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Mobile Phone Operators Take Baby Steps to Protect Location Data

I have a slew of other items about AI being used for cool things including seeing around corners, rendering 3D objects from photos, and delivering packages via two-legged robots (creepy!). But let’s get back to reality with a report that several mobile operators were recently caught selling location data with little control over how it was used. The good news is that Verizon, AT&T and Sprint have shut off access to the two companies that were identified as misusing it. The bad news is, they’re still selling it to pretty much anyone else. Apple also recently changed App Store rules to limit app publishers’ access to people’s iPhone contact lists. So maybe this is progress.

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IBM Computer Competes Effectively with Human Debaters

June 19, 2018

I could tell you about Tru Optik’s Cross-Screen Audience Validation (CAV) service, which draws on Tru Optik’s 75 million household database of smart TV viewers to give advertisers detailed information on audience demographics, reach and frequency by audience segment. But I doubt you care. So instead, ponder this: an IBM computer is now competing effectively with human debaters, showcasing skills like marshalling facts and choosing the most effective arguments. In other words: you’ll soon be able to argue with Alexa and lose.

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Real-Time Data Leads to Quicker Growth: Confluent Survey

May 24, 2022

No one really doubts that real-time data is useful, but here’s more concrete data in case you’ve been arguing the point: this Confluent survey of IT leaders finds 63% of companies with widespread access to real-time data showed 10% or higher revenue growth, compared with just 44% of companies with only some access grew as fast.  Integrating multiple data sources was the most common obstacle to real-time access, cited by 60% of respondents.

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