The TSA may expand its facial recognition ID system, Adobe expands on creations created with generative AI, and vendors selling stolen data products on darknet markets had more than $140 million in revenue.
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The TSA may expand a pilot program of its facial recognition recognition system to include airports nationwide next year. As of now, the system is currently being used in 16 domestic airports across the United States. according to reports from insider And The Washington Post, the TSA’s use of the controversial technology, which relies on “live photos” for your driver’s license photo, was originally introduced at DC’s Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport because of COVID-19. Since its launch, it has now expanded to Los Angeles International Airport, Dallas–Fort Worth Airport, and Orlando International Airport. The tech is currently opt-in, with passengers walking up to a kiosk, putting in their ID, and scanning their face. Instead passengers are able to optionally select a standard TSA screening process.
Source: business Insider
Adobe is opening up its stock image service to creations created with generative AI programs like Dall-E and Stable Diffusion. At its Max conference in October this year, Adobe said it sees AI as a complement, not a replacement for human artists. However, many artists see emerging AI manufacturing tools as a threat to jobs or a legal minefield. But the latest news from Adobe suggests that it will now accept submitted images from artists who have used generative AI on the same terms as other works. According to axios, the company required artists to indicate any generative AI programs they used. Earlier this year, Getty Images said it would no longer accept contributions using generative AI, citing legal risks.
One Ars Technica The report found that several thousand vendors selling tens of thousands of stolen data products on 30 darknet marketplaces had more than $140 million in revenue over an eight-month period. Darknet markets are known for selling illegal products. The company learned more about the stolen data being sold. Overall, there were over 2000 vendors who advertised at least one of the 96,672 product listings across 30 marketplaces. The marketplace recorded 632,207 sales in these markets, generating approximately $140 million in total revenue.
Source: Ars Technica
a study published in science advance Laser light therapy has been shown to be an effective way to improve short-term memory. Scientists from the University of Birmingham in the UK and Beijing Normal University in China demonstrated that the non-invasive therapy can improve short-term or working memory in people by up to 25 percent. The treatment is applied to an area of the brain. Known as the right prefrontal cortex, which is an important area for memories. In their experiment, the team showed how working memory improved among research participants after several minutes of treatment.
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