Facebook is using artificial intelligence to identify users who are at risk of suicide by ‘reading’ their posts – and the tool is sparking privacy fears.
Once Facebook’s AI has identified an ‘at risk’ user based on warning signs in their posts, trained employees examine the posts, and call emergency services if necessary.
But some experts describe the new tool, currently under test in America, as akin to signing up users to medical research programmes without their consent.
A new Harvard study questions whether a private company such as Facebook should be dealing with such data.
Lead author Dr John Torous of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Centre at Harvard Medical School in the US, said: ‘Facebook is now monitoring how you use Facebook and somehow they’re running an algorithm to determine your risk of committing suicide.’
The United States and China are currently in a heated competition for artificial intelligence superiority which would impact cutting-edge tech on the battlefield and the private sector.
President Trump’s Monday executive order commanding the U.S. government to lead the world in AI has sparked China’s state-run media to warn of an imminent “high-technology Cold War.”
“In its latest move to maintain leadership in the high-tech sector, the US on Monday rolled out a plan to give artificial intelligence (AI) more priority and resources, a move that Chinese observers warned may represent the formal launch of a new high-technology Cold War,” said Global Times.
(Bloomberg) — Alphabet Inc.’s Google became the most-profitable internet company by recruiting talented technologists and inspiring them enough to keep them around. That advantage may be slipping as some workers increasingly doubt the leadership and vision of Chief Executive Officer Sundar Pichai, according to recent results from an employee survey.
The annual internal poll, known as Googlegeist, asked workers whether Pichai’s vision of what the company can achieve inspires them. In response, 78 percent indicated yes, down 10 percentage points from the previous year.
Another question asked if employees have confidence in Pichai and his management team to effectively lead Google in the future. Positive responses represented 74 percent of the total, an 18 point decline from a year earlier.
Chase Bank has notified Proud Boys Chairman Enrique Tarrio that they will no longer do business with him, and he has until April 1st to move his money out, according to a letter obtained by Big League Politics.
While the bank hasn’t stated why they are shutting Tarrio’s accounts, the letter comes “just days after Chase Bank’s payment processor, Chase Paymentech, de-platformed him on a website he runs that allows groups and charities to sell merchandise, and raise money for causes,” writes Big League Politics‘ Waldo Crane.
The website, 1776.shop, is most known for selling the famous “Roger Stone Did Nothing Wrong” shirts which Stone was spotted in during the late-night arrest at his home. –Big League Politics
Fully 95% of teens have access to a smartphone, and 45% say they are online ‘almost constantly’, according to the latest Pew Research Center poll, increasing concerns, about what The Atlantic’s Jean Twenge calls the most crucial question of our age… “have smartphones destroyed a generation?”
A female gamer on Twitch was banned from the popular streaming platform for stating she believed there are only two genders.
In a Monday email from Twitch to Greek streamer Helena Karamanidou, known as HelenaLive on the platform, she was informed she’d violated community guidelines by engaging in “hateful conduct” against the transgender community.
“Based on a review of your activity or content, we have issued a Community Guidelines strike on your account. As a result, your access to Twitch services is restricted,” the email from Twitch Staff reads, adding that the suspension is “indefinite.”
Three years after Apple refused to give the federal government access to the devices used by the San Bernadino terrorists who killed and injured dozens in a mass shooting event, the company has given the office of the Special Counsel complete access to Trump advisor Roger Stone’s iCloud account, reports Apple Insider.
According to the Washington Post, Apple objected to giving the federal government backdoor access to the shooters iPhones, claiming it would “set a dangerous precedent.”
BuzzFeed is now lobbying Twitter to censor memes that satirize the Democratic Party.
Democrats are currently embroiled in a blackface scandal after both Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam and Attorney General Mark Herring admitted to wearing make-up to make them look African-American.
One creative conservative chose to make fun out of this by posting a meme during Trump’s State of the Union speech which depicted white-wearing Dem Congresswomen in distinctive KKK hoods.
A leading activist on the issue of electromagnetic radiation and its negative impacts on public health has described the rollout of 5G as a “massive health experiment” which could “become a global catastrophe.”
Arthur Robert Firstenberg is a well-known advocate for curtailing the development of 5G networks both in the US and internationally, claiming that super fast broadband could cause cancer in humans and wildlife, as well as exacerbating the symptoms of electromagnetic hypersensitivity.
In a bid to stall the rollout of the networks Firstenberg is petitioning the World Health Organization, the UN and the EU to “urgently halt the development of 5G.” The petition had garnered over 40,000 signatures at time of writing.
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If one were to judge solely by the 2019 Super Bowl ad selection, one might assume that the robot overlords have already taken over.
Ad after ad that rolled during Sunday’s game between the Los Angeles Rams and the New England Patriots featured robots.
TurboTax, for example, advertised the addition of live CPAs with a young robot that wanted to be one when it “grew up.”
TurboTax even followed the ad with a Twitter campaign.
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