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London Cops Will Use Facial Recognition to Hunt Suspects

London Cops Will Use Facial Recognition to Hunt Suspects

There will soon be a new bobby on the beat in London: artificial intelligence. London’s Metropolitan Police said Friday that it will deploy facial recognition technology to find wanted criminals and missing persons. It said the technology will be deployed at “specific locations,” each with a “bespoke watch list” of wanted persons, mostly violent offenders. However, a spokesperson was unable...

Scraping the Web Is a Powerful Tool. Clearview AI Abused It

Scraping the Web Is a Powerful Tool. Clearview AI Abused It

The internet was designed to make information free and easy for anyone to access. But as the amount of personal information online has grown, so too have the risks. Last weekend, a nightmare scenario for many privacy advocates arrived. The New York Times revealed Clearview AI, a secretive surveillance company, was selling a facial recognition tool to law enforcement powered...

YouTube Trends: What Marketers Need to Know

YouTube Trends: What Marketers Need to Know

Do you use YouTube in your marketing? Wondering how often you should publish videos and what type of content works on YouTube? To explore the YouTube trends marketers need to know about, I interview Sean Cannell on the Social Media Marketing Podcast. Sean is a video marketing expert, host of the Think Marketing Podcast, and…

Rival accuses WestJet discount airline Swoop of predatory pricing with $1 fares

Rival accuses WestJet discount airline Swoop of predatory pricing with $1 fares

Swoop Airlines recently began selling 100,000 new seats for a base fare of $1 on existing routes. Tara Walton/The Canadian Press Swoop Airlines, the discount wing of WestJet Airlines Group, has embarked on an aggressive expansion, adding new flights and selling tickets for as low as $1, sparking new accusations of predatory pricing by a rival airline. The federal Competition...

Robotic Hybrid Heart Could End Lengthy Transplant Waiting Lists

Robotic Hybrid Heart Could End Transplant Waiting Lists

The heart is made using soft artificial muscles and sensors and then coated in lab-grown human tissue. Futuristic enough for ya? Scientists behind the heart have said they aim to try it on animals within three years, with plans to put one inside a human by 2028. The Hybrid Heart was thought up by Dutch scientists who hope it could...

Shared inbox startup Front raises $59 million round led by other tech CEOs

Shared inbox startup Front raises $59 million round led by other tech CEOs

Front is raising a $59 million Series C funding round. Interestingly, the startup hasn’t raised with a traditional VC firm leading the round. A handful of super business angels are investing directly in the productivity startup and leading the round. Business angels include Atlassian co-founder and co-CEO Mike Cannon-Brookes, Atlassian President Jay Simons, Okta co-founder and COO Frederic Kerrest, Qualtrics...

Data sharing is key to an AI-driven medical revolution

Data sharing is key to an AI-driven medical revolution

It is not often that one witnesses a transformational advance in medicine. But the application of artificial intelligence (AI) to improve the early detection of disease is exactly that. I was a co-author of the paper recently published in Nature showing that an AI system developed by Google was better at spotting breast tumors than doctors. Now, researchers in the...

Facebook speeds up AI training by culling the weak

Facebook speeds up AI training by culling the weak

Training an artificial intelligence agent to do something like navigate a complex 3D world is computationally expensive and time-consuming. In order to better create these potentially useful systems, Facebook engineers derived huge efficiency benefits from, essentially, leaving the slowest of the pack behind. It’s part of the company’s new focus on “embodied AI,” meaning machine learning systems that interact intelligently...

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