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Intel researchers propose AI that recognizes faces from thermal images

‘Fundamentally flawed’ study describes facial recognition system designed to identify non-binary people

Last Chance: Register for Transform, VB’s AI event of the year, hosted online July 15-17. In a paper published on the preprint server Arxiv.org, researchers affiliated with Harvard and Autodesk propose enhancing current facial recognition systems’ ability to identify “gender minority subgroups,” such as LGBTQ and non-binary communities. The researchers claim the corpora they created …

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LA’s Kickback is a social shopping app that converts users into marketing channels through cash rewards – TechCrunch

LA’s Kickback is a social shopping app that converts users into marketing channels through cash rewards – News

Frankie Bernstein, the Venice, Calif.-based serial entrepreneur, knows marketing. At his last startup, Markett, Bernstein turned college students into brand ambassadors who were paid by the companies they repped for proselytizing about them on campuses. Now he’s using that knowledge to launch Kickback on iOS and Android. It’s invite-only at this point, but the idea …

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Study finds 195 robot deployments worldwide in response to the pandemic

Study finds 195 robot deployments worldwide in response to the pandemic

Last Chance: Register for Transform, VB’s AI event of the year, hosted online July 15-17. Over 66 different kinds of “social” robots have been piloted in hospitals, health centers, airports, office buildings, and other public and private spaces in response to the pandemic, according to a study from researchers at the Autonomous University of Barcelona …

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ThinkStation P620: Lenovo launches 64-core AMD Threadripper Pro workstation

ThinkStation P620: Lenovo launches 64-core AMD Threadripper Pro workstation

Last Chance: Register for Transform, VB’s AI event of the year, hosted online July 15-17. Lenovo is launching a first for itself and for the workstation industry today: the ThinkStation P620 professional workstation with Advanced Micro Devices’ Ryzen Threadripper Pro 64-core processor. The processor has clock speeds up to 4.0GHz, 128 lanes of PCIe 4.0 …

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Nokia 5G software can upgrade 5 million 4G tower radios without climbs

Nokia 5G software can upgrade 5 million 4G tower radios without climbs

Last Chance: Register for Transform, VB’s AI event of the year, hosted online July 15-17. As 5G networks continue to spread across the world — faster than some predicted, but slower than others might prefer — physically upgrading existing 4G towers has proved to be a significant bottleneck, leading to massive expenses, permitting controversies, and …

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