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New Facial Recognition Tech Only Needs Your Eyes and Eyebrows

 Originally published in OneZero, May 7, 2020 You won’t be able to hide behind a mask The term “facial recognition” typically refers to technology that can identify your entire face. How that recognition happens can vary, and can include infrared or lidar technology. Either way, you need the geometry of a person’s entire face to

Research Summary: Health Care, Capabilities, and AI Assistive Technologies

 Originally published in MAIEI, May 3, 2020. The adoption of AI-enabled solutions in the healthcare industry has accelerated with the ongoing pandemic and while there are a lot of concerns raised, most quite aptly, there is a...

Want to Find a Misinformed Public? Facebook’s Already Done It

 Originally published in The Markup, April 23, 2020. While vowing to police COVID-19 misinformation on its platform, Facebook let advertisers target users interested in “pseudoscience.” Last week, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg wrote a post pledging to combat...

Specification Gaming: The Flip Side of AI Ingenuity

 Orginally published in Deep Mind, April 21, 2020. Specification gaming is a behaviour that satisfies the literal specification of an objective without achieving the intended outcome. We have all had experiences with specification gaming, even if not...

With Questionable Copyright Claim, Jay-Z Orders Deepfake Audio Parodies off YouTube.

 Originally published in Waxy, April 28, 2020 On Friday, I linked to several videos by Vocal Synthesis, a new YouTube channel dedicated to audio deepfakes — AI-generated speech that mimics human voices, synthesized from text by training...

Machine Learning Engineers Will Not Exist In 10 Years

 Originally published in Medium, April 28, 2020 The landscape is evolving quickly.  Machine Learning will transition to a commonplace part of every Software Engineer’s toolkit. In every field we get specialized roles in the early days, replaced...

Whole Foods is Reportedly Using a Heat Map to Track Stores at Risk of Unionization

 Originally published in The Verge, April 20, 2020 The heat map apparently uses more than two dozen different metrics to track which Whole Foods stores may unionize. The heat map focuses on monitoring three main areas: “external...

4 Steps to Ensure Your AI/Machine Learning System Survives COVID-19

 Originally published in KDNuggets, April, 2020. Many AI models rely on historical data to make predictions on future behavior. So, what happens when consumer behavior across the planet makes a 180 degree flip? Companies are quickly seeing...

AI is an Ideology, Not a Technology

 Originally published in Wired.com, March 15, 2020. At its core, “artificial intelligence” is a perilous belief that fails to recognize the agency of humans. A leading anxiety in both the technology and foreign policy worlds today is...

Exploring Gender Imbalance in AI: Numbers, Trends, and Discussions

 Originally pubished in Medium, March 13, 2020 March is Women’s History Month in the US, the UK and Australia, a time to honour women’s sometimes underrated contributions to society. According to the US National Women’s History Museum,...

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