IBM stops work on facial recognition over human rights concerns

By AI, artificial intelligence, arvind krishna, bias, engadget, facial recognition, Human Rights, ibm, News, privacy, racism, surveillance, tomorrow

The backlash to facial recognition among governments is extending to corporate heavyweights. IBM chief Arvind Krishna has sent a letter (via Axios and CNBC) to Congress revealing that the company has exited its “general purpose” facial recogni…

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IBM toolkit keeps data encrypted in iPhone and Mac apps while in use

By encryption, engadget, fhe, fully homomorphic encryption, gear, homomorphic, ibm, Internet, ios, iPad, iPadOS, iPhone, mac, macos, News, privacy, Security, video

It’s now more practical to keep data encrypted while you use it, provided you’re using an Apple device. IBM has released (via ZDNet) a toolkit that makes it easier to implement fully homomorphic encryption (FHE) in iOS and macOS apps. In theor…

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IBM shares AI tools to better understand and treat COVID-19

By cloud, coronavirus, covid-19, drugs, engadget, genomics, Healthcare, ibm, molecules, News, Research, sars-cov-2, testing, tomorrow, tools, treatment, White House

IBM wants to help researchers better understand and treat COVID-19. To do so, it’s putting its AI to work. It has released a series of new tools to aggregate data, help researchers explore potential therapies, advance the study of newly sequen…

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The Weather Channel brings localized COVID-19 updates to your phone

By Analytics, coronavirus, covid-19, dashboard, data, engadget, gear, graphs, ibm, Internet, local, medicine, Mobile, phone, Security, services, the weather channel, the weather company, trends, watson, world health organization

The Weather Channel and its parent company IBM (yep, who knew?) have teamed up to bring coronavirus data, maps and charts to your phone. They’re importing data from sources like the World Health Organization (WHO), and including info from reliable lo…

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IBM and Microsoft support the Vatican’s guidelines for ethical AI

By AI, brad-smith, Business, call for ai ethics, engadget, ethics, facial recognition, gear, guidelines, ibm, john kelly, Microsoft, pledge, pontificial academy, robots, rome, tomorrow, vatican

IBM and Microsoft have signed the Vatican’s “Rome Call for AI Ethics,” a pledge to develop artificial intelligence in a way that protects all people and the planet, Financial Times reports. Microsoft President Brad Smith and John Kelly, IBM’s executi…

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Coronavirus bursts Big Tech’s bubble

By at&t, bad password, badpassword, Business, China, coronavirus, covid-19, crowdstrike, cybersecurity, engadget, facebook, gadgetry, Gadgets, gear, ibm, infosec, Internet, medicine, Mobile, mwc, Opinion, personal computing, personalcomputing, rsaconference, San Francisco, Security, services, verizon

Virus enthusiasts from all over the world converged in San Francisco this week for America’s largest security event: RSA Conference 2020.

Before it began, fourteen companies withdrew from RSAC over concerns about the impending Coronavirus (COVID-19)…

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Hitting the Books: How police tech reinforces America’s racial segregation

By black software, charlton d mcilwain, column, engadget, hitting the books, hittingthebooks, ibm, law enforcement, oxford university press, politics, tomorrow

Welcome to Hitting the Books. With less than one in five Americans reading just for fun these days, we’ve done the hard work for you by scouring the internet for the most interesting, thought provoking books on science and technology we can find and…

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Weather Channel app uses Watson to tell you when flu season is coming

By AI, android, app, engadget, flu, gear, ibm, illness, ios, iPhone, machine learning, medicine, Mobile, sickness, the weather channel, the weather company, watson, weather channel

Are you the sort who grows wary around other people when flu season hits? You now have another tool in your (slightly anti-social) arsenal. The latest version of the Weather Channel app for Android and iOS now includes a Flu Insights feature…

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MIT-IBM developed a faster way to train video recognition AI

By AI, deep-learning, engadget, gear, ibm, ibm watson, Internet, machine learning, mit, Mobile, mobile devices, tomorrow, training, video recognition

Machine learning has given computers the ability to do things like identify faces and read medical scans. But when it’s tasked with interpreting videos and real-world events, the models that make machine learning possible become large and cumbersome….

