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New AI Model From Facebook, Michigan State Detects & Attributes Deepfakes

Deepfake technology allows for the easy digital transplant or manipulation of real faces, enabling users to depict, for instance, politicians saying things they never said. For many AI researchers – and many national s Read more…

Analytics Show Facebook Coddling Trump’s Falsehoods

Former president and formerly prolific tweeter Donald Trump has been banned from most major social media sites since the days following the attack on the U.S. Capitol. In the intervening weeks, many of those sites have b Read more…

How AI Accelerates the Fight Against Fake News

Microchips in coronavirus vaccines. Pedophile rings in pizza restaurants. Jewish space lasers. The Internet--bless its heart--has always suffered from its share of wacky wingnuts and conspiracy theories. But in the wake Read more…

Busted: Google Remains Atop List of GDPR Fines

If the best way to get someone’s notice is to hit them in the pocketbook, then European regulators have the full attention of data giants like Google. The €50 million ($56 million) fine levied against Google (NASD Read more…

Alluxio Looks to Bring Data Closer to Presto Engine

Alluxio, the cloud data orchestration specialist, is the latest vendor to join the Presto Foundation, which is shepherding the popular open source distributed SQL query engine. Presto was launched by Facebook (NASDAQ: Read more…

Presto Moves Under Linux Umbrella

An SQL query engine developed by Facebook and moved earlier this year to a non-profit development group is now being hosted by the Linux Foundation. The new Presto Foundation is seen as a way to scale the popular dist Read more…

Big Data, Big Problems? Responsible Data Management in 2019

If 2018 taught us one thing about data collection, it would be the existence of a distinct and profound line between companies using data for good and those whose business model relies on its exploitation. As Facebook ge Read more…

Ethical Data Science Is Good Data Science

There’s no doubt about it: The future will be machine driven, and central to this future are the advanced algorithms, which are fueled by the data they’re trained on. Every ad you see, every car driving itself, every Read more…

Are Strict New Data Regulations In the Offing?

Following an extraordinary week of testimony by Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Capitol Hill, the possibility of stricter data regulations in the United States is more plausible than ever. A groundswell of support to giv Read more…

Big Data Backlash: A Rights Movement Gains Steam

In the aftermath of the Cambridge Analytica data mining scandal, there's a growing chorus of AI leaders calling for a data rights movement that would overhaul the ownership structure for digital assets. In addition to pr Read more…

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