Distance Killing: Israeli Agents Assasinated Iranian Scientist With AI-Sniper Rifle
A remote sniper used an automated system to take out a human target located thousands of miles away.What happened: The Israeli intelligence agency Mossad used an AI-assisted rifle in the November killing of Iran’s chief nuclear scientist,
Deep Unlearning: AI Researchers Teach Models to Unlearn Data
Privacy advocates want deep learning systems to forget what they’ve learned. What’s new: Researchers are seeking ways to remove the influence of particular training examples, such as an individual’s personal information, from a trained model without affecting its performance, Wired reported.
When Algorithms Manage Humans: Amazon drivers say AI unfairly graded their performance.
Some delivery drivers fired by Amazon contend that the retailer’s automated management system played an unfair role in terminating their employment. Drivers in Amazon Flex, an Uber-like program that enables independent drivers to earn money delivering the company’s packages.
Face Recognition for the Masses: PimEyes is reverse image search for face recognition.
Face recognition tech tends to be marketed to government agencies, but PimEyes offers a web app that lets anyone scan the internet for photos of themself — or anyone they have a picture of. The company says it aims to help people control their online presence and fight identity theft.
On Her Majesty’s Secret Algorithm: How the UKs GCHQ will use AI to augment intelligence ops.
The UK’s electronic surveillance agency published its plan to use AI. Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) outlined its intention to use machine learning to combat security threats, human trafficking, and disinformation — and to do so ethically — in a new report.
Partners in Surveillance: How police use public cameras to track license plates.
Police are increasingly able to track motor vehicles throughout the U.S. using a network of AI-powered cameras — many owned by civilians. Flock, which sells automatic license plate readers is encouraging enforcers to use its network to monitor cars and trucks outside their jurisdiction.
Drones For Defense: How companies like Anduril are developing military drones.
Drone startups are taking aim at military customers. As large tech companies have backed away from defense work, startups like Anduril, Shield AI, and Teal are picking up the slack. They’re developing autonomous fliers specifically for military operations.
Eyes On Drivers: Amazon watches delivery drivers with AI-powered cameras.
Amazon is monitoring its delivery drivers with in-vehicle cameras that alert supervisors to dangerous behavior. The online retail giant rolled out a ceiling-mounted surveillance system that flags drivers who, say, read texts, fail to use seatbelts, exceed the speed limit, or ignore a stop sign.
Labor Pushes Back: British labor unions take on automation.
Labor unions aim to give workers more protection against the automated systems that increasingly rule the workplace. The Trades Union Congress (TUC) launched a task force to lobby for collective bargaining, increased transparency, and legal protections related to AI in the workplace.
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