Asked if he expected a higher adoption rate for the wearable devices or if adoption was hindered by privacy concerns, he pointed to user issues as well as having a device that people could more easily leave in their bags or wear. This, he added, would help drive up participation rate. "But again, I want to come back to my first point that it is not just about technology. You need to make sure that the human remains at the centre of it all. Maintaining trust, respecting privacy, and getting voluntary participation is absolutely essential," said Balakrishnan. … [Read more...] about Singapore looking at wearable devices to support COVID-19 contact tracing
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Sieberg asked about Hollywood, which prompted Gasparav to launch into a rumination about how "it can't be evil," meaning, machines, because "humans still have the monopoly for evil." LeCun observed that people are stuck in scenarios from "Terminator" that he dismissed as unreal. "Ex Machina," he said, is "a beautiful movie, but they get absolutely everything wrong!" Among the things the movie flubs is "this myth of one single genius who will invent AI -- it's just not going to happen that way." … [Read more...] about Artificial general intelligence is a Rorschach Test: Perhaps we need orangutans?
All of this assumes that this round of Nintendo account hijackers either harvested usernames and their matching passwords (which is bad) or found a way to log in to users' accounts without any passwords attached (which is much worse). The potential harm only gets worse if the leak includes payment credentials or home addresses and phone numbers—but we're still waiting to hear whether those leaked. Update, April 21: Hours after the company's European arm issued a statement to Eurogamer, formally asking all of its users to turn on 2FA, a Nintendo of America representative offered a nearly identical statement to Ars Technica: … [Read more...] about 160,000 Nintendo accounts were compromised—including one of ours [Updated]
A kindly AT&T saleswoman approached. When I asked if I could at least take a look at an iPhone SE, she replied they hadn't got the display up yet. She was extremely apologetic. We chatted about the strange circumstances that life had thrown at the world and then wished each other if not a good day, then at least a safe one. … [Read more...] about I went to see Apple’s new phone. T-Mobile did what AT&T couldn’t