Congress: “It’s time for a time out” on facial recognition

The potential use of real-time facial recognition technology, paired with the tens of millions of surveillance cameras that already exist in the US, amounts to a “1984 George Orwell scenario that I think troubles us all,” Republican Rep. Jim Jordan of Ohio warned at a congressional hearing Wednesday.  Jordan and other members of the House Oversight Committee heard from experts on the technology and advocates for its regulation. While Jordan…

May 22, 2019
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What is OpCX? Forging emotional connections with customers. Tread carefully

Special feature Turning Big Data into Business Insights Businesses are good at collecting data, and the Internet of Things is taking it to the next level. But, the most advanced organizations are using it to power digital transformation. Read More Customer experience software needs to meld with operations if companies are going to make emotional connections to customers via data, according to a Deloitte report. Deloitte Digital’s survey floats an…

May 22, 2019
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IBM launches Watson tools for agriculture

IBM is hoping Watson can improve the future of food and crop years as it launched a global version of its cognitive tools for agriculture. special feature Managing AI and ML in the Enterprise The AI and ML deployments are well underway, but for CXOs the biggest issue will be managing these initiatives, and figuring out where the data science team fits in and what algorithms to buy versus build….

May 22, 2019
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USPS to test self-driving truck deliveries

TuSimple The US Postal Service is working with a self-driving truck company to test autonomous mail deliveries along a key route in the Southwest. Over two weeks, autonomous trucks from the startup TuSimple will perform five round trips between the USPS’s distribution centers in Phoenix, Arizona and Dallas, Texas.  Founded in 2015, TuSimple is already operating self-driving trucks out of Tucson, Arizona as it develops commercial-ready Level autonomous driving technology…

May 21, 2019
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Avast Talks AI at Infosecurity Mexico 2019 | Avast

Chess Guru Garry Kasparov and Avast Head of AI Rajarshi Gupta discuss the responsible use of AI at this month’s Infosecurity Mexico. Artificial intelligence is everywhere today – and so are questions about its ethical use and cybersecurity risk. At this year’s Infosecurity Mexico, Avast brings two great thinkers to discuss this fascinating topic. 

May 17, 2019
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Report slams police for using “garbage” data with facial recognition tools

In the absence of any rules limiting what images US law enforcement can use with facial recognition systems to track down suspects, police are at times relying on “garbage” data, a new report says. That includes forensic sketches, low-quality surveillance camera stills, social media photos with filters, computer-generated composite images — and even, in some cases, pictures of a suspect’s celebrity doppelgänger. “The stakes are too high in criminal investigations…

May 17, 2019
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IBM updates Watson Studio

IBM has updated Watson Studio, the data science and machine learning platform that helps you build, train and deploy AI models. With the ability to tap into on-premise data repositories and deploy models to local data centers or in the cloud, the continued investments in Watson Studio are part of IBM’s effort to cater to the enterprise’s hybrid and multi-cloud needs.  Watson Studio 2.0 includes a range of new features,…

May 16, 2019
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How Twilio SendGrid uses machine learning to thwart phishing attacks

When cloud communications provider Twilio acquired SendGrid for $2 billion to add email to its platform, the company more than doubled its customer base and also became a behind-the-scenes player in the corporate battle against phishing.  Phishing has been around since email’s early days, but due to increasing sophistication, the method still poses a significant threat to business networks. According to some estimates, phishing attacks cost businesses an average of $1.6…

May 15, 2019
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