software

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.

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.

U.S. government limits exports of AI software

Posted in Business, Software on 5th Jan, 2020
by Alex Muller

The measure covers software that could be used by sensors, drones, and satellites to automate the process of identifying targets, a boon for industry, which feared a much broader crackdown on exports of AI hardware and software.

Google Brain’s AI achieves state-of-the-art text summarization performance

Posted in Business, Software on 28th Dec, 2019
by Alex Muller

state-of-the-art results in 12 summarization tasks spanning news, science, stories, instructions, emails, patents, and legislative bills, and that it shows “surprising” performance on low-resource summarization, surpassing previous top results on six data sets with only 1,000 examples.