Tech giants are bracing themselves against a future of deepfake videos

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Technology researchers are scrambling to find tools to combat fake, AI generated media. Many of the tech giants across the country and around the world are working to prepare for the onslaught of deepfake videos that are certain to be on their way. The goal is to develop the technology needed to spot fake artificial intelligence (A.I.) generated video before it has the chance to spread. Google has been working on this type of project for months, at least, but the trend is growing. Google researchers worked with dozens of…

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QR codes and RFID tech come together in Denso Wave and RFKeeper partnership

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The company known for coining the term “QR code” is now expanding into RFID solutions. Denso Wave is recognized for first coining the term QR code for quick response codes, and is now partnering with an RFID tech firm, RFKeeper. This partnership will help the companies to jointly expand their RFID solutions and boost awareness. Denso Wave Incorporated is a Japan based company. It has partnered up with Israel based RFID software development manufacturer, RFKeeper. According to a press release issued by the companies, the two companies have just firmed…

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Innovative EEG wearable device wins Cool Idea Award

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The nūrio EEG is the world’s smallest wearable device designed for consumers. An innovative EEG wearable device called nūrio has been selected by Protolabs as the latest Cool Idea Award winner for innovation in consumer technology. The gadget, developed by nūrio, is the smallest wearable consumer EEG device in the world and provides users with the capability of visualizing mental activity though corresponding app and control IoT devices using brain waves. No voice commands are required. The EEG wearable device is about the same size as a headphone and has…

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Smartphone users being warned about malicious Android keyboard app

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A popular third-party keyboard app for Android smartphones makes unauthorized purchases. The malicious Android keyboard app is called ai.type and, according to researchers at mobile technology firm Upstream, the app has been downloaded over 40 million times. It has recently been discovered that ai.type has been making millions of purchases of premium digital content; purchases that were not authorized by users. The software masks its activity to spoof apps. The malicious Android keyboard app, which was deleted from the Google Play Store in June, is a customizable on-screen keyboard app.…

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New research uncovers facial recognition gender discrimination against transgender people

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More facial recognition technology flaws uncovered by researchers. Concerns about facial recognition flaws is nothing new, but now fresh research conducted at the University of Colorado Boulder has found that facial recognition gender discrimination is an issue, as these systems are failing to identify transgender people. The test found that facial recognition systems misidentified trans men as women 38% of the time. The researchers tested facial recognition systems from top tech behemoths Microsoft, IBM, Clarifai and Amazon. The researchers used photographs of trans men and learned that the systems misidentified…

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