AI

U.K.’s top cop calls for government to legislate police use of AI

Posted in Software on 25th Feb, 2020
by Alex Muller

Britain's most senior police officer on Monday called on the government to create a legal framework for police use of new technologies such as artificial intelligence.

U.S. Homeland Security has used facial recognition on over 43.7 million people

Posted in Software on 7th Feb, 2020
by Alex Muller

At undisclosed land borders, it helped to identify 252 people attempting to use a combined 75 U.S. travel documents (like passports and visas) belonging to someone else, about 7% (18) of which were under the age of 18 and 20% (46) of which had criminal records.

From Washington State to Washington, D.C., lawmakers rush to regulate facial recognition

Posted in Software on 20th Jan, 2020
by Alex Muller

In Washington, D.C. this week, the House Oversight and Reform Committee pledged to introduce legislation in the “very near future” that could regulate facial recognition use by law enforcement agencies in the U.S.

AI startups raised $18.5 billion in 2019, setting new funding record

Posted in Business, Software on 15th Jan, 2020
by Alex Muller

While overall U.S. venture capital funding dipped in 2019, the artificial intelligence sector bucked this trend by reaching a new annual high for money raised by startups.

Google Assistant passes 500 million users, will get longform reading and deeper smart home integration in 2020

Posted in Business, Online, Software on 9th Jan, 2020
by Alex Muller

Google Assistant is now used by 500 million monthly active users, and today Google is previewing features on the way in 2020 like a new voice that reads articles and web pages aloud to users with a more natural and humanlike voice.