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How can we avoid coded bias in facial recognition tech?

Artificial intelligence researcher Joy Buolamwini explains why we should question the technology......»»

Category: hdrSource:  bbcMay 4th, 2021

Facebook is reportedly trying to analyze encrypted data without decrypting it

The social networking giant confirmed as much to The Information (paywalled), and is apparently one of several tech companies interested in a field known as homomorphic encryption. Outside experts told the publication that Facebook could be intereste.....»»

Category: topSource:  techspotRelated News5 hr. 47 min. ago

Give Amazon your palm print and receive $10 in credit

When Amazon One launched in September 2020, only two Amazon Go stores in Seattle were using this technology. Since then, the tech giant has expanded its contactless technology to multiple Amazon Go, Go Grocery, Books, 4-star, Whole Foods Market and P.....»»

Category: topSource:  techspotRelated News5 hr. 47 min. ago

Rufus hits version 3.15, introduces several fixes

Rufus is a must in every tech enthusiast's toolkit. It's one of the best applications for creating bootable USB drives thanks to its simplicity and ease of use......»»

Category: topSource:  techspotRelated News5 hr. 47 min. ago

Mapping the cellular circuits behind spitting

For over a decade, researchers have known that the roundworm Caenorhabditis elegans can detect and avoid short-wavelength light, despite lacking eyes and the light-absorbing molecules required for sight. As a graduate student in the Horvitz lab, Nikh.....»»

Category: topSource:  informationweekRelated News8 hr. 47 min. ago

Retired EV power batteries might be a solution for insufficient charging facilities

The deployment of EV power charging facilities in Taiwan is not yet sufficient, in order to meet the demand for the fast-growing development of electric vehicles (EVs). Kim Tsai, chairman for the Taiwan E-intelligent Vehicle & Green Energy Tech Assoc.....»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesRelated News19 hr. 48 min. ago

Retried EV power batteries might be a solution for insufficient charging facilities

The deployment of EV power charging facilities in Taiwan is not yet sufficient, in order to meet the demand for the fast-growing development of electric vehicles (EVs). Kim Tsai, chairman for the Taiwan E-intelligent Vehicle & Green Energy Tech Assoc.....»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesRelated News21 hr. 20 min. ago

Mobility trends: Q&A with tech venture specialist Vitaly M Golomb

Vitaly M Golomb is a technology investment banker with over 20 years of experience on all sides of the table as a venture-backed CEO, venture capitalist, M&A, and financing advisor. Golomb, who hosts a popular podcast on mobility, will be the host of.....»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesRelated News21 hr. 20 min. ago

The Push For a "PBS For the Internet"

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Axios: The concept of a new media ecosystem that's non-profit, publicly funded and tech-infused is drawing interest in policy circles as a way to shift the power dynamics in today's information wars. Revamping.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsAug 2nd, 2021

How Google Quietly Funds Europe"s Leading Tech Policy Institutes

Google has provided tens of millions of pounds of funding to academics investigating issues closely related to its business model. From a report: A recent scientific paper proposed that, like Big Tobacco in the Seventies, Big Tech thrives on creating.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsAug 2nd, 2021

All-electric 2022 Audi e-tron GT and RS e-tron GT provide a pop of tech in understated packaging

Luxury, technology and a whole lot of flash often go hand in hand. In the age of space-faring billionaires, we all expect the latest wiz-bang gadget to look like something from the future, right? Not in Audi’s view. The 2022 Audi e-tron GT and.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsAug 2nd, 2021

Element Ventures pulls in $130M to double-down on the fintech enterprise trend

With the rise of Open Banking, PSD2 Regulation, insurtech and the whole, general fintech boom, tech investors have realized there is an increasing place for dedicated funds which double down on this ongoing movement. When you look at the rise of bank.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsAug 2nd, 2021

Tech leaders can be the secret weapon for supercharging ESG goals

Over the past few years, we have seen an uptick in organizations setting long-term sustainability goals. However, CEOs and CSOs typically forecast these often long-term and aspirational goals. Jeff Sternberg Contributor.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsAug 2nd, 2021

Tracking The NYC Subway Using FPGAs

Using tech to do the important things, like avoid waiting around a subway station for 20 minutes The post Tracking The NYC Subway Using FPGAs appeared first on Make: DIY Projects and Ideas for Makers......»»

Category: topSource:  maezineRelated NewsAug 2nd, 2021

Element Ventures pulls in $130M to double-down on the FinTech enterprise trend

With the rise of Open Banking, Psd2 Regulation, InsurTech, and the whole, general Fintech boom, tech investors have realized that there is an increasing place for dedicated funds which double down on this ongoing movement. When you look at the rise o.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsAug 2nd, 2021

Newtopia closes first fund of $50M to invest in LatAm startups

Early-stage venture capital fund Newtopia VC launched Monday with $50 million to invest in tech startups based in Latin America. Early-stage venture capital fund Newtopia VC launched Monday with $50 million to invest in tech startups based.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsAug 2nd, 2021

Banned Chinese Facial Recognition Technology Was Used in Search for US Protesters

Some protesters in Minnesota set a fire last year. But then the surveillance footage from that day "set off a nearly yearlong, international manhunt...involving multiple federal agencies and Mexican police. The pursuit also involved a facial recognit.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsAug 2nd, 2021

Unicorns are ready for a haircut

The digitization of your haircut may not have been on your 2020 bucket list, but 2021 has an even more surprising line item: Tech-powered barbershops are now a business proposition valued at nearly a billion dollars. Squire is a back-end barbershop m.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsAug 1st, 2021

Big tech companies are at war with employees over remote work

CEOs want workers back at their desks. Employees and the virus have other plans. Enlarge / Apple offices in northern California. (credit: Apple) All across the United States, the leaders at large tech companies like Apple, Google, and Facebook.....»»

Category: topSource:  pcmagRelated NewsAug 1st, 2021

Best cheap video doorbell deals for August 2021

As smart home tech has taken hold in the U.S., video doorbells are one of the most popular devices for homes......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsAug 1st, 2021

Best cheap Samsung deals for August 2021

Samsung has been a leader in high-quality tech for decades. Check out all of the Samsung deals......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsAug 1st, 2021