Four short links: 8 November 2019
Probabilistic Scripting, Static Analysis, Visual Forensics, and Uninformed Consent
- Probabilistic Scripts for Automating Common-Sense Tasks — In this talk, I’ll introduce a new declarative-programming approach for automating common-sense reasoning tasks: probabilistic scripting. A talk from Strange Loop.
- Infer — Facebook’s open source static analysis tool — if you give Infer some Java or C/C++/Objective-C code, it produces a list of potential bugs.
- VFRAME — Visual Forensics and Metadata Extraction is a computer vision toolkit designed for human rights researchers. It aims to bridge the gap between state-of-the-art artificial intelligence used in the commercial sector and make it accessible and tailored to the needs of human rights researchers and investigative journalists working with large video or image datasets.
- (Un)informed Consent: Studying GDPR Consent Notices in the Field — Most GDPR consent forms come with pre-checked boxes. Cut to section 4.5, “Survey Results,” of this paper for the (not at all) astonishingly low number of people who will click a checkbox to get personalization: 0.4%. (via Arvind Narayanan)