Linear Labs, a startup developing an electric motor for cars, scooters, robots, wind turbines and even HVAC systems, has raised $4.5 million in a seed round led by Science Inc. and Kindred Ventures. Investors Chris and Crystal Sacca, Ryan Graves of Saltwater Ventures, Dynamic Signal CEO Russ Fradin, Masergy executive chairman and former-CEO Chris MacFarland, […]View More Linear Labs’ next-gen electric motor attracts $4.5 million in funding
Tetrate, a company bringing commercial services and support to the open source projects –Istio and Envoy — providing network management functions for the microservices that make up modern mobile applications, has launched with $12.1 million in new financing. The company, founded by top engineers at Google who started the Istio project, raised its initial financing […]View More Tetrate nets $12.1 million to bring microservices to the corporate masses
A independent report commissioned by the UK government to examine how competition policy needs to adapt itself for the digital age has concluded that tech giants don’t face adequate competition and the law needs updating to address what it dubs the “novel” challenges of ‘winner takes all’ platforms. The panel also recommends more policy interventions […]View More Competition policy must change to help startups fight ‘winner takes all’ platforms, says UK report
If your face has ever appeared in a photo on Flickr, it could be currently training facial recognition technology without your permission.
As per a report by NBC News, IBM has been using around one million images from the image-hosting platform to train its facial recognition AI, without the permission of the people in the photos.
In January, IBM revealed its new “Diversity in Faces” dataset with the goal to make facial recognition systems fairer and better at identifying a diverse range of faces — AI algorithms have had difficulty in the past recognising women and people of colour. Read more…View More Your social media photos could be training facial recognition AI without your consent
Responding to Elizabeth Warren’s call to regulate and break up some of the nation’s largest technology companies, the venture capitalists that invest in technology companies are advising the presidential hopeful to move slowly and not break anything. Warren’s plan called for regulators to be appointed to oversee the unwinding of several acquisitions that were critical […]View More Venture investors and startup execs say they don’t need Elizabeth Warren to defend them from big tech
Security researchers at IBM have found, reported and disclosed 19 vulnerabilities in five popular visitor management systems, which they say can be used to steal data on visitors — or even sneak into sensitive and off-limit areas of office buildings. You’ve probably seen one of these visitor check-in systems before: they’re often found in lobbies […]View More Flawed visitor check-in systems let anyone steal guest logs and sneak into buildings
In this special edition of MashTalk, Mashable sits down with Dario Gil, COO of Research at IBM, at CES 2019.
Gil details IBM’s latest announcement of IBM Q System One, the world’s first commercial quantum computer, and explains why widespread use and…
D-Wave, the well-funded quantum computing company, today announced its next-gen quantum computing platform with 5,000 qubits, up from 2,000 in the company’s current system. The new platform will come to market in mid-2020. The company’s new so-called Pegasus topology connects every qubit to 15 other qubits, up from six in its current topology. With this, […]View More D-Wave announces its next-gen quantum computing platform
Bassem Hamdy has been in the construction business for a long time. He spent the last few years at the construction software business Procore, now a $3 billion dollar company developing technology for the construction industry, and now Hamdy is ready to unveil his next act as chief executive and co-founder of Briq, a new […]View More Briq, the next building block in tech’s reconstruction of the construction business, raises $3 million
When it comes to the cloud market, there are few known knows. For instance, we know that AWS is the market leader with around 32 percent of market share. We know Microsoft is far back in second place with around 14 percent, the only other company in double digits. We also know that IBM and […]View More Google and IBM still trying desperately to move cloud market share needle
Screen time for kids, corporations allegedly not paying people from underrepresented groups and IBM offers some hope for the future of facial recognition technology: These are the topics that Megan Rose Dickey and I dive into on this week’s episode of Mixtape. According to research by psychologists from the University of Calgary, spending too much […]View More Mixtape Podcast: Oracle’s alleged $400M issue with underrepresented groups
Encoding biases into machine learning models, and in general into the constructs we refer to as AI, is nearly inescapable — but we can sure do better than we have in past years. IBM is hoping that a new database of a million faces more reflective of those in the real world will help.View More IBM builds a more diverse million-face dataset to help reduce bias in AI