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Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues, February 27, 2021

Via LLRXPete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues, February 27, 2021 – Privacy and security issues impact every aspect of our lives – home, work, travel, education, health and medical records – to name but a few. On a weekly basis Pete Weiss, highlights articles and information that focus on the increasingly complex and wide ranging ways technology is used to compromise and diminish our privacy and security, often without our situational awareness. Four highlights from this week: Algorithms That Curate Feeds & Tech Company Secrecy; Public Employees’ Use of Personal Phones, Tablets Puts Local Governments at Risk; How to Find Hidden Cameras Using Your Mobile Phone; and Why non-human workers can increase security issues in your business.

What is an “algorithm”? It depends whom you ask

MIT Technology Review – “…In statistics and machine learning, we usually think of the algorithm as the set of instructions a computer executes to learn from data. In these fields, the resulting structured information is typically called a model. The information the computer learns from the data via the algorithm may look like “weights” by… Continue Reading

Artificial Intelligence and Legal Disruption: A New Model for Analysis

Liu, Hin-Yan and Maas, Matthijs M. and Danaher, John and Scarcella, Luisa and Lexer, Michaela and Van Rompaey, Léonard, Artificial Intelligence and Legal Disruption: A New Model for Analysis (September 16, 2020). Law, Innovation and Technology 12, no. 2 (September 16, 2020): 205–58. , Available at SSRN: “Artificial Intelligence (AI) is the latest… Continue Reading

AI can write a passing college paper in 20 minutes AI manages to score a “C” average across four subjects, failing only one paper. Feedback on human and AI papers looks remarkably similar. AI wrote shallow, less descriptive papers, compared to its human counterparts. “A world where computers think like humans is no longer limited to science fiction movies. The world has been in… Continue Reading

AI Can Stop Mass Shootings, and More

Cornell University – arXivLabs – AI Can Stop Mass Shootings, and More, Selmer Bringsjord, Naveen Sundar Govindarajulu, Michael Giancola, [v1] Fri, 5 Feb 2021 06:55:59 UTC (513 KB). “We propose to build directly upon our longstanding, prior r&d in AI/machine ethics in order to attempt to make real the blue-sky idea of AI that can… Continue Reading

A.I. Here, There, Everywhere

The New York Times – “Many of us already live with artificial intelligence now, but researchers say interactions with the technology will become increasingly personalized…Many of us already live with A.I., an array of unseen algorithms that control our Internet-connected devices, from smartphones to security cameras and cars that heat the seats before you’ve even… Continue Reading

Google’s Model Search automatically optimizes and identifies AI models

VentureBeat: “Google today announced the release of Model Search, an open source platform designed to help researchers develop machine learning models efficiently and automatically. Instead of focusing on a specific domain, Google says that Model Search is domain-agnostic, making it capable of finding a model architecture that fits a dataset and problem while minimizing coding… Continue Reading

Where Do Vaccine Doses Go, and Who Gets Them?

The New York Times – “The Algorithms Decide Health agencies and hospitals are using different formulas to allocate the coronavirus shots, exacerbating disparities in vaccine access. Faced with the daunting task of parceling out a limited supply of coronavirus vaccines, Trump administration officials came up with a seemingly simple formula last year to streamline distribution… Continue Reading

This is how we lost control of our faces

MIT Technology Review – “The largest ever study of facial-recognition data shows how much the rise of deep learning has fueled a loss of privacy. In 1964, mathematician and computer scientist Woodrow Bledsoe first attempted the task of matching suspects’ faces to mugshots. He measured out the distances between different facial features in printed photographs… Continue Reading