Orlando police once again ditch Amazon’s facial recognition software

Orlando police once again ditch Amazon’s facial recognition software

113 ViewsAmazon’s controversial Rekognition platform, its artificial intelligence-powered facial recognition software, is no longer being used by Orlando law enforcement, ending the second attempt to use the technology in a pilot phase in central Florida. The reason: the city didn’t have the necessary equipment or bandwidth to get it properly running and never once was …

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Congressional testimony reveals some faults in Facebook’s digital currency plans

Congressional testimony reveals some faults in Facebook’s digital currency plans

107 ViewsAs Facebook continues to lay the foundation for getting some of the world’s largest payment processing and technology companies a seat at the global monetary policy table, the company faces significant obstacles to enacting its plans from both sides of the congressional aisle. In the second of what’s sure to be many (many many …

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This map tells you where police have partnered with Amazon’s Ring – CNET

This map tells you where police have partnered with Amazon’s Ring – CNET

72 ViewsThe Ring smart doorbell has a camera that shows who’s on your front step — and what’s happening out on the street as well. Chris Monroe/CNET More than 50 different police departments have partnered with Amazon’s Ring, so keeping track of all those relationships can be difficult. At least, until now: An organization has …

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How autonomous vehicles and hyperloop are scooting along

How autonomous vehicles and hyperloop are scooting along

68 ViewsCyrus Radfar is the founding partner at V1 Worldwide. More posts by this contributor Two years ago, Lime was a great addition to guacamole, rather than a sidewalk. The market wasn’t sure about car sharing and whether it had long-term viability. Now, with the acquisition of Drivy, Getaround is the largest car-sharing platform with …

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Elon Musk’s Neuralink looks to begin outfitting human brains with faster input and output starting next year

Elon Musk’s Neuralink looks to begin outfitting human brains with faster input and output starting next year

62 ViewsNeuralink, the Elon Musk-led startup that the multi-entrepreneur founded in 2017, is working on technology that’s based around ‘threads’ which it says can be implanted in human brains with much less potential impact to the surrounding brain tissue vs. what’s currently used for today’s brain-computer interfaces. “Most people don’t realize, we can solve that …

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What to expect from tomorrow’s antitrust hearing featuring big tech

What to expect from tomorrow’s antitrust hearing featuring big tech

68 ViewsTomorrow, representatives from Facebook, Google, Amazon and Apple will testify before Congress in the second hearing organized as part of the House Judiciary Committee’s antitrust investigation into the world’s largest technology companies. While the first hearing focused on the ways technology companies busted the traditional news business, this one promises to look at the …

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