Clearview AI aims to have 100 billion facial images in its database within the year
The controversial facial recognition company tells investors this would be enough to ensure that “almost everyone in the world will be identifiable”
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“The U.S. Defense Department has a new office dedicated to advancing the use of AI throughout the military. Now the money from a $249 million blanket purchase agreement is starting to flow to several AI tech providers that also work with enterprises in other industries, including companies like Arthur that help monitor AI models to avoid bias and inaccuracy.” - Kate Kaye, Reporter Learn More from Protocol >
“The fact remains that AI is not as far advanced as it could be. The current AI algorithms are only able to imitate or copy information. For example, it can compose a sonata in the style of Debussy or replicate a poem by Pushkin, but it cannot infuse meaning or emotion into the composition.
AI can create, but it cannot be creative. This limitation holds back its usefulness in all aspects of daily life. Right now, artificial intelligence still relies heavily on human input to understand how to transfer a lesson from one data set to another.” - Alexander Tarasov, Author Learn More from Unite.AI >
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1/ Eric Schmidt, the former CEO of Google, launches a $125 million initiative called AI2050. This is a five-year commitment to support the people working on the tough problems that are critical to society in relation to AI. Learn More from Schmidt Futures >
2/ Computer scientists believe they have identified the founder of the QAnon movement thanks to the help of machine learning. Learn More from Engadget >
3/ The United States Marine Corps are leaning on machine learning and artificial intelligence to help with retention of its marines. Learn More from FedScoop >
4/ Texas is suing Meta (Facebook parent company) over the belief that the company illegally gathered facial recognition data of tens of millions residents over the past decade. Learn More from CNN >
5/ Controversial facial recognition company Clearview AI aims to have 100 billion facial images in its database within the year. They are telling investors this would be enough to ensure that “almost everyone in the world will be identifiable”. Learn More from The Washington Post >
6/ A new app uses machine learning to find your pets doppelgänger by comparing their photos against an archive of tens of thousands artworks. Learn More from Open Culture >
7/ Transportation company C.H. Robinson has partnered with Waymo as it begins to test the use of self-driving trucks. Learn More from Twin Cities Business >
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If you're curious in trying out a machine learning enabled product, I'd love to hear your feedback on, Heyday, a new app that I've been working on. Heyday is a browser extension that uses machine learning to boost your memory when you're browsing the web and doing research.
Here’s a piece that Fast Company wrote about Heyday this week.