Artificial intelligence has succeeded in recognizing faces, but only caucasians. IBM will allow developers to use their face recognition database to help AI recognize african, asian, and other ethnic groups. It contains more than a million photographs with annotations, which contain information about the person, as well as the location of the photograph. This amount of information is about five times greater than all current databases for teaching AI. A database with about 40,000 photographs of representatives of various small ethnic groups will be provided separately. IBM hopes that using this database AI will get rid of bias algorithms when analyzing photos of people from around the world.
The biggest problem in getting help for homeless people is their lack of documents. The American program «MyPass» proposes to solve this problem with the help of a blockchain. It has been operating since February in Austin, Texas. Thanks to «MyPass», people have access to all available public services: medical exams, social assistance, recording test results, etc. And medical care has become many times faster because all of a person’s information is collected in one place and appears immediately. You do not need to store a long digital key, which you can also lose, to use «MyPass». It is sufficient to create a password. A similar system is used by the UN in working with refugees.
The American military-industrial corporation, Lockheed Martin, has provided the US Army a prototype of the exoskeleton ONYX for testing. The exoskeleton is equipped with artificial intelligence which helps all parts of the skeleton to work in unison with the movements of a person. Thanks to the device, soldiers can move faster in difficult terrain and carry more equipment. The exoskeleton was not only created for the military, but also for employees engaged in heavy physical work, as well as people who deal with the consequences of diseases or accidents. The device fits snugly against the body thanks to bending elements, and also creates additional protection with the help of hard parts. Such a design provides mobility of the exoskeleton and is suitable for most tasks where a person moves. The Lockheed developers claim that if, under normal conditions, a soldier can squat up to 30 times while caryying a load of about 80 kg, but with the help of an exosuit the soldier will be able to squat 70 times. The development of the ONYX system is still undergoing tests and has not been completed yet.