NBC’s tool will tell you if IBM’s used your photos to train its AI

In January, IBM published a research study dubbed ‘Diversity in Faces‘ to explore whether AI-based systems developed biases against people based on their appearance. The company used a dataset consisting of nearly a million pictures of people’s faces from photo-hosting site Flickr. However, it failed to notify those Flickr users that it was using their pictures to train an AI – and you could be one of them. NBC, which broke the story, has developed a tool to check if IBM has used your Flickr photos. Here’s how it works: Open this link in your browser, and scroll down until you see the… This story continues at The Next Web… Read More

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CHEAP: Grab an Apple Watch Series 3 for $199 before it’s too late

Welcome to CHEAP, our brand-new series about things that are good, but most of all, cheap. CHEAP! Wow, this is one hell of a deal – you can get an Apple Watch Series 3 on Amazon for only $199. To put that in perspective, the exact same device is currently being sold on Apple’s own site for $279. Hurry, go and buy it before it’s too late… So, as much as I’ve wanted one (and I really, really wanted one), I’ve never actually owned an Apple Watch. I’ve spent a lot of time using them, borrowed friends’, and have come very close to… This story continues at The Next Web… Read More

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Here’s what Thailand should call its first ICO/STO portal

The Thai Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has approved the country’s first initial coin offering (ICO) portal to police the issuance of digital, blockchain-based tokens. The portal is almost ready to launch and is awaiting final approval from other government agencies like the Commerce Ministry, the Bangkok Post reports. But with the SEC‘s approval it marks a notable step forward to becoming operational. According to the report, around seven companies were in the running to provide the platform, but it’s just one foreign firm that will be responsible for its delivery. The provider’s name has not been divulged. While there… This story continues at The Next Web …read more Source::… Read More

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Google squeezed an offline dictation AI into its keyboard app

Google has updated its Gboard keyboard app for Android with AI-powered dictation that works offline. The company says it’s effectively miniaturized a cloud-based neural network system for speech recognition into an 80MB mobile app update, and that it’ll allow for faster and more reliable dictation on the go. That’s big, because it means you don’t need your phone connecting to a server to deliver high-quality speech recognition results – and you also don’t need to have access to a high-speed Wi-Fi network to use the feature. The new system has been in the works since 2014, and it eschews the… This story continues at The Next Web Or just read… Read More

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Report: India accounts for a quarter of TikTok’s billion downloads

TikTok – the app that lets you create 15-second dubbed videos – is on a rapid growth curve. The app crossed 1 billion downloads last month, according to a report by analytics firm SensorTower. Intriguingly, a quarter of those downloads are said to come from India, making it the biggest contributor to the app‘s growth. The app, owned by Chinese tech giant ByteDance, is wildly popular because of its easy-to-use system for recording videos overlaid with audio from mainstream music and movies. Given Bollywood’s massive influence on pop culture in India, it’s no surprise that TikTok – with its collection… This story continues at The Next Web …read more Source::… Read More

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Windows 10 test update lets you mirror your Android phone on your PC

Ever since Microsoft gave up on Windows Phone, the company has been focusing instead on tightening integration with the big two mobile platforms, Android in particular. Last May, it introduced the ability to beam texts and photos to your PC with an app called Your Phone. Starting today, the company is testing the ability to allow you to mirror your phone’s screen to your PC, giving you full access to your mobile apps. The feature is being made available in the latest Windows 10 Insider builds, and it may take a few days before it shows up in the Your… This story continues at The Next Web Or just read… Read More

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