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51 companies tell Congress it’s time to tackle data privacy

By Accenture, Amazon, at&t, comcast, congress, dell, engadget, gear, government, ibm, Internet, law, legislation, lenovo, motorola, politics, privacy, Qualcomm, Salesforce, sap

The corporate world isn’t waiting around for Congress to get started on tougher data privacy laws. A group of 51 CEOs from the Business Roundtable advocacy group, including tech companies like Amazon, AT&T, IBM, Motorola and Qualcomm, have sent a…

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Google, Intel and Microsoft form data protection consortium

By Alibaba, arm, Baidu, confidential computing consortium, engadget, gear, google, Google Cloud, ibm, intel, Internet, Linux Foundation, Microsoft, open source, personal computing, personalcomputing, Red Hat, Security, swisscom, Tencent

It’s common to secure data when its sitting put or flying to its destination, but not so much when you’re actually using it — there’s still a risk someone could peek at your content while you work. Industry heavyweights might help keep your info se…

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LA sues Weather Channel app owner over ‘fraudulent’ data use

By app, california, engadget, gear, ibm, Internet, lawsuit, locationdata, Mobile, Security, theweathercompany, weatherchannel, weatherchannelapp

Los Angeles’ city attorney has filed a lawsuit against the company behind The Weather Channel app, claiming the app didn’t adequately disclose to users how their location information would be used. The lawsuit calls The Weather Company’s practices “f…

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“The immaculate reception” and “the silo smasher”: A content playbook that works

By digiday, ibm, Sponsored

Content tagging, organization, versioning, etc.: They’re deeply unsexy topics. Time-consuming, dull —  the last thing anyone in the company wants to be thinking about. They’re also crucial. Check out these AI-powered tactics to creating more consistent digital experiences. Sponsored by IBM.

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The AI playbook: How eBay and others create next-level experiences

By digiday, ibm, Sponsored

Today’s digital landscape is a creative’s playground, with more channels than ever to fill with content of all types. But marketers often need help shaping their content-rich experience strategies into responsive, coordinated plans. Here are some suggestions. Sponsored by IBM.

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IBM fingernail sensor tracks health through your grip

By AI, engadget, fingernail, fingernails, gear, health, ibm, machinelearning, medicine, parkinsons, parkinsonsdisease, schizophrenia, science, sensor, video, wearables

The strength of your grip can frequently be a good indicator of your health, and not just for clearly linked diseases like Parkinson’s — it can gauge your cognitive abilities and even your heart health. To that end, IBM has developed a fingernail s…

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Optimizing multiplatform content: Deriving more revenue through better user experience

By digiday, ibm, Sponsored

Research has shown that the organizations which prioritize digital experience enjoy significant competitive advantages. Now more than ever, it has become crucial for brands to deliver personalized experiences to customers via a multitude of channels. Sponsored by IBM.

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Amazon Go is the inevitable evolution of supermarket retail

By Amazon, amazongo, applepay, automation, Business, engadget, googlepay, ibm, kingkullen, kroger, pigglywiggly, rca, retail, sacat, safeway, self-checkout, smartcard, tomorrow, upc

Amazon’s cashierless “Go” markets have popped up in San Francisco, Seattle and Chicago, promising patrons the “future of shopping”: a frictionless grocery buying experience that relies on high-tech tracking technology instead of human interaction to…

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Walmart will use blockchain to ensure the safety of leafy greens

By Blockchain, engadget, food, food and drink, foodanddrink, gear, groceries, ibm, Internet, retail, safety, samsclub, vegetables, walmart

Walmart is anxious about the safety of its food following bacterial outbreaks for lettuce and other food, and it’s hoping technology will set shoppers’ minds at ease. It’s telling its leafy green suppliers to use a blockchain system (designed with IB…

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IBM extends deal using Watson to support veterans with cancer

By AI, artificialintelligence, cancer, departmentofveteransaffairs, engadget, gear, government, health, ibm, machinelearning, medicine, Military, oncology, personal computing, personalcomputing, veteransaffairs, watson, watsonhealth

IBM is making further use of Watson in the fight against cancer. The tech giant has extended a team-up with the US Department of Veterans Affairs that taps Watson for help treating soldiers with cancer, particularly stage 4 patients who have …

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