"Already global competitors in Canada, China, and India, among others, are pouncing at the opportunity to attract well-trained, innovative individuals," they wrote. "And American businesses are scrambling to adjust, hiring needed talent to work in locations outside our nation's borders. The Proclamation did not consider these costs." … [Read more...] about Apple, Facebook, Microsoft and other major companies denounce Trump visa restrictions
Citing the pandemic, the administration has pressed forward with a series of immigration measures that, prior to coronavirus, had struggled to break through. Among those changes is the closure of the southern border to migrants, including those seeking asylum, unless certain conditions are met. … [Read more...] about Apple, Facebook Among Major Companies Denouncing Trump Visa Restrictions
There are risks to this approach. Facial recognition in general has come under growing scrutiny due to concerns about its accuracy. In late 2019, for instance, a different NIST report found extensive racial bias in almost 200 facial recognition algorithms, with racial minorities much more likely to be misidentified than white people. Judging by the results of NIST's latest report on masks, this could be even more of a problem when a computer is relying on much less data about the face than it typically would. … [Read more...] about Think your mask makes you invisible to facial recognition? Not so fast, AI companies say
Polls show that a week out from the once-in-a-generation referendum, so many people are still undecided on how to vote that they alone could determine the outcome. Many in the public have complained that the debate has been confusing, with different data being used by each camp to suit their purposes. … [Read more...] about Brexit: What will immigration look like if Britain leaves the EU?
So let this serve as a warning to any federally appointed board. If you betray American workers, then you will hear two simple words: ‘You’re fired. You’re fired.’ It’s ridiculous. The man is getting $8 million. It’d be interesting to see how much money he made before this. … [Read more...] about Trump Pressure Leads Tennessee Valley Authority Officials to Review CEO’s $8M Salary