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The U.S. Department of Homeland Security tested technology that can recognize masked faces

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) tested facial recognition technology that would allow it to identify people wearing masks ostensibly with high accuracy. That’s according to a press release issued this week, which reveals that the DHS’ Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) conducted a pilot as part of its third annual Biometric Technology Rally […]

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Oxbotica raises $47M to deploy its autonomous vehicle software in industrial applications – TechCrunch

While the world continues to await the arrival of safe, reliable and cost-effective self-driving cars, one of the pioneers in the world of autonomous vehicle software has raised some substantial funding to double down on what it sees as a more immediate opportunity: providing technology to industrial companies to build off-road applications. Oxbotica, the Oxford, […]

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IBM names Gary Cohn, former Goldman Sachs executive and economic adviser to Trump, as its vice chairman and member of its executive leadership team (Matt Grossman/Wall Street Journal)

Matt Grossman / Wall Street Journal: IBM names Gary Cohn, former Goldman Sachs executive and economic adviser to Trump, as its vice chairman and member of its executive leadership team — Past Goldman Sachs president named vice chairman as tech icon develops stronger growth strategy — International Business Machines Corp … Source link

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OpenAI debuts DALL-E for generating images from text

OpenAI today debuted two multimodal AI systems that combine computer vision and NLP, like DALL-E, a system that generates images from text. For example, the photo above for this story was generated from the text prompt “an illustration of a baby daikon radish in a tutu walking a dog.” DALL-E uses a 12-billion parameter version […]

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After Facebook turned on political advertising for the Georgia election, partisan content elbowed out traditional news sites in users’ news feeds (Corin Faife/The Markup)

Corin Faife / The Markup: After Facebook turned on political advertising for the Georgia election, partisan content elbowed out traditional news sites in users’ news feeds — Ahead of crucial senate runoffs, Facebook reversed its political ad ban, and the impact was visible on users’ feeds Source link

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