Exclusive: IBM releases image data to improve facial recognition AI

IBM thinks making a diverse dataset available will help root out bias.

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Facial recognition software is not ready for use by law enforcement

Recent news of Amazon’s engagement with law enforcement to provide facial recognition surveillance (branded “Rekognition”), along with the almost unbelievable news of China’s use of the…

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The Rule of Law Is Under Attack

The idea of the article is correct. The context is not that clean cut. FBI is great overall, but we have the not so trivial IG released and to be released reports on McCabe and Comey.

That is not even considering the claim that at some point, rather than what could and should have been stopped, it became a setup (including the NSC adviser), knowing where it would go and how it could be institutionally and politically exploited. 

There is a lot of politics but also reactions to a perceived already politicized and abused system.

As a former Department of Justice detailee to the National Security Council, I fully appreciate the value that rule of law brings to this country. Lately, however, I’m finding it harder and harder to watch as our collective rule of law comes under attack

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Defending the Indefensible: A New Strategy for Stopping Information Operations – War on the Rocks

One note, prevention (results driven) is more than just deterrence (consequence driven.)

In the book Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson, malicious viral information is deliberately spread by a nefarious actor to infect computers and people’s brains. The virus is transmitted in a variety of ways: via bodily fluid exchange, exposure by observing code with your eyes, as an injected drug, and via computer

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