Category: Technology Consultant

Illinois Democrat calls for new committee focused exclusively on information technology

Congress needs a new committee that focuses exclusively on information technology, Rep. Bill FosterGeorge (Bill) William FosterWorking together to effectively address patient identification during COVID-19 Britain to infect healthy individuals with coronavirus for vaccine trials Pelosi, Mnuchin continue COVID-19 talks amid dwindling odds for deal MORE (D-Ill.) said Thursday at an event hosted by The Hill.

Foster, a member of the House Science, Space and Technology Committee, told The Hill’s Steve Clemons that the growing IT sector means Congress needs more resources so that it can be nimble in its responses to issues facing the industry.

“Information technology has

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Huawei, AI firms filed to patent tech that could identify Uighurs, report says

Surveillance cameras are mounted on a post at Tiananmen Square as snow falls in Beijing, China, on Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019.

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GUANGZHOU, China — A new report reveals patent applications belonging to Huawei and a group of China-based artificial intelligence companies for systems that can detect people who are part of a Muslim minority group.

The ethnic Uighurs, who live mostly in China’s west, have been identified by the United Nations, United States, United Kingdom and others as a repressed group. Authorities allegedly use widespread surveillance technology to monitor the region’s Uighur population.

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CES panel explores new space technology and research

The next generation of space exploration is coming, and with it the next generation of space research and technology.

Space represents an out-of-this-world opportunity for research and development, and the International Space Station continues to play a significant role in how microgravity conditions can help humans better understand space and their own world.

CNN space reporter Rachel Crane hosted a CES panel on Wednesday that probed these topics.

Astronauts at the station conduct experiments around the clock at the station, ranging from cellular, physical and material science, said Serena Auñón-Chancellor, a NASA astronaut and physician who spent nearly 200 days

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The Capitol siege and facial recognition technology.

In a recent New Yorker article about the Capitol siege, Ronan Farrow described how investigators used a bevy of online data and facial recognition technology to confirm the identity of Larry Rendall Brock Jr., an Air Force Academy graduate and combat veteran from Texas. Brock was photographed inside the Capitol carrying zip ties, presumably to be used to restrain someone. (He claimed to Farrow that he merely picked them up off the floor and forgot about them. Brock was arrested Sunday and charged with two counts.)

Even as they stormed the Capitol, many rioters stopped to pose for photos and

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How Can Technology Unlock Ad Creativity?

CEO, Ad-Lib Digital a next generation Creative Management Platform. We make it easier to do relevant advertising at scale.

When the usual pundits talk about the impact of technology on advertising, they often refer to the data and algorithmic equations that have changed media buying from a model that used to focus primarily on buying at scale to a model based on driving measurable results. Targeting and retargeting, programmatic bidding, use of first- and third-party data and loads of other signals allow an unprecedented ability to constantly optimize media to drive results.

All this technology has led to a

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