Fooling Big Brother – As face-recognition technology spreads, so do ideas for subverting it | Science and technology | The Economist

January 23, 2020

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In 2010, for instance, as part of a thesis for a master’s degree at New York University, an American researcher and artist named Adam Harvey created “cv [computer vision] Dazzle”, a style of make-up designed to fool face recognisers. It uses bright colours, high contrast, graded shading and asymmetric stylings to confound an algorithm’s assumptions about what a face looks like. To a human being, the result is still clearly a face. But a computer—or, at least, the specic algorithm Mr Harvey was aiming at—is ba ed. …
An even subtler idea was proposed by researchers at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Indiana University Bloomington, and Alibaba, a big Chinese information-technology rm, in a paper published in 2018. It is a baseball cap tted with tiny light-emitting diodes that project infra-red dots onto the wearer’s face. Many of the cameras used in face-recognition systems are sensitive to parts of the infra-red spectrum. Since human eyes are not, infra-red light is ideal for covert trickery.
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https://www.economist.com/science-and-technology/2019/08/15/as-face-recognition-technology-spreads-so-do-ideas-for-subverting-it


90377 Sedna – Wikipedia

January 23, 2020

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/90377_Sedna

10th planet!


Podcast – Cat is out of the bag…

January 22, 2020

https://newsroom.cnb.com/en/business/exit-strategy/mitchell-kaneff-next-gen-family-business-leaders.html


Back to Basics: Naive Bayes Demystified | Towards Data Science

January 20, 2020

https://towardsdatascience.com/back-to-basics-naive-bayes-demystified-8c21dc47f566


Helen Mirren, Olivia Colman lend voices to Turtle Journey from Aardman Animations and Greenpeace.

January 20, 2020

https://slate.com/culture/2020/01/aardman-animations-turtle-journey-greenpeace-olivia-colman.html


Walking in Memphis – Wikipedia

January 20, 2020

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walking_in_Memphis

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“Walking in Memphis” is a song composed and originally recorded by American singer-songwriter Marc Cohn, for whom it remains his signature song
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A watershed moment for protein structure prediction

January 20, 2020

https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-019-03951-0


We may finally know what causes Alzheimer’s – and how to stop it | New Scientist

January 20, 2020

https://www.newscientist.com/article/2191814-we-may-finally-know-what-causes-alzheimers-and-how-to-stop-it/
gum disease – Alz connection


A roadmap for the next decade in cancer research | Nature Cancer

January 20, 2020

https://www.nature.com/articles/s43018-019-0015-9


IMDB paper- revisited

January 20, 2020

IEEE awarded the IMDB paper “Test of Time” award and invited authors to write a revisit paper.

Can be found here:
http://randomwalker.info/publications/de-anonymization-retrospective.pdf