Global Warming, Sexual Predators, Voter Information, Pornographic Deepfakes, Business Risks and AI & Robotics

This week we start with an article on how researchers are using satellite data to predict the impact of global warming. The next piece is about a Japanese database of all babysitters convicted of sexual assaults. This is followed by news on Iran and Russia obtaining U.S. voter registration information. We have included a story on an AI tool generating pornographic deepfakes of more than 100,000 women. Following is an article on the significance of data analytics and AI in assessing business risks better. Lastly, we have a piece on how we may enhance our skills in particular areas to tackle potential mass unemployment due to robotics and AI.

Investors Gauge Future Climate Risks With Satellite Imaging

The world was watching end-of-days scenes: ­Firefighters in yellow jackets, blurry against a copper sky, battled to push back walls of flames. Veterinarians tended to badly burned koalas and kangaroos. Dazed survivors picked through the ruins of their torched houses.

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Japan to create database to prevent sexual predators from babysitting

Japan’s health ministry will create a database of babysitters who have been convicted of sexual assault to prevent them from continuing to work with children unbeknownst to parents and local municipalities.

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Iran and Russia obtained US voter registration data, officials say

National security officials announced Wednesday that Iran and Russia obtained voter registration information that could support efforts to interfere in the 2020 presidential election. The officials also confirmed that Iran sent threatening emails designed to intimidate voters.

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A Deepfake Porn Bot Is Being Used to Abuse Thousands of Women

Pornographic deepfakes are being weaponized at an alarming scale with at least 104,000 women targeted by a bot operating on the messaging app Telegram since July. The bot is used by thousands of people every month who use it to create nude images of friends and family members, some of whom appear to be under the age of 18.

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Meet modern compliance: Using AI and data to manage business

In June 2020, when the U.S. Department of Justice (DoJ) issued updated guidance on how to evaluate corporate compliance programs, it came with a clear mandate to companies: Compliance programs must use robust technology and data analytics to assess their own actions and those of any third parties they do business with, from the point of engagement onward.

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These 6 skills cannot be replicated by artificial intelligence

The COVID-19 crisis is going to accelerate a number of changes and transformations in human society. Notably, the pandemic is expected to significantly accelerate the Fourth Industrial Revolution. This is because the coronavirus crisis forced people to stay at home and minimize contact to contain the spread of infection. As a result, contactless technology will become even more widespread in society.

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