Mashable: The AI Renaissance portrait generator isn’t great at painting people of color

By Morgan Sung2019-07-23 06:03:08 UTC Surprise! Artificial intelligence-generated portraits based off artwork from 15th century Europe… kind of suck at depicting people of color.  Because we’re apparently always ready to hand over our photos for the sake of a trend,…

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TechCrunch: US mobile bank MoneyLion raises $100 million at ‘near unicorn’ valuation

There’s a new fintech startup in the U.S. that is inching closer to the unicorn status. New York City-headquartered MoneyLion, which provides customers both financial advice and access to loans and other services, said today it has raised $100 million…

TechCrunch: Cities must plan ahead for innovation without leaving people behind

Yung Wu Contributor More posts by this contributor To actually change the world, Big Tech needs to grow up From Toronto to Tokyo, the challenges faced by cities today are often remarkably similar: climate change, rising housing costs, traffic, economic…

TechCrunch: FaceApp responds to privacy concerns 

FaceApp, the AI-powered selfie-editing app that’s been having another viral moment of late, has now responded to a privacy controversy that we covered earlier here. We’ve pasted the company’s full statement at the bottom of this post. The tl;dr here…

TechCrunch: Elon Musk’s Neuralink looks to begin outfitting human brains with faster input and output starting next year

Neuralink, the Elon Musk-led startup that the multi-entrepreneur founded in 2017, is working on technology that’s based around ‘threads’ which it says can be implanted in human brains with much less potential impact to the surrounding brain tissue vs. what’s…