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Facebook, police team up to train AI to spot livestreamed shootings     – CNET
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Police will be sending in first-person footage of firearms training to help Facebook detect videos posted by shooters.

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SpaceX's Train of Satellites Creates Temporary 'Mega-Constellation'
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“SpaceX’s unorthodox card-dealing launch of 60 Starlink broadband satellites has led to an unusual viewing opportunity for skywatchers — and an occasion to wonder about the impact of such mega-constellations on the natural night sky,” reports GeekWire: A video captured by satellite-watcher Marco Langbroek in the Netherlands sums up the awe… It didn’t take long […]

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IBM, and Some Other Companies Did Not Inform People When Using Their Photos From Flickr To Train Facial Recognition Systems
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IBM and some other firms are using at least a million of images they have gleaned from Flickr to help train a facial recognition system. Although the photos in question were shared under a Creative Commons license, many users say they never imagined their images would be used in this way. Furthermore, the people shown […]

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Trump creates American AI Initiative to boost research, train displaced workers     – CNET
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The order is designed to protect American technology, national security, privacy and values when it comes to artificial intelligence.

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Congressional App Challenge Director Rachel Décoste: Get on Board the Tech Train
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“Coding is one of the most in-demand skills. There’s a myth out there that you need to have this skill only if you work with computers, but as society develops, you’re going to see coding in every field. This is a skill that’s needed in all job sectors,” said Rachel Décoste, director of the Congressional […]

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San Francisco train service plans to run solely on clean energy
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Commuter trains are already somewhat eco-friendly by their nature (you're less likely to need a car, after all), but the San Francisco Bay Area's train system is taking things one step further. BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit) has unveiled a policy that…

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South Korea's sound barrier-chasing train, and more in the week that was
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Tesla's Gigafactory is spitting out lithium-ion batteries at breakneck pace, but the automaker isn't stopping there. Elon Musk just announced plans to give the factory a $350 million upgrade so that it can manufacture electric motors and gearboxes fo…

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Every Dutch train now runs on wind power     – CNET
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It may sound like a mnemonic device, but it’s really just a very impressive step forward in renewable energy targets.

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Going underground: The Royal Mail’s great London train squeeze
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Uber cars, Amazon drones? Pah! Driverless deliveries from a different age Geek’s Guide to Britain  For the last 13 years, a tiny train tunnel running through the centre of London has remained empty and unused, maintained by just four engineers. But these engineers don’t work for Transport for London or Network Rail – they work […]

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