Applications of AI Potpourri: AI curbs sex trafficking, outs potentially gay men, avoids pedestrians and more!
Today's potpourri shows the diverse applications of AI, from addressing social problems, creating unanticipated ones, and increasing efficiency in transportation.
[TechRepublic] Apple's autonomous car software uses neural networks to improve navigation, object detection
Apple scientists are working on a new software called VoxelNet that can help self-driving cars identify pedestrians and cyclists by improving Light Detection and Ranging, without adding additional cameras/sensors. Driving is such an integral part of everyday living that Apple's foray into this space is certainly not surprising.
AI can now determine your sexual orientation by using parameters such as hair combing style, length of hair, shoes, and polo shirts. As humans, I think that we should not be making assumptions about people's sexual orientation based on their appearances. How does that help us in anyway? So, why are we now having AI to do that for us?
The argument here is that sexual robots is a great option for lonely people and that in the future brothels will be staffed with robots.