“As we move further into this place where we’re using more machine learning and AI-enabled solutions, we’re going to get better at checking for certain things, like whether someone is actually a member of the crew team in high school,” says Rucker, referring to the recent university admissions scandal. “This information is typically publicly available on a website, which we could crawl for that,” he adds. “Of course, if we want to get into the area of data privacy, that’s a totally different topic.” … [Read more...] about Schools are using software to help pick who gets in. What could go wrong?
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Soderbergh favors the kind of entertaining “content” that establishes aesthetic and emotion, rather than hitting selling points. “My favorite kind of advertising comes at things from an oblique angle,” he says. “When somebody does something that surprises you in a way you find either funny or emotional, some sort of switch has been flipped and you start to think about their product in a different way.” If the brand takes off, there’s an idea for a deliciously weird content series that Soderbergh’s noodling with a famous friend. In the meantime, the brand has scored its first product placement deal–and it’s a doozy. Singani 63 appears in a long scene (seriously, the duration and variety of shots of the bottle in the scene would make a brand integration pro weep) in David Fincher’s hit, Gone Girl. Rather than an official placement, it was more a favor or perhaps just a gag–Fincher had called Soderbergh to ask for a … [Read more...] about Steven Soderbergh’s Latest, Years-In-The Making Creative Project Will F#*& You Up
Chipman envisions gun-detection camera systems being implemented in spaces, both public and private, where governments and businesses want to protect people. He characterizes such systems as “metal detectors 3.0″—ones that could be used in places like schools, sports stadiums, and malls to help react more quickly to shooters. And Chipman sees this technology being useful beyond the prevention of mass shootings. Chipman thinks gun-detection systems would be invaluable in hot spots for urban gun violence, where most people neither see nor hear a gunshot and where any witnesses might be unlikely to report a crime to police anyway. … [Read more...] about How gun-detection technology promises to help prevent mass shootings
Those were years when civics was being taught, and I fell absolutely in love with the Bill of Rights, the Constitution, the First Amendment, all of that stuff, and it really took hold. Coming out of my generation I didn’t understand as much about gays and lesbians, but I was open, and even while I was accepting back then, I didn’t understand it as deeply as I do now. … [Read more...] about Norman Lear On The Nature Of Belly Laughs, The Stories All Around You, And Shaping TV As We Know It
The Future of Privacy Forum recently published a paper on the regulation of and best practices for facial recognition technology. The paper proposes that common-sense regulation needs to start from a position of “opt-in, explicit affirmative consent” for enrollment in the systems. Verdi says there are going to be exceptions, as in law enforcement, where criminals won’t opt in, which will require another paradigm. Verdi also says that opt-in doesn’t make sense for FR systems in schools, which may mean there are some situations where the technology shouldn’t be used at all. FPF supports a moratorium in certain cases, as in schools, but not for useful applications that raise few private risks, like unlocking mobile devices with faceprints. … [Read more...] about Due to weak oversight, we don’t really know how tech companies are using facial recognition data