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Hello, here's a list of all this week's AI and machine learning related news beyond what we've already covered. Facebook has turned off automatic facial recognition for its users and the US Department of Defense wants to hire an ethicist to, you know, develop AI for good, of course. Let's detect deepfakes with a...challenge! …

  1. Pascal Monett Silver badge

    "the request for cash was urgent"

    The request may be urgent, but the account number should already be recorded if the accounting department is worth anything. That means that there should be no transfers to account numbers that aren't already recognized. CEOs need to impress their financial department that no transfers should ever be allowed, under any circumstances, to an unrecognized account no matter who calls.

    I realize that a small company is less likely to have proper procedures in place, but a small company would probably not have over 200 grand to throw away. Here, we're talking about a company that does have that kind of money lying around. It is therefor a large company and should have proper procedures in place.

    In any case, I'm guessing they are seriously thinking about implementing them now.

  2. IlyaG.

    No money can be gotten from facial recognition per se, only from textual search, from AI database. That is, money can only be earned by searching for the recognized images. To do this, the image must be annotated with structured texts and form an AI database.

  3. Khaptain Silver badge
    Trollface

    Facebook pushing for facials

    Strange, I would have thought that that was more of a YouPorn objective.

  4. Claptrap314 Silver badge

    Ethics in War

    The first ethical rule of grand strategy: you cannot allow the enemy to gain a significant advantage.

    If you are the US, you have to decide if China is functionally an enemy or not. (I believe that their rhetoric alone is enough to answer yes. Their actions support this.) If so, it is unethical to allow them to gain a significant advantage.

    The options are to match their tech (all of it), subvert their research (continuously), or suppress it (by a treaty). I don't see either of the last two being viable for variations in electron state. Which means that we are stuck with the first.

    Interesting times, indeed.

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