Author: Jacob Cordova

Affective Computing

MEET Affective Computing WHY? Affective computing is the process of utilizing biometrics in AI to detect human emotions and even someone’s state of mind. This is obviously a revolutionary application of AI, but now the law is starting to catch up and for the first time lawmakers are questioning whether this can be validly used by the government for homeland security issues. Many academics have their opinion, but this issue is most likely just the tip of the iceberg as we start to see AI’s ability to absorb, digest, and interpret data we – human beings – cannot even...

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Bug Bounties

MEET Bug Bounties WHY? Large tech companies have always utilized bug bounty programs to enlist the support of well-intentioned hackers to spot bugs in their software. Now, large companies such as Twitter, Microsoft, and Nvidia are using bug bounties to find flaws in their AI algorithms. Any hacker who can create a virus that bypasses the algorithms designed to stop them will receive a financial reward from many participating tech...

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Pentagon’s AI

MEET the Pentagon’s AI Fortune Teller WHY? I’m sure we’ve all wanted to ask Zoltar what our future has in store for us, and thanks to recent developments by the Pentagon, we might actually have the groundwork laid out for us. The Pentagon has unveiled a unique AI that can “see events days in advance.” By inputting data gathered from censors spread across the globe, this new algorithm can spit out the events that are most likely to transpire. While this is still a military tool intended to prevent tragedies from ever happening in the first place, who knows...

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MEET OnPatrol WHY? Facial recognition software is nothing new to law enforcement, but OnPatrol’s newest program raises the bar. Instead of relying on clunky interfaces and distant cameras, OnPatrol uses the cameras on law enforcement officers’ uniforms and phones to provide real time alerts when the facial recognition finds a...

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MEET Skai WHY? Major brands are preparing for the return to in-person events and festivals by using AI for valuable business insights on consumer behavior and to forge deeper consumer connections. Estee Lauder utilized Skai, an advanced analytics company, to predict makeup trends for festivals such as Lollapalooza, Summerfest, Bonaroo, and Pitchfork. Analyzing over 13,000 data sources across the internet (including social media) Skai predicted the following beauty and fashion trends for this year:  Sequins & Sparkles:  Shopper and influencer discussions increased by up to 400% Bright, Neon, and High-Intensity Colors:  Shopper discussions and reviews increased by up to...

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