EU wants automated hate speech removal, Faces are the new Oyster Cards
Reports this week revealed that the company behind the Oyster Card Technology is working on a face-based train ticketing system, while Moscow has fitted its massive network of CCTV cameras with facial recognition.
Also, the European Union has released a new document directed at social media giants, demanding that they take more stringent measures against hate speech, terror propaganda and other illegal content posted online.

The European Commission’s new guidelines request that technology companies managing social networks—such as Twitter, Facebook or YouTube— create and adopt novel tools that can automatically detect and take down “illegal content” and also prevent illegal posts from being reuploaded after their removal.

The kind of online stuff the EU wants to do away with comprises hate speech, terrorist or extremist propaganda, posts related to child abuse and copyrighted content— admittedly a mixed bag, which has sparked some criticism.
The guidelines could be followed by legislative measures if the situation does not improve over the next six months.
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Faces are the new Oyster Cards
The company that gave London the Oyster card is working on a new technology that might allow Londoners to use their faces as train tickets. According to WIRED UK, San Diego-based Cubic Transportation System is developing a ticketing system relying on facial recognition to speed up payments and reduce queuing times.
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Moscow CCTVs are now using facial recognition
Moscow is going to pimp up its massive network of CCTV cameras with sophisticated facial recognition software— with the apparent aim of tracking criminals as they roam the city’s streets. The system was created by Russian AI company NTechLab, and it is being rolled out following a pilot programme earlier this year.
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Bill Gates and Elon Musk disagree about AI's dangers
Tesla CEO Elon Musk’s crusade to warn the world about the dangers of Artificial Intelligence is not going down well with his fellow techies.
Microsoft founder Bill Gates said that he and Musk do not see eye to eye about AI’s potential to harm humankind. Musk has repeatedly underlined that strong AI could run amok and kill us off; Gates is much more relaxed on the matter.
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1. Uber CEO’s bid to reverse London ban  (via FT)

Somebody is creating an AI God (via WIRED US)

Slack’s AI embrace (via MIT Technology Review)

Peter Diamandis on tech hype (via Medium)

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