Stephen Dale

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Wi-Fi vulnerability could allow attackers to steal your data on unencrypted sites

Computer scientists at the University of California, Riverside, have discovered a security flaw that affects all Wi-Fi routers. Hackers could exploit …

Routers

IBM launches tools to detect AI fairness, bias and open sources some code

Bias detection and black box transparency is limiting AI deployments at scale, argues IBM.<p>IBM said it will launch cloud software designed to manage …

Artificial Intelligence

Franken-algorithms: the deadly consequences of unpredictable code

Facebook would claim they know what’s going on at the micro level … But what happens at the level of the population​? Neil Johnson<p>You have all these pieces of code running on people’s iPhones, and collectively it acts like one multicellular organism George Dyson<p>The 18th of March 2018, was the day …

Mary Shelley

Privacy policies of tech giants 'still not GDPR-compliant'

Privacy policies from companies including Facebook, Google and Amazon don’t fully meet the requirements of GDPR, according to the pan-European consumer group BEUC.<p>An analysis of policies from 14 of the largest internet companies shows they use unclear language, claim “potentially problematic” …

Privacy

AI Knowledge Map: How To Classify AI Technologies

I have been in the space of artificial intelligence for a while and am aware that multiple classifications, distinctions, landscapes, and infographics exist to represent and track the different ways to think about AI. However, I am not a big fan of those categorization exercises, mainly because I …

Artificial Intelligence

The Amazing Ways How Wikipedia Uses Artificial Intelligence

The Wikipedia community, the free encyclopedia that is built from a model of openly editable content, is notorious for its toxicity. The issue was so bad that the number of active contributors or editors—those that made one edit per month—had fallen by 40 percent during an eight-year period. Even …

Artificial Intelligence

Amazon Alexa completes tie-up with Microsoft Cortana almost a year after deal

Users of Amazon's Alexa and Microsoft's Cortana can now access features of the other's virtual assistant, the companies announced Wednesday.<p>The …

Currys PC World admits massive data breach involving millions of cards and personal records

The owner of Currys PC World has admitted that millions of bits of data have been compromised in a cyber attack on the company, which is now called …

A look at Duplex, Google's creepy AI chatbot

David Crookes 9 Aug, 2018 Duplex is a new Google tool that uses complex artificial intelligence (AI) to not only dial a phone number and conduct a …

Half of UK consumers to exercise GDPR rights within a year

A withering verdict: MPs report on Zuckerberg, Russia and Cambridge Analytica

The DCMS select committee’s far-reaching interim report on its 18-month investigation into fake news and the use of data and “dark ads” in elections offers a wide-ranging, informed and sustained critique that carries with it the full weight of parliament. The verdict is withering: Facebook failed. …

Cambridge Analytica

You and AI – Just An Engineer: The Politics of AI

Good in the Machine

Why AutoML Is Set To Become The Future Of Artificial Intelligence

When businesses identify a problem that can be solved through machine learning, they brief the data scientists and analysts to create a predictive analytics solution. In many cases, the turnaround time for delivering a solution is pretty long.<p>Even for experienced data scientists, evolving machine …

Machine Learning

Right to data portability

At a glance<p>The right to data portability allows individuals to obtain and reuse their personal data for their own purposes across different …

Workers Are Using AI at Home, Not in the Workplace. Here's Why

Employees are willing and ready to work with artificial intelligence (AI), but businesses aren't training them on the skills needed to do so or in …

Don’t Speak Fluent Legalese? Meet Claudette, an AI ‘Automated Evaluator of Privacy Policies’

There’s an international push towards stronger online privacy laws, from Europe to California, but there’s also a big barrier when it comes to …

Facebook shared private data with 61 companies

Facebook continued to share data with more than 60 companies despite concerns about the quiz app commissioned by Cambridge Analytica.<p>The social network gave 61 companies a year to wean themselves off the rich data provided by Facebook through its API, including Nike, UPS, dating app Hinge, a social …

Department for Work and Pensions uses artificial intelligence to crack down on benefits fraud

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has begun trialling artificial intelligence (AI) to reduce benefits fraud, according to its annual report …

Data Rights Finder

Data Rights Finder helps you understand how organisations use data. It guides you through making requests to change how data about you is used.<p>We …

IBM shows off an artificial intelligence that can debate a human – and do pretty well

SAN FRANCISCO – IBM computers famously won at "Jeopardy!" and beat world-class chess masters. Now, they're taking on human debaters.<p>At a media gathering here Monday afternoon, a black, artificial intelligence-infused IBM computer with a screen for a face more than held its own debating seasoned …

Dixons Carphone discloses data breach affecting 5.9M payment cards, 105k of which were compromised

European electronics and telecoms retailer Dixons Carphone has revealed a hack of its systems in which the intruder/s attempted to compromise 5.9 million payment cards.<p>In a statement put out today it says a review of its systems and data unearthed the data breach. It also confirms it has informed …

Personal Data

The Next Generation of Chatbots: Connected, Intelligent, Capable

Not all AI is created equal. Siri can find, book and calendar local movie tickets in minutes. Alexa or Google Assistant can turn up the thermostat …

These sex robots are equipped with artificial intelligence

Artificial Intelligence

Google and Facebook accused of breaking GDPR laws

<b>Complaints have been filed against Facebook, Google, Instagram and WhatsApp within hours of the new GDPR data protection law taking effect.</b><p>The companies are accused of forcing users to consent to targeted advertising to use the services.<p>Privacy group noyb.eu led by activist Max Schrems said people …

Online Privacy Guide: 9 Steps to Security in the Digital Age

Introduction<p>It is no great secret that online security is becoming more important. In the digital age, more assets, funds and confidential data are …

Information Systems

UK has six months to rewrite snooper's charter, high court rules

The British government must rewrite its mass data surveillance legislation because it is incompatible with European law, the high court has ruled.<p>Judges have given ministers and officials six months to redraft the 2016 Investigatory Powers Act, labelled the snooper’s charter by critics, following a …

Human Rights

Exclusive: Facebook to put 1.5 billion users out of reach of new EU privacy law

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - If a new European law restricting what companies can do with people's online data went into effect tomorrow, almost 1.9 billion Facebook Inc users around the world would be protected by it. The online social network is making changes that ensure the number will be much …

Facebook Is Steering Users Away From Privacy Protections

Facebook Wednesday announced changes to how it asks users for permission to collect their personal information, in order to comply with strict new …

Notes from the AI frontier: Applications and value of deep learning

An analysis of more than 400 use cases across 19 industries and nine business functions highlights the broad use and significant economic potential …