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Jun 16, 2023

Men with anxiety disorders have reduced bone mineral density in their lumbar spine and femoral neck

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, health, neuroscience, privacy

A study in Australia found that men with anxiety disorders tended to have reduced bone mineral density in their lumbar spine and femoral neck bones. This association was found even when controlling for sociodemographic, biometric and lifestyle factors, other diseases, and medication use, but disappeared when participants with a history of mood disorders were excluded from the sample. The study was published in Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica.

Bone mineral density refers to the quantity of minerals, primarily calcium and phosphorus, present in a segment of bone. It serves as an indicator of bone strength and density.

Studies have shown that certain psychiatric disorders might negatively impact bone health. These include unipolar depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia and anorexia nervosa. A meta-analytic review of 21 studies conducted in 2016 reported a very clear link between depression and reduced bone mineral density in several regions.

Jun 8, 2023

Google’s Password Manager gains biometric authentication on desktop

Posted by in categories: mobile phones, privacy, robotics/AI, security

Google’s aiming to make it easier to use and secure passwords — at least, for users of the Password Manager tool built into its Chrome browser.

Today, the tech giant announced that Password Manager, which generates unique passwords and autofills them across platforms, will soon gain biometric authentication on PC. (Android and iOS have had biometric authentication for some time.) When enabled, it’ll require an additional layer of security, like fingerprint recognition or facial recognition, before Chrome autofills passwords.

Exactly which types of biometrics are available in Password Manager on desktop will depend on the hardware attached to the PC, of course (e.g. a fingerprint reader), as well as whether the PC’s operating system supports it. Beyond “soon,” Google didn’t say when to expect the feature to arrive.

Jun 4, 2023

Car-Free Cities Are the Future, Biometrics Reveal

Posted by in categories: privacy, transportation

Advanced tools for tracking people’s eye movements and facial expressions can be used to design better places.

May 22, 2023

Apple is working on its own AI large language model and restricting employees from using ChatGPT over privacy concerns, report says

Posted by in categories: privacy, robotics/AI

In the company’s quarterly earnings call earlier this month, CEO Tim Cook said Apple is planning to “weave” AI into its products, per The Independent. But he also cautioned about the future of the technology.

“I do think it’s very important to be deliberate and thoughtful in how you approach these things,” he said, per Inc. “And there’s a number of issues that need to be sorted as is being talked about in a number of different places, but the potential is certainly very interesting.”

Apple is also telling some employees to limit their use of ChatGPT and other external AI tools, according to an internal document seen by the Journal. That includes the automated coding tool Copilot, from the Microsoft-owned GitHub.

May 8, 2023

Threat level AI: NSA encourages use of AI to keep up with foreign adversaries

Posted by in categories: internet, privacy, robotics/AI, security

The intelligence community is mulling over how AI can pose a threat to national security.

The world is captivated by the rise of artificial intelligence (AI) tools like ChatGPT. And they have proved their worth in providing human-like answers to complex questions or even writing a research paper. While there are issues like ‘hallucination’ or grabbing and spouting out incorrect information from the internet, nations are concerned with a more significant issue when it comes to AI.

The intelligence agencies are now mulling over how AI can pose a threat to national security.

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May 1, 2023

GPT AI Enables Scientists to Passively Decode Thoughts in Groundbreaking Study

Posted by in categories: privacy, robotics/AI

Using AI to read people’s thoughts? 😀


In a groundbreaking study, scientists employ a ChatGPT-like AI model to passively decode human thoughts with unprecedented accuracy, unlocking new potential in brain imaging and raising privacy concerns.

Apr 7, 2023

AI Safety: OpenAI bares its efforts to ensure how its models work for humans

Posted by in categories: privacy, robotics/AI

Addresses doubts about data privacy and factual inaccuracies in AI responses.

OpenAI, the creator of the chatbot ChatGPT, has publicly spoken about the safety of AI and how it tries to keep its products safe for its users. The company had come under criticism following privacy breaches and started approaching the problem by rapidly releasing new iterations of its models.

Last week, Italy became the first Western country to put a temporary ban on the use of ChatGPT, citing privacy concerns.

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Mar 31, 2023

ChatGPT is banned by Italian regulators in the country

Posted by in categories: privacy, robotics/AI

It is as weird as Saudi Arabia giving an AI citizenship.

Italy is the first Western country to prohibit the advanced chatbot ChatGPT according to authorities. The Italian data protection authorities expressed privacy concerns about the model, which was developed by the US start-up OpenAI and is supported by Microsoft.

Authorities also accused OpenAI of failing to verify the age of its ChatGPT users and of failing to enforce laws prohibiting users over the age of 13. Given their relative lack of development, these young users may be exposed to “unsuitable answers” from the chatbot, according to officials.

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Mar 24, 2023

JP Morgan to pilot payment services using palm or face recognition in the US

Posted by in categories: privacy, security

Following this trial, the bank will offer this service to its larger base of US merchant clients.

JP Morgan has announced plans to pilot biometric-based payments at select US retailers. It is one of the world’s largest payment-processing companies.

Pilot program roll-out.

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Mar 3, 2023

Galea: The Bridge Between Mixed Reality and Neurotechnology

Posted by in categories: augmented reality, neuroscience, privacy

Conor russomanno, founder and CEO of openbci eva esteban, embedded software engineer at openbci

Galea is an award-winning platform that merges next-generation biometrics with mixed reality. It is the first device to integrate a wide range of physiological signals, including EEG, EMG, EDA, PPG, and eye-tracking, into a single headset. In this session, Conor and Eva will provide a live demonstration of the device and its capabilities, showcasing its potential for a variety of applications, from gaming to training and rehabilitation. They will give an overview of the different hardware and software components of the system, highlighting how it can be used to analyze user experiences in real time. Attendees will get an opportunity to ask questions at the end.

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