Facebook AI strategy pays people for their data in attempt to overcome biases

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Artificial intelligence systems are highly criticized for built-in unfairness, particularly in facial recognition. In an effort to help boost the fairness of Facebook AI technology, the social media giant is rolling out a new paid program to reduce built-in biases in its facial recognition software. Facial recognition is notorious for failing in attempts to classify women and people of color. To improve Facebook AI, particularly in facial recognition, the company has rolled out a new data set for its researchers that includes a diverse group of actors who were paid…

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LG smartphones are a thing of the past as the brand steps out of mobile

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The South Korean electronics giant has announced that it will no longer be making phones. LG smartphones are shutting down as the company focuses on other areas of the electronics market and leaves the losses associated with its handsets in the past. These mobile phones once rivaled iPhones in popularity and reputation. As popular as they once were, in recent years, LG smartphones have brought nothing but losses. The electronics giant has officially decided that enough is enough and has brought the struggle of its phone division to an end.…

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Biometric medical QR code tech becomes Hague Innovators Challenge finalist

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Trust Stamp’s entry has managed to make it into the final stages from among over 60 applicants. Trust Stamp’s entry of a biometric medical QR code technology has made it into the finalists of the ImpactCity Hague Innovators Challenge 2021. The quick response code is applied to secure important personal medical information. The Hague Innovators Challenge is an international program. Its purpose is to place the spotlight on innovative concepts addressing global issues. This year’s program received over 60 applications. Trust Stamp’s biometric medical QR code tech has been selected…

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Lime QR code makes it possible to rent a scooter without an app

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The service has launched a new feature that lets rentals occur without having to download an application. A new Lime QR code feature is making it possible for customers to be able to rent scooters without having to download a dedicated app from the scooter and bike rental company. The company recently announced this service which is meant to considerably improve convenience. “We’re thrilled to announce that starting today, Lime riders will be able to walk up to a scooter and start riding, regardless of whether they have our app…

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Up to 10 percent of iPhone 12 production is moving to India from China

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According to a new report, the Apple smartphone’s assembly will also begin in India later in 2021. iPhone 12 production will soon begin in India, as 7 to 10 percent of the smartphone’s manufacturing will be moving there from China, says a new Business Standard report. There, Foxconn will be assembling the new smartphone models for domestic sale and export alike. The report also stated that while up to 10 percent of production is moving from India to China, Pegatron is also preparing to begin producing the smartphone in India…

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