Human Rights Day celebration

Virtual Activism and Southern New Hampshire University are organizing an international human rights day on Dec 10, 2019. The event will include virtual reality short films on topics as diverse as refugees, women’s rights, child rights, and climate change. There will also be a refugee shelter installation. Originally designed for a thematic dance performance by […]

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Amazon and facial recognition

In an article entitled “Software Confuses Expressions for Feelings”, the author cites the positive and negative consequences of using such technology. The article confirms that Amazon has come under fire for selling Rekognition to government agencies, including law enforcement, as well as Immigration and Customs Enforcement and for its possible $950 million contract with Border Patrol. Amazon’s clients may […]

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Mass downloads of Deepfake’s Zao

A Chinese app download has exploded over the past 24 hours. The app — developed by Momo, has become an overnight sensation after it began circulating. Hashtags related to the app quickly became some of the hottest on microblogging sites. One Chinese tweep tweeted that he downloaded it and created himself as Leonardo diCaprio: The […]

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Me, snooping?

Humans help train artificial intelligence, so someone may be listening to what you tell Siri, Google Assistant or Alexa. Here’s what to do if you have a problem with that. This article entitled Hi, Alexa. How Do I Stop You From Listening In On Me? by Brian X. Chen, makes suggestions on how to stop […]

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