🕵️♀️ The Power and Pitfalls of AI for US Intelligence
Plus: Microsoft Plans to Eliminate Face Analysis Tools in Push for 'Responsible A.I.', Twitter to expand into long-form content with upcoming Twitter Notes feature, and more…
The Power and Pitfalls of AI for US Intelligence. From cyber operations to disinformation, artificial intelligence extends the reach of national security threats that can target individuals and whole societies with precision, speed, and scale. As the US competes to stay ahead, the intelligence… (Alexa O'Brien / WIRED)
Microsoft Plans to Eliminate Face Analysis Tools in Push for 'Responsible A.I.'. For years, activists and academics have been raising concerns that facial analysis software that claims to be able to identify a person's age, gender and emotional state can be biased, unreliable or invasive — and shouldn't be sold. (Kashmir Hill / The New York Times)
Twitter to expand into long-form content with upcoming Twitter Notes feature. In what could be one of Twitter's more significant changes since doubling the character count from 140 to 280 characters, the company is preparing to launch a new feature that would support the direct… (Sarah Perez / TechCrunch)
GitHub's AI-powered Copilot will help you write code for $10 a month. Microsoft-owned GitHub is launching its Copilot AI tool today, which helps suggest lines of code to developers inside their code editor. GitHub originally teamed up with OpenAI last year to launch a preview of Copilot, and it's generally available… (Tom Warren / The Verge)
Mega says it can't decrypt your files. New POC exploit shows otherwise. In the decadegat since larger-than-life character Kim Dotcom founded Mega, the cloud storage service has amassed 250 million registered users and stores a whopping 120 billion files that take up more than 1,000 petabytes of storage. A key selling… (Dan Goodin / Ars Technica)
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