Microsoft and IBM work with the Vatican for facial recognition regulation

Facial recognition regulation - The Vatican

Pope Francis has raised concerns about the use of AI technologies without appropriate controls. The Vatican has teamed up with tech giants Microsoft and IBM in a call for facial recognition regulation. They are aiming to ethically develop and control intrusive technologies which also include artificial intelligence (AI). The three parties agree that AI should be developed in a way that it will maintain a respect for privacy. The three groups have said that artificial intelligence technology should be respectful of privacy, should function reliably in the absence of bias,…

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Apple Watch heart study sells wearable tech to seniors for only $49

Apple Watch Study - Apple Watch

The tech giant is partnering with Johnson & Johnson to research atrial fibrillation. A new Apple Watch study with pharma giant Johnson & Johnson is examining the device’s capacity to detect a heart rhythm abnormality in seniors. Seniors assigned the wearable technology for the research are able to buy it at Best Buy for $49. This will become one of the biggest randomized digital health studies that has ever been conducted. The Apple Watch study is also another example of a pharmaceutical company and technology company partnering with a retailer.…

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Artificial intelligence discovery leads scientists to powerful new antibiotic

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MIT team announced that halacin can kill some of the most dangerous bacteria in the world. A striking new artificial intelligence discovery may help to propel medicine forward in a vitally important area. AI technology has been used to identify a new antibiotic capable of killing some of the drug-resistant bacteria strains currently considered to be the most threatening to humans. The antibiotic has been found a time in which the world is in serious need of new anti-bacterials. The antibiotic resulting from the artificial intelligence discovery is notably different…

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Bracelet of Silence wearable technology to block eavesdropping technology

Bracelet of Silence - Google Nest Mini

The tech stops wearers from having to worry about being heard by Alexa, Google Assistant and Siri. A new Bracelet of Silence devices has been developed for people who want the choice whether or not gadgets hear them. Microphones are enabled in a growing number of devices and are far from limited to smartphones. Smart homes are becoming more common and include everything from speakers to doorbells. As helpful as Amazon’s Alexa-enabled Echo speaker, the Ring doorbell, Google Home, Nest and Smart Speaker, or Apple’s Siri-enabled gadgets may be, not…

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Amazon and BlackBerry team up to develop tomorrow’s tech

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The tech giant has partnered with the former cell phone leader for autonomous vehicle technology. Amazon and BlackBerry are now working together for the co-launch of a new autonomous vehicle technology suite. Though the tech giant has been pursuing this area for a while, it has determined that working with the cutting-edge software expert is its next step forward. The online marketplace may be capable of a great deal, but it can still benefit from outside help. Amazon and BlackBerry started working together in recent weeks on a technology suite…

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