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A new research paper outlines how @oppo intends to venture into #6G. @OPPOSouthAfrica https://t.co/sRF0i9taHH— ITWeb News Publication (@ITWeb) July 15, 2021 Oppo has outlined its intention to venture into 6G, as part of the Chinese multinational telco’s future plans to create next-generation communications offerings. The phone maker’s research arm, the Oppo Research Institute in Shenzhen, has...
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Apple Podcasts Preview https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/whats-in-a-voice/id1523584878?i=1000518953755 And we speak with a father who thinks scam artists may have used artificial intelligence to capture the essence of his son’s voice. pic.twitter.com/eAPVMdOZfg— MIT Technology Review (@techreview) May 11, 2021 Synthetic voice technologies are increasingly passing as human. But today’s voice assistants are still a far cry from the hyper-intelligent thinking...
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https://twitter.com/ReclaimYourFace/status/1383024311192186880?s=20 This week, 61 Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) from across the political spectrum, including representatives of the Greens, the Left, Renew Europe, the Socialists & Democrats (S&D) and the Identity & Democracy (ID) groups raised their voices in agreement with the Reclaim Your Face campaign. They wrote not one, but two powerful letters, which made their...
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Source: Nature WORLD VIEW, 06 APRIL 2021 https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-021-00868-5 Kate Crawford During the pandemic, technology companies have been pitching their emotion-recognition software for monitoring workers and even children remotely. Take, for example, a system named 4 Little Trees. Developed in Hong Kong, the program claims to assess children’s emotions while they do classwork. It maps facial features...
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Bakardjieva Engelbrekt A, Leijon K, Michalski A, et al. What Does the Technological Shift Have in Store for the EU? Opportunities and Pitfalls for European Societies The European Union and the Technology Shift. 2021 Feb:1-25. Abstract This introductory chapter sheds light on the opportunities and challenges that the digital era has in store for the...
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Imoize AL, Adedeji O, Tandiya N, Shetty S. 6G Enabled Smart Infrastructure for Sustainable Society: Opportunities, Challenges, and Research Roadmap. Sensors (Basel, Switzerland). 2021 Mar;21(5). DOI: 10.3390/s21051709. Abstract The 5G wireless communication network is currently faced with the challenge of limited data speed exacerbated by the proliferation of billions of data-intensive applications. To address this...
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Source: https://medicalethicshealthpolicy.med.upenn.edu/in-the-news/the-military-is-funding-ethicists-to-keep-its-brain-enhancement-experiments-in-check April 1, 2021 From Future Human: The military has long been interested in what medical ethicist Jonathan Moreno calls “the whole supersoldier business” — using technology to produce bionically or pharmaceutically superior warfighters. Moreno, a professor at the University of Pennsylvania, is interested too. Specifically, in one question that keeps gnawing at him: How...
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Image: SpaceX on Unsplash Our March 2021 Newsletter: https://mailchi.mp/emfsa/satellite-webinar-april “For the Safer Use of Technology”
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As the world’s militaries rush to win the AI race, organizations are raising their voices in opposition. https://interestingengineering.com/ethics-of-robotic-warfare-and-autonomous-weapons By Eric James Beyer, Mar 16, 2021 While on patrol in the mountains of Afghanistan in 2004, former US Army Ranger Paul Scharre spotted a girl of about five years old walking curiously close to his sniper team...
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https://arxiv.org/abs/2102.01265 [Submitted on 2 Feb 2021] The Limits of Global Inclusion in AI Development Alan Chan, Chinasa T. Okolo, Zachary Terner, Angelina Wang Those best-positioned to profit from the proliferation of artificial intelligence (AI) systems are those with the most economic power. Extant global inequality has motivated Western institutions to involve more diverse groups in the development and...
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