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  • Dancing with the gods of deception
    At a time when everyone is encouraged to tell their stories,  those whose job has been to tell other people stories have been battered.  Doubly assaulted by shrinking budgets and rising incredulity, its community has found no better response than repeatedly going after each other throats in the corridors of Twitter. From accusations of sexual […]
  • This is not a press release
    The stock photo industry has been devastated. From various newsletters and blogs, some very insightful, it is down to almost zero, if only for a few survivors. Even bulletin boards, populated mainly by microstock shooters, seem to have lost all steam. Is it that all has been said and written or that there is just […]

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Clearview AI does well in another round of facial recognition accuracy tests.

In results announced on Monday, Clearview, which is based in New York, placed among the top 10 out of nearly 100 facial recognition vendors in a federal test intended to reveal which tools are best at finding the right face while looking through photos of millions of people. on 23 Nov 2021
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What do pigs say when humans are away?

Innovative AI solutions coupled with existing surveillance camera systems enable farmers to efficiently distribute their valuable time. Once these cameras and software systems are deployed at scale in pens, they provide coverage around the clock. on 22 Nov 2021
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Waldo brings its ad-free, private photo-sharing service direct to consumers

Waldo, a photo-sharing platform that has historically targeted businesses, schools, camps, sports leagues and other organizations, is capitalizing on the growing anti-Facebook sentiment to promote its newly launched consumer product. The company today is introducing a service aimed at private photo-sharing among family and friends, which it’s promoting as an “ad-free, non-toxic” and private alternative to mainstream social sites, like Facebook and Instagram. on 18 Nov 2021
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Facet Raises $13M to Build its Browser-Based Content Aware Photo Editor

Facet, an API and browser-based content-aware artificial intelligence (AI) photo editor, has raised $13 million in a Series A round of funding to continue to build tools that have a chance to seriously shake up the photo editing space. on 18 Nov 2021
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Facebook, Citing Societal Concerns, Plans to Shut Down Facial Recognition System

Facebook plans to shut down its decade-old facial recognition system this month, deleting the face scan data of more than one billion users and effectively eliminating a feature that has fueled privacy concerns, government investigations, a class-action lawsuit and regulatory woes. on 03 Nov 2021
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