Artificial Intelligence

Johns Hopkins’ diagnostic AI spinout comes out of stealth mode: The clinical decision support platform is going on the commercial market and hoping to win the trust of physicians—we unpack why it just might.

The FCC approved Amazon’s request to use radar to track and monitor consumers’ sleeping patterns. Though Amazon has not announced how it will incorporate the tech, Echo users already appear comfortable having smart speakers record them in their bedrooms.

Hackers are using masks, deepfakes, and other facial recognition evasion techniques to illegally claim unemployment benefits. This apparent rise in facial recognition evasion technique could inevitably accelerate an arms race between facial recognition developers and its opponents.

The Japanese firm’s investment in facial recognition startup AnyVision marks its second major funding of the tech since 2018. SoftBank’s investment carries a reputational risk and comes as Big Tech firms are publicly distancing themselves from facial recognition.

The YouTube recommendation algorithm regularly recommends misinformation and other content that violates the company’s own policies per a new study. The findings further highlight the inherent tensions social media companies face when relying on algorithms to both drive and moderate content.

In just five years, the physical framework of banking will be “dead,” according to bank executives around the globe—supplanted by digital ecosystems and supported by emerging technologies.

GM-backed connected car startup Wejo partnered with Microsoft and Palantir to improve its ability to store and analyze data. As connected cars take over roads, processing their treasure troves of data will be increasingly important.

New NHTSA rules would require carmakers to report crashes involving driverless cars or advanced driver assistance systems. Though some supporters claim rigid rules could hinder innovation, regulations will be needed to convince consumers of AV’s safety.

Five years and $50M dollars later, Columbus’, Ohio’s smart city project failed to revolutionize the city. Though the Transportation Dept.-backed project led to incremental mobility gains, growing public privacy concerns have hindered the smart city’s most transformational promises.

Twitter is the latest Big Tech firm to bolster its ethical AI research team with top tech critics. Enacting proposals from these teams could help Big Tech build back its fractured public trust.

The automaker acquired Boston Dynamics for $1.1B and is now the owner of Spot, which should help bolster its ambition to make walking cars.

Amazon’s investments in various AV projects could be the foundation for a bigger move into robotrucking.