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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

Here’s How Amazon Alexa Will Recognize When You’re Frustrated

 Originally published in OneZero, Sept 27, 2019 OneZero spoke to Rohit Prasad, chief scientist for Alexa, about the new tone-detecting feature. Amazon knows that Alexa doesn’t get everything right, so the virtual personal assistant is picking up...

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...

8 Things That Algorithms Can Do Better Than Humans

 We humans like to think that we are at the top of the evolutionary hierarchy. However, it is increasingly becoming clear that algorithms can execute some tasks better and more judiciously than humans can, or ever will...

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...

Industrial Asset Optimization: Connecting Machines Directly with Data Scientists

 For more from this author, attend his virtual presentation, Industrial Asset Optimization:  Machine-to-Cloud/Edge Analytics, at Predictive Analytics World for Industry 4.0, May 31-June 4, 2020.  For industrial firms to realize the benefits promised by embracing Industry 4.0,...

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