Why NYC is a Great Place to Break into AI

NYC has the highest concentration of AI/ML Jobs in the US

“New York is home to more than 7,000 startups — second in size only to San Francisco. However, when it comes to the concentration of artificial intelligence and machine learning jobs in the market, it looks like NYC even has San Francisco beat. An astonishing 11.6% of job postings on indeed.com are related to AI and machine learning, compared to San Francisco’s 9.6% (according to research compiled by Bloomberg). If you’re looking for a job in the artificial intelligence space, New York is the perfect spot.”

https://blog.insightdatascience.com/why-nyc-is-a-great-place-to-break-into-ai-4acc97133391

IBM: $2B expansion in NY to focus on artificial intelligence

“IBM is announcing plans for a $2 billion expansion in New York state focusing on artificial intelligence hardware.

The Westchester County-based company says that as part of the investment, it will create a center for AI computer chip research and development at the SUNY Polytechnic Institute’s campus in Albany.”

https://wtop.com/national/2019/02/ibm-2b-expansion-in-ny-to-focus-on-artificial-intelligence/

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https://conferences.oreilly.com/artificial-intelligence/ai-ny

A New York City lawmaker is taking on companies that mine your face -FastCompany

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  • “Amazon has lately courted controversy with its Rekognition service, a facial scanning software used by law enforcement agencies like ICE, as well as many of its other cloud customers. Facebook is well known for its facial recognition algorithm, allowing the company to identify users and target ads at them accordingly.
  • Last month, Microsoft’s president called for rules around face recognition, while Google said it would not yet sell facial recognition services for the time being, given the ongoing privacy and ethical concerns.
  • In March, the same month that the Times described MSG’s technology, the ACLU asked 20 of America’s top retailers if they used facial recognition on their customers.
  • All but two of the companies refused to confirm or deny. One company, Ahold Delhaize–a brand that owns supermarkets Food Lion, Stop & Shop, Giant, and Hannaford–responded they did not use face recognition, while the hardware company Lowes said it does use face recognition technology to identify shoplifters.
  • “Since there is no regulation, since there is not even the most basic standards of transparency, we don’t know how widespread the use of facial recognition technology is in New York City or elsewhere in the country–we just don’t know,” he says. ‘Businesses are under no obligation to report on the use of facial recognition technology. I think that is part of the purpose of the bill: to shed light on a world of biometric technology that has historically been hidden from public view.'”

https://www.fastcompany.com/90281673/nyc-face-recognition-law-ritchie-torres