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How China brainwashes ethnic minority Uighurs in its mass detention camps

How China brainwashes ethnic minority Uighurs in its mass detention camps

Leaked documents show how China runs its mass detention camps.
‘Cultural Genocide’: Leaked Documents Reveal How China Uses AI, Mass Surveillance to Run Concentration Camps

‘Cultural Genocide’: Leaked Documents Reveal How China Uses AI, Mass Surveillance to Run Concentration Camps

(AP) — The watch towers, double-locked doors and video surveillance in the Chinese camps are there “to prevent escapes.” Uighurs and other minorities held inside are scored on how well they speak the
Here’s why AI deserves the same rights as animals

Here’s why AI deserves the same rights as animals

Universities across the world are conducting major research on artificial intelligence (AI), as are organizations such as the Allen Institute, and tech companies including Google and Facebook. A
Internet Companies Prepare to Fight the ‘Deepfake’ Future

Internet Companies Prepare to Fight the ‘Deepfake’ Future

Researchers are creating tools to find A.I.-generated fake videos before they become impossible to detect. Some experts fear it is a losing battle.
Internet Companies Prepare to Fight the ‘Deepfake’ Future

Internet Companies Prepare to Fight the ‘Deepfake’ Future

Researchers are creating tools to find A.I.-generated fake videos before they become impossible to detect. Some experts fear it is a losing battle.
Internet Companies Prepare to Fight the ‘Deepfake’ Future

Internet Companies Prepare to Fight the ‘Deepfake’ Future

Researchers are creating tools to find A.I.-generated fake videos before they become impossible to detect. Some experts fear it is a losing battle.
China Roundup: Y Combinator’s short-lived China dream

China Roundup: Y Combinator’s short-lived China dream

Hello and welcome back to TechCrunch’s China Roundup, a digest of recent events shaping the Chinese tech landscape and what they mean to people in the rest of the world. Last week, we looked at how

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Text-Savvy AI Is Here to Write Fiction

Text-Savvy AI Is Here to Write Fiction

GPT-2 was once considered “too dangerous” to make public. Now it's taking on National Novel Writing Month.
Facebook confirms facial recognition app, says it was only for internal use

Facebook confirms facial recognition app, says it was only for internal use

Facebook created a facial recognition smartphone app for internal use that was reportedly able to recognize Facebook users and their friends.
AI Weekly: Multimodal learning is in right now — here’s why that’s a good thing

AI Weekly: Multimodal learning is in right now — here’s why that’s a good thing

Despite the advantages of multimodal approaches to machine learning, ABI Research notes that platform companies continue to focus on unimodal systems.
For 10th Small Business Saturday, American Express Opens AR Experience in Retail Tech

For 10th Small Business Saturday, American Express Opens AR Experience in Retail Tech

Small Business Saturday is celebrating a decade in existence with the evolution in retail tech. American Express will open a consumer experience in New York City that uses technology to show what the
Microsoft adds Māori to translator as New Zealand pushes to revitalize the language

Microsoft adds Māori to translator as New Zealand pushes to revitalize the language

The benefits of machine translation are easy to see and experience for ourselves, but those practical applications are only one part of what makes the technology valuable. Microsoft and the government
Facebook trains AI to generate worlds in a fantasy text adventure

Facebook trains AI to generate worlds in a fantasy text adventure

New research from Facebook investigates a machine learning framework that generates worlds in a text-based adventure game.
McKinsey survey: AI boosts revenue, but companies struggle to scale use

McKinsey survey: AI boosts revenue, but companies struggle to scale use

The latest McKinsey Global Survey of business owners found that more businesses are generating revenue as a result of AI but few have scaled usage.
Smart CCTV Networks Are Driving an AI-Powered Apartheid in South Africa

Smart CCTV Networks Are Driving an AI-Powered Apartheid in South Africa

In one of the world’s most racially divided countries, a company called Vumacam is building a nationwide surveillance network that scrutinizes peoples' movements for “unusual behavior.”

IBM Showcases A.I. That Can Parse Arguments In Cambridge Union Debate

Named "speech by crowd," the Debater A.I. groups and summarizes large numbers of disparate arguments made by individuals.

IBM Showcases A.I. That Can Parse Arguments In Cambridge Union Debate

Named "speech by crowd," the Debater A.I. groups and summarizes large numbers of disparate arguments made by individuals.
Why tech companies need philosophers—and how I convinced Google to hire them

Why tech companies need philosophers—and how I convinced Google to hire them

A collective called Transformations of the Human are helping big tech and AI labs to hire philosophers and artists.

Watch Sacha Baron Cohen skewer Zuckerberg’s ‘twisted logic’ on hate speech and fakes

Comedian Sacha Baron Cohen has waded into the debate about social media regulation. In an award-acceptance speech to the Anti-Defamation League yesterday, the creator of Ali G and Borat delivered a