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How AI Will Help Keep Time at the Tokyo Olympics
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How AI Will Help Keep Time at the Tokyo Olympics

“In volleyball, we're now using cameras with computer vision technologies to track not only athletes, but also the ball,” says Alain Zobrist, head of Omega Timing. “So it's a combination where we use camera technology…

The All-Seeing Eyes of New York’s 15,000 Surveillance Cameras
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The All-Seeing Eyes of New York’s 15,000 Surveillance Cameras

A new video from human rights organization Amnesty International maps the locations of more than 15,000 cameras used by the New York Police Department, both for routine surveillance and in facial-recognition searches. A 3D model…

Twitter’s Photo Crop Algorithm Favors White Faces and Women
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Twitter’s Photo Crop Algorithm Favors White Faces and Women

Last fall, Canadian student Colin Madland noticed that Twitter’s automatic cropping algorithm continually selected his face—not his darker-skinned colleague—from photos of the pair to display in tweets. The episode ignited accusations of bias as a…