHS Covid-19 app uses it, as do others around the world. But lockdowns make interactions rare, limiting the tool's usefulness, while in a country with uncontrolled spread, it isn't powerful enough to keep the R number low. In the Goldilocks zone, when conditions are just right, it could save lives.

Which of these faces is real?

The Japan Times

These people may look familiar. They may look like users you've seen on Facebook, Twitter or Tinder, or maybe people whose product reviews you've read on Amazon. They look stunningly real at first glance, but they do not exist. They were born from the mind of a computer. There are now businesses that sell fake people.

Facebook using artificial intelligence to forecast COVID-19 spread in every U.S. county


State officials hope California's new 10 p.m. stay-at-home order will slow the spread of COVID-19, otherwise, another 10,000 San Diegans are projected to contract the virus in the next 10 days. That's according to a new county-by-county forecast from Facebook, which rolled out the prediction software last month. Facebook projects L.A. County will see the second-largest increase in cases in the country by November 30. San Diego County is projected to add the 15th most cases, reaching a total of 78,594 infections by Nov. 30. The two-week forecast was released before Governor Gavin Newsom announced enhanced restrictions.

Software 2.0: The Software That Writes Itself & How Kotlin Is Ushering This New Wave


"Neural networks represent the beginning of a fundamental shift in how we write software. The current coding paradigms nudge developers to write code using restrictive machine learning libraries that can learn, or explicitly programmed to do a specific job. But, we are witnessing a tectonic shift towards automation even in the coding department. So far, code was used to automate jobs now there is a requirement for code that can write itself adapting to various jobs. This is software 2.0 where software writes on its own and thanks to machine learning; this is now a reality. Differentiable programming especially, believes the AI team at Facebook, is key to building tools that can help build ML tools. To enable this, the team has picked Kotlin language. Kotlin was developed by JetBrains and is popular with the Android developers. Its rise in popularity is a close second to Swift. Kotlin has many similarities with Python syntax, and it was designed as a substitute for Java.

Top 8 Initiatives By Large Tech Firms To Ensure Fairness in AI


Artificial intelligence is growing at a rapid pace to the point where it is making important decisions for us. While this can be beneficial in some ways, AI algorithms which discriminate or have a bias in the decision-making process can result in unprecedented repercussions for individuals or sections of society. Algorithms are, in the end, developed by human beings, and humans come with biases which can reflect in algorithms. This has happened in the past. As the tech enterprises developing these algorithms come under fire, many are taking initiatives to address the issue.

Facebook: AI software eliminated 95% of hate speech


"A central focus of Facebook's AI efforts is deploying cutting-edge machine learning technology to protect people from harmful content," Schroepfer said. Facebook has taken pains to get up to speed on machine learning, where algorithms improve automatically through experience, to complement the thousands of content moderators it employs worldwide to police posts, photos and videos get shared on its platforms. But that hasn't stopped withering criticism over the ability of Facebook, Twitter Inc. TWTR, 2.43%, Alphabet Inc.'s GOOGL, -1.26% GOOG, -1.23% YouTube, and TikTok to keep a lid on racial slurs and religious attacks, especially in an overheated election year. In its briefing Thursday, Facebook said it has deployed two new AI technologies: "Reinforced Integrity Optimizer," which learns from real online examples and metrics instead of an offline dataset, and "Linformer," which lets the company use complex language understanding models that were previously too large and unwieldly to work on a wide scale. Facebook said it has also developed a new tool to detect deepfakes, computer-generated videos that appear to be real.

Cracking the Facebook's Machine Learning SWE Interview.


To cover the complete interview process, I have divided this post into separate events based on the timeline. This will help you to evaluate the process and preparation time required for each stage of the interview better. If you are looking to interview for a similar position, it is important to evaluate the profiles which get picked for the interview process. Now, I don't know exactly how my profile stood in the pool of candidates, but I am sharing my resume as a sample profile that got picked for such interviews. As you can see, I had completed 4 years of my Ph.D. by this time, publishing majorly in the areas of Machine Learning, Data Visualization, and Computer Vision.

Facebook & Its Tumultuous Relationship With AI-Based Content Moderation


During a press meet recently, a Facebook spokesperson said that the social media giant would be redoubling its efforts to counter'harmful content' on its platform using artificial intelligence. Reportedly, Ryan Barnes, the Facebook Product Manager of Community Integrity, said that the company would use AI to prioritise harmful content. This move is targeting at helping its over 15,000 human reviewers and moderators in dealing with reported contents. Barnes said during the press interaction, "We want to make sure we're getting to the worst of the worst, prioritising real-world imminent harm above all." With that being said, there have been numerous attempts in the past to bring AI into the content moderation process on Facebook's platforms. However, not all of them have met with success.