FaceID + ethics. GM to test self-driving cars in NYC. Toronto to become a smart city. http://cognitionx.com/news-briefing/.
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“You still need an expert analyst to build a nice dashboard, and it takes about a week to do that. You need, really, fundamentally built technology that can be used by an average business user, and that is what ThoughtSpot provides,” Ajeet Singh, the founder and CEO of ThoughtSpot said.
ThoughtSpot is just one of 300+ AI HR companies our research team has profiled. They have opened up a new avenue of research in HR, diving into the applications and implications of AI for this business function. They have already sifted through 100s of companies, products, and people to understand where ground-breaking developments are taking place and who is applying these most effectively.
It looks like New York City will be hosting its first test of fully autonomous vehicles very soon and surprisingly, they’re not from Waymo or Uber. Instead, General Motors and Cruise Automation have submitted the first application for sustained testing and are aiming to do so in Manhattan. New York state only recently opened its roads up to self-driving vehicles, joining California, Arizona and Pennsylvania in allowing tests of the technology. Governor Andrew Cuomo announced in May that the DMV had begun taking applications for said tests on New York’s roads and GM is the first in line.
Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer said in a statement, “New York is the ultimate proving ground for autonomous vehicle technology. We have a streetscape that is unrivaled in its scale and complexity, and so it’s fitting that General Motors and Cruise Automation are finally bringing this technology here for testing and development.”
Last month, Franken flagged what he dubbed “substantial questions” about how “Face ID will impact iPhone users’ privacy and security, and whether the technology will perform equally well on different groups of people”, asking Apple for “clarity to the millions of Americans who use your products” and how it had
weighed privacy and security issues pertaining to the tech itself; and for additional steps taken to protect users.
In its response letter, Apple first points the Senator to existing public info — noting it has published a Face ID security white paper and a Knowledge Base article to “explain how we protect our customers’ privacy and keep their data secure”. It adds that this “detailed information” provides answers “all of the questions you raise”. But also goes on to summarise how Face ID facial biometrics are stored, writing: “Face ID data, including mathematical representations of your face, is encrypted and only available to the Secure Enclave. This data never leaves the device.”
Sidewalk Labs, the smart city subsidiary of Alphabet with the stated goal of “reimagining cities from the Internet up,” now has a very big sandbox in which to conduct its high-tech experiments. The Google spinoff announced a deal with the city of Toronto to develop 800 acres of waterfront property into its own digital utopia.
Waterfront Toronto, a city agency tasked with overseeing the development along the shore of Lake Ontario, is teaming up with Sidewalk Labs to create a new venture called Sidewalk Toronto. On Tuesday, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau joined top executives from Alphabet, including executive chairman Eric Schmidt, to announce the deal, which includes a $50 million commitment from Sidewalk Labs for the installation and testing of the company’s smart city technology. The cost of the project, currently dubbed Quayside, is likely to run over $1 billion, according to an earlier report by TheWall Street Journal.
The $149.99 Garmin Speak is the equivalent of an Echo Dot for the car. It mounts on the windshield and accesses data by syncing up with
smartphones. “Our vision is that the Alexa service will be everywhere our customers want it, including inside the car,” said Ned Curic, vice president of automotive at Amazon Alexa. “Alexa on the Garmin Speak can help customers with many things, like controlling their smart home from the road, getting news or traffic, listening to Audiobooks, adding items to a shopping list, and ordering dinner with just their voice.”
Coupa Software announced Tuesday that it’s acquiring Deep Relevance, a San Francisco, Calif.-based firm that has a platform for detecting fraud in an organisation’s spending. Coupa, which makes cloud-based spend management software, said it plans to apply the AI models developed by Deep Relevance to the spend data Coupa has collected from its customer community.
In doing so, Coupa said it will create a fraud profile based on the analysis of aggregated community data from expenses, purchase orders, and invoices. This
profile score can then be used to alert a company’s internal auditors or finance team for further review and action on suspicious activity.
Coming later this year is Intel’s attempt to fight back against the likes of Nvidia with its first chip dedicated to running AI operations. And the company has signed up an big collaborator in its first run: Facebook. “We are thrilled to have Facebook in close collaboration sharing their technical insights as we bring this new generation of AI hardware to market,” Intel CEO Brian Krzanich wrote in a blog post published Tuesday morning.
Intel is calling the upcoming chip a neural network processor (or NNP), formerly codenamed Lake Crest. As the chip’s name suggests, the processor is optimised for running neural networks, another name for deep learning.
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