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Get in-depth coverage of business news and trends at WIRED including technology, startups, and Silicon Valley. A SpokenEdition transforms written content into human-read audio you can listen to anywhere. It's perfect for times when you can't read - while driving, at the gym, doing chores, etc. Find more at www.spokenedition.com
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Get in-depth coverage of business news and trends at WIRED including technology, startups, and Silicon Valley. A SpokenEdition transforms written content into human-read audio you can listen to anywhere. It's perfect for times when you can't read - while driving, at the gym, doing chores, etc. Find more at www.spokenedition.com

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Most Deepfakes Are Porn, and They're Multiplying Fast

10/22/2019
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In November 2017, a Reddit account called deepfakes posted pornographic clips made with software that pasted the faces of Hollywood actresses over those of the real performers. Nearly two years later, deepfake is a generic noun for video manipulated or fabricated with artificial intelligence software. The technique has drawn laughs on YouTube, along with concern from lawmakers fearful of political disinformation.

Duration:00:05:42

These Startups Are Building Tools to Keep an Eye on AI

10/22/2019
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In January, Liz O’Sullivan wrote a letter to her boss at artificial intelligence startup Clarifai, asking him to set ethical limits on its Pentagon contracts. WIRED had previously revealed that the company worked on a controversial project processing drone imagery. O’Sullivan urged CEO Matthew Zeiler to pledge the company would not contribute to the development of weapons that decide for themselves whom to harm or kill.

Duration:00:08:05

At an Outback Steakhouse Franchise, Surveillance Blooms

10/21/2019
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As casual dining chains have declined in popularity, many have experimented with surveillance technology designed to maximize employee efficiency and performance. Earlier this week, one Outback Steakhouse franchise announced it would begin testing such a tool, a computer vision program called Presto Vision, at a single outpost in the Portland, Oregon area. Your Bloomin' Onion now comes with a side of Big Brother.

Duration:00:06:39

An AI Pioneer Wants His Algorithms to Understand the 'Why'

10/21/2019
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In March, Yoshua Bengio received a share of the Turing Award, the highest accolade in computer science, for contributions to the development of deep learning—the technique that triggered a renaissance in artificial intelligence, leading to advances in self-driving cars, real-time speech translation, and facial recognition. Now, Bengio says deep learning needs to be fixed.

Duration:00:07:28

Devin Nunes and the Power of Keyword Signaling

10/18/2019
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Get in-depth coverage of business news and trends at WIRED including technology, startups, and Silicon Valley. A SpokenEdition transforms written content into human-read audio you can listen to anywhere. It's perfect for times when you can't read - while driving, at the gym, doing chores, etc. Find more at www.spokenedition.com

Duration:00:08:06

Facebook's Latest Purchase Gets Inside Users' Heads—Literally

9/26/2019
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The social media company acquires CTRL-Labs, a “brain-machine-interface” startup that lets users control devices by tapping signals off a wristband.

Duration:00:04:36

We All Could Pay a Price for the Latest Slap at Huawei

9/25/2019
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An international cybersecurity group has evicted the Chinese telecom company to comply with US sanctions. That could allow malware to spread more easily.

Duration:00:03:59

FDA Says Juul Can't Claim to Be Safer Than Cigarettes

9/16/2019
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Regulators say Juul hasn't proved its claim that e-cigarettes are safer than tobacco, and uses misleading appeals to kids.

Duration:00:05:24

California Bill Would Halt Facial Recognition on Body Cams

9/13/2019
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A bill approved by the state senate would set a three-year moratorium on police use of recognition algorithms. Privacy advocates want a permanent ban

Duration:00:06:22

States Are Turning Up the Heat on Google and Facebook

9/12/2019
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State attorneys general revealed investigations into possible anticompetitive behavior by tech giants, adding to probes by Congress and federal agencies.

Duration:00:04:15

McDonald's Doubles Down on Tech With Voice AI Acquisition

9/11/2019
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Get in-depth coverage of business news and trends at WIRED including technology, startups, and Silicon Valley. A SpokenEdition transforms written content into human-read audio you can listen to anywhere. It's perfect for times when you can't read - while driving, at the gym, doing chores, etc. Find more at www.spokenedition.com

Duration:00:04:59

An AI-Run World Needs to Better Reflect People of Color

9/9/2019
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Opinion: A growing black and brown diaspora of data must be used for equality, not oppression.

Duration:00:06:27

Poll Finds Americans Trust Police Use of Facial Recognition

9/6/2019
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The Pew Research Center reports 56% of Americans trust law enforcement to use the technology responsibly, despite concerns over fairness, and bans in some cities.

Duration:00:07:03

Planned Eric Schmidt Talk at AI Conference Draws Protest

9/4/2019
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Get in-depth coverage of business news and trends at WIRED including technology, startups, and Silicon Valley. A SpokenEdition transforms written content into human-read audio you can listen to anywhere. It's perfect for times when you can't read - while driving, at the gym, doing chores, etc. Find more at www.spokenedition.com

Duration:00:03:53

Airbnb Starts to Play Nice With Cities

9/3/2019
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The short-term rental startup has settled lawsuits with Boston and Miami, agreeing to turn over data officials say they need to police the industry.

Duration:00:04:14

OpenAI Said Its Code Was Risky. Two Grads Recreated It Anyway

8/27/2019
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The artificial intelligence lab cofounded by Elon Musk said its software could too easily be adapted to crank out fake news.

Duration:00:05:56

An Old Instagram Hoax Fools a Bunch of Celebrities

8/23/2019
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Instagram users like Usher, Martha Stewart, and Rick Perry posted a meme warning about a new rule that doesn't actually exist.

Duration:00:02:53

Second Life Is Plagued by Security Flaws, Ex-Employee Says

8/22/2019
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Get in-depth coverage of business news and trends at WIRED including technology, startups, and Silicon Valley. A SpokenEdition transforms written content into human-read audio you can listen to anywhere. It's perfect for times when you can't read - while driving, at the gym, doing chores, etc. Find more at www.spokenedition.com

Duration:00:07:56

Amazon Says It Can Detect Fear on Your Face. You Scared?

8/21/2019
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Get in-depth coverage of business news and trends at WIRED including technology, startups, and Silicon Valley. A SpokenEdition transforms written content into human-read audio you can listen to anywhere. It's perfect for times when you can't read - while driving, at the gym, doing chores, etc. Find more at www.spokenedition.com

Duration:00:06:52

The Serious Money Is Warming to Bitcoin

8/21/2019
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Get in-depth coverage of business news and trends at WIRED including technology, startups, and Silicon Valley. A SpokenEdition transforms written content into human-read audio you can listen to anywhere. It's perfect for times when you can't read - while driving, at the gym, doing chores, etc. Find more at www.spokenedition.com

Duration:00:04:36