Author: Jordan McGee

We live in a time where people are as passionate as ever about sharing their voice, especially as it pertains to the social justice movements that have swept across the country. That being said, many people want to protest but fear the backlash they might receive for their actions. In the past, people have used blurring techniques to hide people’s identities; however, AI advancements have made deblurring images easier. As a result, a team of researchers from Stanford University created an AI-powered bot that automatically tracks and covers BLM protestors’ faces in photos and videos. The technology places a...

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Elon’s AI Expertise

Many imagine a time where machines will dominate the world, but what many people don’t know is that we may be closer to that reality than we think. Business magnate, industrial designer, engineer, and philanthropist Elon Musk recently predicted AI would be superior to humans within five years. Musk has been one of the leading voices in bringing awareness to the dangers of artificial intelligence. In a direct quote from Musk, he explains that we won’t necessarily be doomed, but “that doesn’t mean that everything goes to hell in five years. It just means that things get unstable or...

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AI in Music Streaming Platforms

The majority of Americans have a subscription to one of the many music streaming services, whether it be Apple Music, Spotify, or Soundcloud, but what many people are not aware of is the presence of AI in one’s listening experience. Machine learning technology has provided these platforms with capabilities such as; creating smooth transitions between songs, adjusting sound volumes, and eliminating dead air. This can especially be seen if one were to listen to a song from the 70s and then follow it up with a current chart-topper. This is because of the vast differences in audio levels between...

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Robot Workers on the International Scale

In a study from 2019 that tracked the density of automated workers per 10,000 manufacturing industries found that South Korea led the international community by a sizable margin with 855. South Korea tops the list because of Samsung Electronics, Hyundai Motor Company, and Kia Motors Corporation. Trailing South Korea is Japan with 364. What was especially interesting was to see the progression that these countries have made since 2017 where both China and South Korea have grown the most. It will be interesting to see the global landscape in five years and if the United States has moved up...

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The Social Dilemma

Over the course of quarantine, a handful of shows have been thrust into the forefront of popular culture. The current program that has captured the attention of the nation is the documentary The Social Dilemma. The documentary uncovers the dark truths behind major social media platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter as former employees of the aforementioned companies explain the various AI techniques these platforms use to keep their users engaged as long as possible. The documentary has already shot into the top five of the most trending shows on Netflix, and it can only be presumed that...

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