Could machine learning outweigh human surveillance in Apple Music?

Could machine learning outweigh human surveillance in Apple Music? (Bloomberg / Getty Images)Hello, National Backchannel. Steven here. Have fun at the end of the summer (though who is happy about that?). This week I wrote about Apple and AI. If you’ve followed Backchannel, you know we covered it closely the proliferation of machine learning, as … Read more

Trump now inherits an extended surveillance state

During his last week in office, President Obama has made some good moves for his facility. He transferred 10 Guantanamo detainees to Oman. He reduced Chelsea Manning’s prison sentence. He donated his child’s swing set to a shelter in DC. And then it was his decision to significantly increase the surveillance state. On January 12, … Read more

Inside China’s surveillance pursuit of the Uighurs

Although Turkey has traditionally served as a protector of the Uyghurs, whom they consider a relative of the Turks, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan in recent years has been reluctant to speak up. Uyghurs when trade relations with China improve. (Likewise, the Trump administration has declined to Chinese press on human rights issues in Xinjiang when … Read more

How a Chinese AI giant makes chat – and surveillance – easy

Consumer products are important to iFlytek, but about 60% of its profits come from what is described in the company’s 2019 semi-annual report as “government subsidy projects. “. These include “intelligent crime investigation assistant system”, as well as big data support for the Shanghai city government. Such projects provide access to data. Jeffrey Ding, a … Read more