​Artificial Intelligence deal “biggest yet” for University of Auckland

#ArtificialIntelligence deal “biggest yet” for University of Auckland  #NZ #AI

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  • Artificial Intelligence deal “biggest ” for University of Auckland
  • Intelligent computers that look, think and react like humans are the latest technology being developed at the University of Auckland to become a commercial venture.
  • Dr Sagar won two academy awards for his work on the Avatar blockbuster, and becomes CEO of Soul Machines.
  • The company is developing a completely new user interface between humans and machines, based on technology created by Dr Mark Sagar and his team at the Auckland Bioengineering Institute (ABI) at the University of Auckland.

Intelligent computers that look, think and react like humans are the latest technology being developed at the University of Auckland.
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Blurring sensitive information no longer keeps it safe on the Internet

#Blurring sensitive info no longer safe! #MachineLearning can recover original faces, text

  • It doesn’t technically de-blur the image for humans to see, but it can identify the content of the image by matching it to the original.
  • For some data sets, the neural network was able to correctly identify the YouTube blurred image with 80 or 90% accuracy .
  • The team fed the images into the neural network until it could recognize them at greater than 90% accuracy, then the images were obfuscated with the three methods listed above.
  • Going forward, you might want to simply remove all sensitive information from images with a solid black bar.
  • With mosaic processing, the computer was able to identify the most aggressively pixelated images with 50-75% accuracy.

We have long relied upon simple image manipulation like blurring and pixelation to obscure sensitive information on the internet, but that may not work for much longer. Researchers from the University of Texas at Austin and Cornell Tech have developed a machine learning system that can identify faces and text in images with alarming accuracy. And it wasn’t even very hard to do.
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