It’s something between ironic and nauseating that Superintendent Tommy Chang and Mayor Marty Walsh are making it look like Verizon, of all entities, is here to save the day.
Softbank, maker of a robot named Pepper that can “read human emotion,” is apparently stepping up its involvement in the AI sector.
The city should pull out of this incipient arrangement.
Last year the Dig revealed that Xerox left a trove of license plate and home address information exposed online.
With a plethora of neoliberal yuppies populating newsrooms in these parts, it’s surprising that more journos, from city desks to oped pages, haven’t run the taxi union out of town already.
"I see the GeoOrbital wheel not only as a way to get more people into biking, but also as a way to make practical biking the norm, rather than the exception.”
“They’re asserting a general police power to capture anybody’s image and process it for law enforcement purposes just in case they later turn out to be guilty of something. That’s not OK.”