Link: UCI team uses machine learning to help tell which wildfires will burn out of control
You know, as we worry about the future of international travel, I'll just put this out there- give me a solid wifi connection and some actual elbow room, and I'd happily spend a couple of days flying home on a solar powered zeppelin instead of taking a jet.
Can you imagine how quiet it would be too?
Like taking a sleeper train through the sky. I'm really about this idea.
@Satsuma The bigger question, IMO, is whether the *subjects* of the photos would have agreed to this use. Not an issue when you're training computers to identify trees, buildings, cars, sheep, birds, etc. but definitely an issue with face recognition - both ethically and legally.
That's also part of the article, but the discussion I've seen so far seems to be focused on "you used my photos!"
@OldBrushNewPaper Yeah, probably true
@Satsuma NYTimes article on how Yahoo used the Flickr Commons collection - which is made up of photos that people CC-licensed - to train machine learning algorithms. And some discussion on Flickr about it.
Yeah, the use that the tech has been put to is in many cases creepy and unethical. But the source data was made up of images that people specifically said, "do whatever you want with this."
I mean, I really don't get this. If someone violated the terms of the CC license you picked, then yeah, that's a problem. If you didn't license it at all, then again, yeah, that's misappropriation of your work, because you haven't given permission.
But if you make the effort to choose a license that preemptively gives people permission?
@hafnia I have two relatives who had names like this. They both just kind of stuck it out.
But I have another who went by her middle name and took the opportunity to make that her official first name when she got married.
RIP, Alexei Leonov.
"Alexei Leonov, a Soviet-era cosmonaut who was the first human to conduct a spacewalk in 1965, died Friday in Moscow aged 85, his assistant said. "He died today in Moscow at the Burdenko hospital after a long illness," Natalia Filimonova told AFP."
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