News 

Facebook launches AI to find and remove ‘revenge porn’

“The technology, which will be used across Facebook and Instagram, was trained using pictures that Facebook has previously confirmed were revenge porn” reports thebusinessjournal.com. At least 42 states have passed laws against revenge porn.(AP) — Facebook is rolling out technology to make it easier to find and remove intimate pictures and videos posted without the subject’s consent, often called “revenge porn.” Currently, Facebook users or victims of revenge porn have to report the inappropriate pictures before content moderators will review them. Source: thebusinessjournal.com

Read More
News Platforms 

Facebook Is Using AI to Stop Revenge Porn

“Facebook thinks it has come up with a way to stop revenge porn from being posted on the platform” writes Emily Price for fortune.com. The social network announced Friday that it has developed a new tool that uses artificial intelligence to detect revenge porn on the platform before the post has been reported.That program allows Facebook to create a “digital fingerprint” for the image and prevent it from being shared on the platform to being with.Using machine learning and artificial intelligence, Facebook says that it can detect nude or near-nude…

Read More
News 

Facebook promises new AI tool will proactively detect revenge porn

“The company also said that it hopes to extend its somewhat controversial program that lets people proactively report revenge porn to more countries” writes Mar Edt for theverge.com. If that caption contains “derogatory or shaming text,” says the AP, it probably means “someone uploaded the photo to embarrass or seek revenge on someone else.” However, this would certainly not be enough to catch all instances of revenge porn. Source: theverge.com

Read More
News 

The AI Roles Some Companies Forget to Fill

“These include AI engineers, data-management experts, AI translators, and AI business leaders” reports hbr.org. A very useful article recently pointed out the difference between machine learning researchers and machine learning engineers.Equally important and less understood are the set of talent issues emerging around AI product development and engineering.Instead, by having an informed business team deeply involved in the AI development process, we are able to catch potential problems. Source: hbr.org

Read More
News Platforms 

GV leads $11 million round in Determined AI deep learning developer platform

“Deep learning management platform Determined AI has raised a $11 million funding round led by GV formerly Google Ventures” writes Khari Johnson for venturebeat.com. In January, Intel launched its Nauta deep learning platform for distributed learning.DevOps for machine learning practitioners has grown in popularity alongside popular machine learning methods like deep learning as engineers need to manage more GPUs and train more systems.Also in January, ClusterOne raised $2 million for its DevOps platform for engineers training AI models across multiple machines.Last month, Apache Spark creator Databricks raised $250 million for its…

Read More
News 

Google Lookout uses AI to help visually-impaired people navigate the world [APK Download]

“If Google Lens can identify a dog’s breed from a photo, there’s nothing stopping it from using the same tech to help visually-impaired people, and that’s where Lookout comes in” writes Rita El Khoury for androidpolice.com. I can’t imagine having to navigate today’s world while visually impaired.Lookout is now available for the Pixels in the US and in English, though Google says it’s looking forward to expanding it to more countries, languages, and platforms later.Announced at last year’s I/O, Lookout is finally available for users to try out. Source: androidpolice.com

Read More
News 

Google to update Gboard with offline AI dictation that is faster, more reliable

“On its Google AI blog, the company explains, that the offline AI dictation will be faster and more reliable” reports firstpost.com. Google is adding the ability for AI-powered offline dictation to the app, which will allow users to dictate emails and texts without worrying about whether they’re connected to the internet.Further, in this new offline model, Google has also slimmed down a part of the system known as the “decoder graph”. Source: firstpost.com

Read More
News 

Google squeezed an offline dictation AI into its keyboard app

“Google has updated its Gboard keyboard app for Android with AI-powered dictation that works offline” writes Abhimanyu Ghoshal for thenextweb.com. The company says it’s effectively miniaturized a cloud-based neural network system for speech recognition into an 80MB mobile app update, and that it’ll allow for faster and more reliable dictation on the go.The team at Google developed a new approach that continuously processes your speech, and outputs characters one at a time. Source: thenextweb.com

Read More
News 

Google releases Lookout app that identifies objects for the visually impaired

“Last year, Google announced a new app to help the visually impaired named Lookout” writes Mar Edt for theverge.com. The app uses AI to identify objects through your phone’s camera. And this week the Redmond company announced an update for Seeing AI that lets users feel the shape of objects on their phone screens using haptic feedback.This week, Google announced that Lookout will finally be available to download — though only for Pixel devices in the US. Since announcing the app last year, Google says it’s been “testing and improving…

Read More
News 

This app from Microsoft will allow blind people to ‘touch’ pictures

“Microsoft is giving sight to blind people through their phones Back in 2017, the company released an artificial intelligence app called Seeing AI. The app describes an image or photo to blind people so they understand what they are looking at” writes Tarvin Gill for mashable.com. Seeing AI is only available on iOS for now.But this time, Microsoft has updated the app to provide more in-depth information about the photo or image.Users can touch a part of the photo and the AI will explain that section to the user via…

Read More