Microsoft announces facial recognition AI phase out

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The technology giant is shutting down a substantial project in response to rising distaste for the tech. Microsoft has been feeling the ire of organizations and individuals alike toward facial recognition AI technology and has announced that it will be shutting down a substantial project in light of the backlash. According to the company, it will be “retiring” that tech in many of its forms. Microsoft has stated that it intends to “retire” the facial recognition AI technology that is capable of spotting emotions in addition to certain characteristics such…

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More tech giants to run data centers using artificial intelligence

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Microsoft and Meta are both heading in that direction, while Google has already been doing so. Microsoft has announced that it is developing a new artificial intelligence system that will conduct an analysis of its data centers to enhance safety. The tech giants have been exploring AI to help keep the risk of safety issues low. Data centers drive websites, applications and services used by billions of people every day. That said, they can become hazardous for the individuals who both construct and maintain them. Among several risks is the…

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Stroke detecting and preventing AI technology wins national award

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The tech was developed by a PhD grad conducting medical research following the death of her grandfather. PhD grad from Montreal Canada, Karina Gasbarrino has won a Mitacs Social Entrepreneurship Award for her development of AI technology that can both prevent and detect strokes. The artificial intelligence Gasbarrino developed was the result of a decade of research. Gasbarrino’s own grandfather died of a stroke more than ten years ago, at which time she decided to research the subject. Throughout that time, she worked to create the AI technology that would…

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Theator and Mayo Clinic to collaborate on surgical AI technology

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The Israel-founded company will collaborate with the urology and gynecology departments at the clinic. Theator, a startup from Israel, and the Mayo Clinic have agreed to work together on bringing surgical AI technology to operating rooms. They will collaborate to test the artificial technology for improving surgeon performance. The AI technology in question will be applied to the urology and gynecology departments at the Mayo Clinic. Surgeons there will test the annotation and video analytics tech meant to help improve the performance of the doctors. This will be focused in…

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Facebook AI spots deep fakes and their sources

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The system was developed by the company with a team from Michigan State university. Facebook and a team from Michigan State University have announced that they have developed a new software system that can identified deep fakes as well as where they came from. Deep fakes are videos that have been edited using AI in some way, appearing increasingly realistic. Deep fakes are becoming increasingly difficult for humans to tell what is real when they are viewed online, such as when they are shared on Facebook. According to the researchers…

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