New Google Street View Cameras Will Fuel AI Assistants
- Google via Wired
Sites are trying to crack down on awful content, but fakes just keep rising to the top.
The news: On Wednesday YouTube briefly put an inaccurate conspiracy video, claiming that a survivor of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas school shooting was an actor,… Read more
It’s inevitable that automation will put some people out of work—but our attention may be best focused on helping those individuals, not slowing the march of tech. So says a new report by the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation, a think… Read more
Every year since 2001 we’ve picked what we call the 10 Breakthrough Technologies. People often ask, what exactly do you mean by “breakthrough”? It’s a reasonable question—some of our picks haven’t yet reached widespread use, while others may be on the...Read the full story →
Malicious code hidden inside neural networks could hijack things like image recognition algorithms long after people start using them.
The situation: Image recognition AIs can be tricked quite easily, which raises the specter of, say, a cyberattack convincing… Read more
AIs have gotten better at holding a conversation, but tech firms are wary of rolling them out for fear of PR nightmares.
Machine learning can sniff out tell-tale signs of shady URLs so you don’t get phished.
The problem: The internet is riddled with websites set up for the sole purpose of stealing a user’s information or installing malware on a victim’s machine. Antivirus… Read more
Automakers and tech firms want high-definition maps to help robo-cars drive, but the best way to build them remains unclear. So says a new report from Bloomberg.
Two approaches: “One aims to create complete high-definition maps that will let the driverless… Read more
Attempts to lose weight more effectively by choosing food tailored to your genes may be a fruitless endeavor. So says an $8 million study into the concept.
The social network is working with economists to throw light on America’s widening income gap.