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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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Co-produced by Data & Society and Public Books, “Becoming Data” is the third season of of Public Books 101, a podcast that turns a scholarly eye towards a world worth studying. https://datasociety.net/library/trailer-becoming-data/ The first episode premieres Monday, May 17, 2021. https://datasociety.simplecast.com/episodes/becoming-data-trailer In the podcast series, Natalie Kerby of Data & Society asks her guests: How...
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Our smartphones are sharing data every four and a half minutes, according to research from Trinity College Dublin. Telemetry, automated recording and transmission of data from Apple and Android devices back to these company’s servers is going on even if the phone is only used to make calls. Professor Douglas Leith explains that even when...
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2021-03-20 Source: http://www.ecns.cn/news/2021-03-20/detail-ihaitayy1353910.shtml Digital economy to be major driving force during 14th Five-Year Plan period China is pushing forward the use of informatization within the 14th Five-Year Plan period (2021-25) with 6G technologies being a top priority, as the country boosts development of the digital economy as a new economic driver, government officials and industry...
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Algorithms are meaningless without good data. The public can exploit that to demand change. Source: https://www.technologyreview.com/2021/03/05/1020376/resist-big-tech-surveillance-data/ by Karen Hao, March 5, 2021 Every day, your life leaves a trail of digital breadcrumbs that tech giants use to track you. You send an email, order some food, stream a show. They get back valuable packets of...
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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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The largest ever study of facial-recognition data shows how much the rise of deep learning has fueled a loss of privacy. by Karen Hao February 5, 2021 In 1964, mathematician and computer scientist Woodrow Bledsoe first attempted the task of matching suspects’ faces to mugshots. He measured out the distances between different facial features in printed photographs and...
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In this first episode of City Surveillance Watch, a new limited podcast series, Kate Kaye explores the inherent dichotomy of data-hungry technologies that can be considered forms of surveillance. By Kate Kaye Published  Jan. 11, 2021 When does a smart city become an overly-surveilled city? In this first episode of City Surveillance Watch,a limited podcast series from...
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Source: Reuters https://www.reuters.com/article/us-ethiopia-african-union-cyber-exclusiv/exclusive-suspected-chinese-hackers-stole-camera-footage-from-african-union-memo-idUSKBN28Q1DB DECEMBER 16, 2020 WASHINGTON (Reuters) – As diplomats gathered at the African Union’s headquarters earlier this year to prepare for its annual leaders’ summit, employees of the international organization made a disturbing discovery. Someone was stealing footage from their own security cameras. Acting on a tip from Japanese cyber researchers, the African...
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Source: https://www.eetimes.com/putting-the-heat-on-5g-networks-energy-dilemma/ By John Walko  12.18.2020 Some good news emerged earlier this month regarding 5G networks. Nokia and Telefonica have been monitoring various different load traffic scenarios, measuring the energy consumed per Mbps in the radio access network (RAN). They now report that it is “up to” 90% more efficient than with legacy 4G networks. That’s important...
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