Here’s How Facial Recognition Fails If Your Black

All people are created equal, but in the eyes of the algorithm, not all faces are just yet. A new study from MIT and Microsoft rearchers (pdf) is providing more evidence of exactly how bad facial-recognition software is at accurately identifying darker faces, especially when those faces belong to women. In a test to identify the sex of people from their faces, software...

We Still Don’t Know If SmartPhones Cause Cancer or Not

American scientists released two new major studies investigating whether or not there’s connection between cancer risk and cell phone use and the much-awaited answer is…*drumroll, please*…we still don’t really know anything for certain. The U.S.’s National Toxicology Program released the final results last week of two much-anticipated studies, one on mice and one on rats, which each exposed the animals to cell...

Facebook’s Algorithm Change Could Affect How Cops Speak to Citizens

Facebook has already become a critical communications tool for police and fire departments as well as local governments across the United States. Immediately after a 15-year-old started shooting a handgun inside his western Kentucky high school last week, the state’s police turned to Facebook to warn and inform the greater community. The first post was shared by users more than 6,000 times, and throughout...

Cryptocurreny Takes Blow To The Face After Facebook Ad Ban

Bitcoin skids to two-month low after Facebook ad ban unnerves investors Bitcoin, the world’s largest cryptocurrency, skidded 11 percent on Thursday to its lowest since late November, as a Facebook ban on cryptocurrency adverts and a growing regulatory backlash against the nascent market frightened investors. Thursday's drop to as low as $9,022 on the Luxembourg-based Bitstamp exchange left bitcoin trading at less...

Microsoft and LinkedIn: Is their marriage working?

It’s been just over a year since Microsoft swallowed the career networking site LinkedIn. That’s long enough to start asking: Was the $27 billion deal worth it? Critics warned at the time of the deal that Microsoft was overpaying for a declining business. Others argued that Microsoft’s largest-ever acquisition fit into a strategy of building up the company’s Office suite...

Jack Ma Says: It’s Up To Tech Giants To Protect The Human Race As AI will “Kill Many Jobs”

CEO of the Chinese online sales giant Alibaba Jack Ma has declared that "artificial intelligence and robots will kill many jobs". Voicing his bold opinions during a panel discussion at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Ma said that artificial intelligence (AI) is a threat to human beings and machines, and is going to replace huamns in jobs of the future. "The...

The Health Care World Order: The Big Names Behind A New Push

Three guys walk into a bar. They’re Warren Buffett, Amazon.com’s Jeff Bezos and JPMorgan Chase’s Jamie Dimon. They decide to transform the American health care system. That’s probably not how these three men decided to form a new company to address health care costs for their U.S. employees, and possibly for many more Americans. The three companies, with a combined...