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OPLIN 4Cast #673: Big tech denies facial recognition to police, but is that enough?

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Last week, IBM sent shockwaves through the tech world when it announced that it was leaving the facial recognition market entirely. The reasons cited centered…

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OPLIN 4Cast #698: Can you spot the malware in this picture?

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Artificial intelligence applications are getting very good at learning from images, so Intel and Microsoft are exploring a way to convert binary computer code into grayscale pictures. Their A.I. can then scan the images for patterns, and in this way, identify malware with increased accuracy.

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OPLIN 4Cast #697: How is the pandemic affecting edtech?

Posted in 4cast, and education

There’s little doubt that things are unlikely return to exactly as they were before the pandemic. And it made me wonder about the general state of education technology (AKA “edtech”). As it turns out, the path ahead may an interesting mix with some potholes.

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