Facial recognition errors are bad for business: Most of us aren’t white men – CNET

Tech Industry Facial recognition errors are bad for business: Most of us aren’t white men MIT researcher Joy Buolamwini says AI must do better at gender and skin color. By Stephen Shankland April 23, 2019 6:09 PM PDT Joy Buolamwini at Women Transforming Technology conference Stephen Shankland/CNET If your facial recognition system works worse with

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Facebook, Instagram ban Faith Goldy as they purge white nationalist groups – CNET

Politics Facebook, Instagram ban Faith Goldy as they purge white nationalist groups The social network said Goldy and other groups violated its rules against “organized hate.” By Queenie Wong April 8, 2019 2:06 PM PDT Faith Goldy, a far-right political commentator and former Toronto mayoral candidate, has been banned from Facebook and Instagram. Getty Images

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Former White House tech leader says he’s got a fix for blockchain woes – CNET

Tech Industry Former White House tech leader says he’s got a fix for blockchain woes Ed Felten’s startup, Offchain Labs, hopes its speed and trustworthiness will prove blockchain skeptics wrong. By Stephen Shankland April 3, 2019 1:19 PM PDT Blockchain, in principle, can help strangers trust each other online in business and other transactions. CNET

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