Amazon installs AI camera in UK delivery vans

It was reported last year that Amazon had plans to install AI-equipped cameras on its vans in the UK to monitor delivery drivers. According to The Telegraph , the company now has such cameras installed on its vans in the UK. Privacy groups have expressed concern about the use of AI-equipped cameras to monitor delivery drivers along their routes.

Amazon will use two cameras to capture footage inside and on the roads. These cameras are designed to detect road violations and poor driving practices, giving an audio alert, as well as collecting data that Amazon can later use to evaluate drivers.

They won’t permit drivers to be monitored in real-time and won’t record sound. However, they can upload footage to a designated safety team in certain situations. You can be monitored for illegal road behavior, such as speeding or failure to stop.

GMB, the union representing Amazon workers, said that cameras in cabins are unnecessary and distracting. We are against cameras being pointed at drivers while they work. A spokesperson stated that this is surveillance and does not help driver safety.

A spokesperson for Amazon stated to The Telegraph in a statement that the purpose of this technology was to protect drivers and communities.

YouTube is offering new ways for creators to make a living with shorts and online shopping

YouTube is expanding the possibilities for creators to monetize content, interact and create new ideas for their channels. YouTube’s Chief Product Officer, Neal Mohan, teased the features today in and they will be rolling out throughout the year.

YouTube Shorts has a wealth of new features, tools and features. YouTube claims it will roll out new video effects and editing capabilities to creators. It also allows them to reply to comments through creating Shorts — similar to creators on TikTok.

YouTube is also planning to provide new opportunities for creators to monetize Shorts. These include expanding avenues of branded content, Super Chat, and eventually the ability to shop right from a Short.

The company states that the app will allow for shopping to be more widely available. It is also looking at other ways to integrate shopping into the YouTube experience.

YouTube will introduce several other features this year that will assist creators in creating new content. YouTube Studio will feature new insights. This will allow creators and viewers to better understand their audience and generate ideas for videos.

YouTube will allow creators to stream live together. This will help increase interactivity as well as solve the problem that viewers are often short of topics to discuss.

YouTube is also planning to expand the availability of a popular Twitch feature, gifted memberships. YouTube has already begun testing the previously introduced feature. Mohan however writes that YouTube intends to expand this capability in the future.

YouTube will soon launch an integration that will allow you to interact on YouTube with the video you are watching on TV. This integration will work only if both of your devices are signed in to the same account. The viewers will be able to comment, read and share videos using their mobile devices.

The US Copyright Office states that an AI can’t copyright art

The US Copyright Office rejected an application to allow an AI to copyright a piece of art. , a three-member board, reviewed last week’s 2019 ruling against Steven Thaler. Thaler tried to copyright a picture for Creativity machine, an algorithm he claimed was his. The board concluded that Thaler’s AI-created image did not include an element or “human authorship” — which is necessary for protection.

Creativity Machine’s “A Recent Entrance to Paradise,” is the name of its work. Thaler describes it as a “simulated near-death encounter” where an algorithm reprocesses photos to create hallucinatory imagery and a fictional narrative on the afterlife. Importantly, the AI is supposed to do this with very minimal human intervention. This has been a problem for the Copyright Office.

The board declared that copyright is a fundamental element because of “the nexus” between human creativity and the human mind. Although copyright law doesn’t explicitly outline rules for nonhumans, courts have remained skeptical about claims that animals or divinities can benefit from copyright protection. For example, a 1997 decision stated that a book of divine insights could be considered protected if there is (again, apparently) an element or curation by humans. Recently, a court ruled that a monkey cannot sue for copyright infringement. The board stated that the courts had consistently found that non-human expression was not eligible for copyright protection.

It doesn’t necessarily mean art with an AI component is invalid. Thaler stated that humans weren’t involved as his goal was not to infringe on the image but to prove that machine-created work could be protected. (He’s unsuccessfully attempted to show that AIs could patent inventions in America. The board takes his explanation as a given. The board might not grant copyright to a similar work if someone tried it by claiming that it was their creation, executed by a machine. Thaler could also be sued to get a different conclusion.

The Copyright Office emphasizes the importance of human agency in machine-produced work. This conclusion could prove to be a challenge for years to come as AI becomes a larger part of artists’ repertoires.

$1.7million in NFTs stolen during an apparent phishing attempt on OpenSea customers

OpenSea’s large user base was shaken by the theft of hundreds of NFTs by attackers on Saturday. The spreadsheet that was compiled by PeckShield, a blockchain security service, showed 254 tokens were stolen during the attack. This includes tokens from Decentraland Yacht Club and Bored Ape Yacht club.

The attacks targeted 32 people in total, with the majority taking place between 5 PM ET and 8 PM ET. Molly White, the blogger Web3 is Going Great estimated that the stolen tokens were worth more than $1.7 million.

It appears that the attack exploited a flexibility of the Wyvern Protocol. This open-source standard is the basis for most NFT smart contracts. One explanation, linked by Devin Finzer on Twitter, described the attack in two parts. First, the targets signed a partial agreement, which included a general authorization but large sections that were left unfilled. Once the signature was in place, attackers called to their contract and transferred ownership of NFTs without any payment. The attack targets had signed a blank cheque. Once that was done, attackers completed the contract with a call to their own contract, which transferred ownership of the NFTs without payment.

“I checked every transaction,” stated the user who goes under Neso. “They all have valid signatures of the people who lost NFTs. Anyone claiming that they weren’t phished is wrong but they lost NFTs are sadly mistaken.”

OpenSea, valued at $13Billion in a recent funding round has made it the most valuable company of the NFT boom. It provides a simple interface that allows users to browse and bid on tokens, without having to interact directly with the blockchain. This success has been accompanied by significant security problems. The company has faced attacks using poisoned or old tokens to steal valuable user holdings.

OpenSea was updating its contract system at the time of the attack, but OpenSea denies that the attack originated from the new contracts. This vulnerability is unlikely because there are so few targets. Any flaws in the wider platform could be exploited on an even greater scale.

Many details about the attack are still unclear, including the methods used by the attackers to convince targets to sign the half-empty contracts. Devin Finzer, OpenSea CEO, stated that the attacks were not from OpenSea’s websitethe various listing systems or any email from the company. It is possible that there may be a common vector to the attack as hundreds of transactions were done in just hours. However, no link has been found.

Finzer tweeted that “We’ll keep you updated as we learn more regarding the exact nature of this phishing attack.” “If you have any specific information that might be of use, please DM @opensea_support.”