Google Street View’s ability to calculate car accident risks is digital tech writ large | John Naughton

A new study suggests that machine-learning software, used in conjunction with Street View, can provide more accurate insurance premiumsGoogle Street View is one of the wonders of the contemporary world. It’s a product of the arrogance, ambition, chutzp…

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Google Street View’s ability to calculate car accident risks is digital tech writ large | John Naughton

A new study suggests that machine-learning software, used in conjunction with Street View, can provide more accurate insurance premiumsGoogle Street View is one of the wonders of the contemporary world. It’s a product of the arrogance, ambition, chutzp…

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Amazon staff listen to customers’ Alexa recordings, report says

Staff review audio in effort to help AI-powered voice assistant respond to commands When Amazon customers speak to Alexa, the company’s AI-powered voice assistant, they may be heard by more people than they expect, according to a report.Amazon employee…

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Automation threatens 1.5 million workers in Britain, says ONS

Women and part-timers most at risk, while supermarket checkout jobs fall by 25%About 1.5 million workers in Britain are at high risk of losing their jobs to automation, according to government estimates, with women and those in part-time work most affe…

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