These new tools could make AI vision systems less biased

Traditionally, skin tone distortion in computer vision is measured using the Fitzpatrick scale, which ranges from light to dark. The scale was originally developed to measure the tanning of white skin, but has since been widely used as a tool to determine ethnicity, says William Thong, an AI ethics researcher at Sony. It is used … Read more

Amazon is investing up to $4 billion in AI startup Anthropic

Amazon has agreed to invest up to $4 billion in AI startup Anthropic, the two companies said, as the e-commerce group intensifies its rivalry with Microsoft, Meta, Google and Nvidia in the fast-growing sector which many technologists believe could be the next great frontier. The e-commerce group said it would initially invest $1.25 billion in … Read more

How to Use Social Media, According to Teen Girls

Advice for teenagers You don’t have to respond immediately. Reminders to do your homework. DMs in every app. Multiple group chats explode. All of these notifications can feel endless and overwhelming. Niki Shiva, 17, of Hayward, California, said she set her phone so that it “won’t bother everyone but mom” to ease her fears. Niki … Read more

This Week in Data: Decoding the Generative AI Mania

Visit our on-demand library to watch VB Transform 2023 sessions. Register here Generative AI is everywhere. It’s in our apps, our databases, our dashboards, our phones. Tech and data leaders are probably wondering, “How am I going to exploit the GM AI craze?” This week, a “special guest” joins Bruno’s CarCast to help decode the … Read more

NASA clears the air: No evidence that UFOs are aliens

Enlarge / NASA’s UAP study team and the newly appointed director of UAP research represent growing efforts to study and release UFO-related data. NASA’s independent study team released its highly anticipated report on UFOs on September 14, 2023. Partly to move beyond the stigma often attached to UFOs, in which military pilots fear ridicule or … Read more

Migrating to the cloud is changing business

Laurel: Well, let’s get started. So how did BP’s move to the cloud go? From your perspective, what are the biggest benefits and challenges of cloud transformation? Keisha: Yes, from my perspective, our journey was exciting, complex and a learning journey all the way. And it’s been a long time. It’s been quite a long … Read more

WhatsApp denies exploring ads on the chat app

Meta on Friday denied a media report that claimed the social giant was exploring incorporating ads into popular messaging app WhatsApp. The Financial Times previously reported that some teams at Meta had examined whether ads should be shown in conversation lists with contacts on the WhatsApp home screen. In a statement, WhatsApp said it is … Read more

Intel’s Thunderbolt 5 doubles the speed to give gamers better and faster displays

A Plugable 2-meter Thunderbolt 4 and USB-C cable

Gamers and creative professionals can connect their computers to monitors with high 8K resolution, ultra-fast refresh rates, and higher resolution HDR with Intel’s release of Thunderbolt 5 – and share the Thunderbolt pipeline more efficiently with external drives and other devices. the chipmaker said on Tuesday. The latest version of the technology is twice as … Read more