Amazon Facial Recognition Falsely Identified 27 Pro Athletes As Criminals

Amazon Facial Recognition Falsely Identified 27 Pro Athletes As Criminals By John Vibes Police and government agencies are becoming increasingly reliant on facial recognition software to hunt for suspects, despite the fact that this technology is notorious for falsely identifying innocent people as criminals. In one of the most recent cases, Amazon’s facial recognition technology falsely identified 27 different professional athletes as criminals. While it may be true that professional football players have been known to get in trouble from time to time, this is obviously a failure of the…

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PBS NOVA’s, “Look Who’s Driving” Reports Why We Should Still Be Terrified of Automated Vehicles

PBS NOVA’s, “Look Who’s Driving” Reports Why We Should Still Be Terrified of Automated Vehicles By B.N. Frank No matter how you feel about Automated Vehicles, this NOVA video is worth watching. Look Who’s Driving Season 46 Episode 19 | 53m 21s After years of anticipation, autonomous vehicles are now being tested on public roads around the world. As ambitious innovators race to develop what they see as the next high-tech pot of gold, some experts warn there are still daunting challenges ahead, including how to train artificial intelligence to…

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With Little Fanfare, William Barr Formally Announces Orwellian Pre-Crime Program

With Little Fanfare, William Barr Formally Announces Orwellian Pre-Crime Program By Whitney Webb Last Wednesday, U.S. Attorney General William Barr issued a memorandum to all U.S. attorneys, law enforcement agencies and top ranking Justice Department officials announcing the imminent implementation of a new “national disruption and early engagement program” aimed at detecting potential mass shooters before they commit any crime. Per the memorandum, Barr has “directed the Department [of Justice] and the FBI to lead an effort to refine our ability to identify, assess and engage potential mass shooters before…

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U.S. Military Seeks A.I. “Quarterback” to Call Plays for The Internet of Battlefield Things

U.S. Military Seeks A.I. “Quarterback” to Call Plays for The Internet of Battlefield Things By Nicholas West Similar to its civilian counterpart, The Internet of Things, the military has been trying to increase the integration between physical objects, data collection, data analysis and autonomous decision making into The Internet of Battlefield Things. Several years ago, the Army issued a solicitation that summarized what they were seeking: The ability of the Army to understand, predict, adapt, and exploit the vast array of internetworked things that will be present of the future…

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Stake-out at the Steakhouse: Outback Says They Are Installing A.I. Tech to Improve Customer Service

Stake-out at the Steakhouse: Outback Says They Are Installing A.I. Tech to Improve Customer Service By B.N. Frank According to one survey, 82% of Americans think Artificial Intelligence (AI) is more harmful than helpful.  The company that owns the Outback Steakhouse chain either doesn’t know this or doesn’t care. From CNBC: The next Outback Steakhouse you walk into could be more similar to an Amazon Go store than you would think. […] Cameras, discreetly placed in the lobby, capture hosts, waiters and customers and analyze their interactions to improve customer…

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Have You Ever Heard of The Prometheus Project?

Have You Ever Heard of The Prometheus Project? Activist Post How much longer will it be where we compare the daily news to “something out of dystopian science fiction” and instead admit that it’s already our reality? The merger of human and machine is a dream long in the making, as well as the centralized management of behavior, and it’s clearly starting to bear fruit. Melissa Dykes of Truthstream Media discusses a book called The Prometheus Project published in 1969 by physics professor Gerald Feinberg.  His background is interesting in…

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“Dramatic Change” Ahead: Robots Are Coming For 200,000 US Banking Jobs

“Dramatic Change” Ahead: Robots Are Coming For 200,000 US Banking Jobs By Tyler Durden A new report by Wells Fargo & Co., warns that nearly 200,000 US banking jobs are at risk of being displaced by robots. As we’ve explained in the past, accelerating technological advances in automation, artificial intelligence, and machine learning have the potential to reshape the world in the 2020s through 2030. The collision of these forces could trigger economic disruption far greater than what was seen in the early 20th century. Across the financial industry, a…

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Watch as New WiFi Method Sees Through Walls and Identifies People from Video Footage

Watch as New WiFi Method Sees Through Walls and Identifies People from Video Footage By Kevin Samson Several years ago, I wrote an article titled “How WiFi Will Be Used to Erase Civil Liberties.”  At that time, announcements in the UK and in New York City demonstrated that governments had been working with private corporations to blanket entire cities with WiFi connectivity. Now that 5G is rolling out to far wider audiences, WiFi has only become more pervasive and, with it, the surveillance capabilities of this technology. Methods that can…

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ATLAS Video Shows Massive Evolution in DARPA’s Humanoid Robot

ATLAS Video Shows Massive Evolution in DARPA’s Humanoid Robot By Activist Post As most readers of Activist Post know, we have been chronicling the evolution of humanoid robots for years. Jason Bermas breaks down the latest developments with one robot in particular that we previously highlighted – ATLAS – brought to us by DARPA through Boston Dynamics. ATLAS has now broken free from its formerly tethered state from just a couple of years ago and is now flipping through the air and moving like a gymnast. As Jason states, even…

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Google And NASA Create Most Powerful Quantum Computer Ever! Or Did They?

Google And NASA Create Most Powerful Quantum Computer Ever! Or Did They? By Jason Bermas Supposedly private companies continue to work very closely with governments – quantum computing is a perfect example. It goes way beyond some of the surface-level stories about media bias and algorithmic censorship of certain voices online. The military applications for new levels of artificial intelligence driven by quantum computing could be the next level.  Jason Bermas looks at some of Google’s latest claims and whether this is real or maybe just a publicity stunt… …

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