Microsoft pulls open facial recognition dataset after Financial Times investigation

Microsoft pulls open facial recognition dataset after Financial Times investigation

Earlier this week, Microsoft removed a database of more than 10 million faces, intended as a test and training dataset for facial recognition algorithms, according to a report by the Financial Times. Known as MS Celeb, the database contained more than 10 million images of roughly 100,000 people, largely scraped from publicly available online sources. While no individual photo in the dataset was difficult to find, the volume of images and the structured data accompanying…

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Uber’s chief operating and marketing officers are both leaving the company

Uber’s chief operating and marketing officers are both leaving the company

Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi has announced that chief operating officer Barney Harford and chief marketing officer Rebecca Messina are both departing the company. In a Friday email to employees, Khosrowshahi said, “over the years, I’ve learned that at every critical milestone, it’s important to step back and think about how best to organize for the future. Given that we’re a month past the IPO, now is one of those times.” The executives are stepping down…

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Here’s what creatives think of the new Mac Pro

Here’s what creatives think of the new Mac Pro

Apple’s new Mac Pro is its most powerful computer ever, with performance specs catered toward creative professionals like visual effects artists, musicians, and filmmakers who need a lot of processing power. Creatives have been asking for a new professional-level computer from Apple since the disappointment of the un-upgradable trash can-looking Mac Pro from 2013, and Apple finally delivered this week with something very pricey and very powerful. But is the new Mac Pro actually what…

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Sony is offering some incredible discounts on PlayStation games this week

Sony is offering some incredible discounts on PlayStation games this week

Sony may be skipping this year’s E3 expo in Los Angeles, but it does have some good news to satiate fans in the form of its annual Days of Play sale. Starting today and lasting 11 days until Monday, June 17th, the sale has some spectacular deals across both Sony’s exclusive lineup of best-selling hits and multiplatform games. This doesn’t just include base games. Sony has expansions, deluxe digital versions, and even virtual reality titles…

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Google must face lawsuit alleging hiring bias against conservatives, judge rules

Google must face lawsuit alleging hiring bias against conservatives, judge rules

Google will have to face a California lawsuit accusing the company of bias against conservative job candidates as part of a legal challenge first brought against the company by James Damore, author of the infamous 2017 “Google memo.” Damore exited the lawsuit last year and entered arbitration with the company. But the suit, which argues Google’s hiring practices are biased against white and Asian people, conservatives, and men, will move ahead after surviving a dismissal…

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EPF withdrawal rules: When can you partially withdraw your PF money

PF members are allowed to fully or partially withdraw balance from their account.To apply for such withdrawal online, the subscriber must have an active UAN (Universal Account Number) Get the latest news and analysis on business, finance, politics from Livemint, the website of the Mint newspaper, one of India’s leading business and financial dailies Powered by WPeMatico

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White House blocked intelligence aide’s written testimony saying human-caused climate change could be ‘possibly catastrophic’

White House officials barred a State Department intelligence official from submitting written testimony to Congress that warned human-caused climate change could be “possibly catastrophic” after State officials refused to excise the document’s references to the scientific consensus on climate change.Washington Post coverage of climate and environment-related issues. Powered by WPeMatico

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