M.E.D. 7.9.18

Inside China’s Dystopian Dreams: A.I., Shame and Lots of Cameras [NYT]

In May, the upstart A.I. company SenseTime raised $620 million, giving it a valuation of about $4.5 billion. Yitu raised $200 million last month. Another rival, Megvii, raised $460 million from investors that included a state-backed fund created by China’s top leadership.

VIDEO/ADV – Apple – You Face Is Your Password [YouTube]

Face ID iPhone X — Memory— Apple

Apple slices into Spotify’s lead in US music market  [FT]

As of last week, Apple had between 21m and 21.5m US subscribers, while Spotify had 22m to 22.5m, according to industry executives. A year ago, Spotify had about 17m US subscribers to Apple’s 13m, these people say.

The Ethics and Governance of Artificial Intelligence [MIT] 

We will explore the proliferation of algorithmic decision-making, autonomous systems, and machine learning and explanation; the search for balance between regulation and innovation; and the effects of AI on the dissemination of information, along with questions related to individual rights, discrimination, and architectures of control.

Timehop was hacked, 21m names, email addresses and phone numbers compromised

Some data was breached. These include names, email addresses, and some phone numbers. This affects some 21 million of our users. No private/direct messages, financial data, or social media or photo content, or Timehop data including streaks were affected.

Facebook pursues AI in bid to ID harmful content. Plus, an AI glossary [AD AGE] (Confidence is low -ed)

Facebook is pouring massive amounts of money and computing power into AI. Its overall R&D budget was $1.3 billion, though it does not disclose how much of that is artificial intelligence

Invisible Mask: Practical Attacks on Face Recognition with Infrared [arxiv.org]

We propose a kind of brand new attack against face recognition systems, which is realized by illuminating the subject using infrared according to the adversarial examples worked out by our algorithm, thus face recognition systems can be bypassed or misled while simultaneously the infrared perturbations cannot be observed by raw eyes