Tom SimoniteCould the Clips camera—which auto captured "interesting" moments—be the first Google product to have recorded its own death? engadget.com/2019/10/16/goo… My DMs are open to Googlers willing to share the footage
A growing number of districts are deploying cameras and software to prevent attacks. But the systems are also used to monitor students, and adult critics.
Tom SimonitePublic schools across the US have installed facial recognition systems that constantly scan for faces on a watchlist. Although often pitched as a way to prevent shootings, @GregoryJBarber & I found they're also used to enforce rules, or locate students.
We've trained a pair of neural networks to solve the Rubik’s Cube with a human-like robot hand.
Tom SimoniteBlogpost: "Since May 2017, we’ve been trying to train a human-like robotic hand to solve the Rubik’s Cube...we’ve reached our initial goal."
Paper: The hand solves a cube with one sticker modified to reduce symmetry 20 percent of the time.
The company has funded a facial recognition project that’s targeting people of color with dubious tactics, multiple sources with direct knowledge of the project told the Daily News.
Tom Simonite"Google hired temps go out to collect face scans from a variety of people on the street using $5 gift cards as incentive...people who worked for the project...said teams were dispatched to target homeless people in Atlanta"
Tom Simonite"One woman has a hair-fine needle threaded into the palm of her hand for electromyography readings, and another woman sits silently wearing an EEG cap. They swipe and tap on the two-screened Duo, and nearby monitors light up with data" —@LaurenGoode
In an interview with OneZero, Amazon’s chief Alexa scientist explains the voice assistant’s complicated new feature
Tom SimoniteHow deep can the explanations go?
"Alexa, explain why you claimed not to understand the question when I asked you to explain why you gave the weather forecast in response to my demanding an explanation for why you played 'Never Gonna Give You Up?'"