From smart toasters to fitness collars for dogs, we live in a world where everything around us is gradually being connected to the internet and fitted with sensors so that we can interact with them online.
Global media tycoon Rupert Murdoch has announced his retirement as chairman of Fox and News Corp, making way for his son Lachlan. He has been demonised as a puppet master who would pull the strings of politicians behind the scenes, as a man with too much power. But what influence did he and his fellow media moguls really wield?
By Diana Baptista | Data Journalist
Digital rights groups in Brazil protested against Smart Sampa, a government program seeking to install 20,000 security cameras with facial recognition technology in São Paulo by 2024.
Using drones, the groups projected slogans like “No More Invasive Surveillance” and “Respect our Rights” on building walls. Continue reading
Film and television actors in the US came out on strike on July 14, causing Hollywood productions to shut down. The action has also had an impact on US films shooting in the UK: director Tim Burton’s Beetlejuice 2 has “paused” and the production of Deadpool 3, filming at Pinewood Studios with stars Ryan Reynolds and Hugh Jackman, has been stood down.
The dispute is about remuneration for actors, very few of whom enjoy the high income of Hollywood stars. But an additional argument between the union, SAG-AFTRA, and film producers is about the use of artificial intelligence (AI). Actors are fearful of the impact of AI on their careers.
April 20, 2023 /Technology/ –Crowdsourcing is the process of obtaining information or services from a large group of people, typically via the internet. Crowdsourcing is a powerful tool that can be used to ensure that AI systems are accurate, unbiased, and meet the needs of the people who will be using them. There are a number of ways that organizations are using crowdsourcing to achieve these goals.
One way that organizations are using crowdsourcing is to collect data. This data can be used to train AI systems to perform tasks such as facial recognition, speech recognition, and language translation. Crowdsourcing can be used to collect a wide variety of data, including images, text, and audio. This data can be collected from a large number of people, which helps to ensure that the data is accurate and representative of the real world.