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Please check your data: A self-driving car dataset failed to label hundreds of pedestrians, thousands of vehicles

Roundup It’s a long weekend in the US, though sadly not in Blighty. So, for those of you starting your week, here’s some bite-sized machine-learning news, beyond what we’ve recently covered, if that’s your jam. Check your training data: A popular dataset for training self-driving vehicles, including an open-source autonomous car system, failed to correctly label hundreds of pedestrians and thousands of vehicles. Brad Dwyer, founder of Roboflow, a…

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Everything OK down there in the Oracle trench? Good. Big Red has a cloud-based data science platform for you

Analysis After securing a lofty position in enterprise applications and databases, Oracle has fixed its eyes on data science. And though analysts have expressed doubt about whether Big Red is producing technologies new to the field, its shiny Cloud Data Science Platform might appeal to those already heavily invested in Oracle’s software. Big Red’s pitch is that it will bring cohesion to efforts in data science, allowing practitioners to…

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C’mon SPARCky, it’s just an admin utility update. What could possibly go wrong?

Who, Me? Hey hey hey, it’s Monday! The new week is but a caffeinated beverage away. Come join us in celebrating another Register reader’s flirtation with career-ending disaster with a morning dose of Who, Me? It was the late 1980s, and our contributor, fresh out of university, had inexplicably landed a job as system administrator in a large academic institution. “Scott”, as we’re going to call him, “was pretty…

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It is with a heavy heart we must inform you, once again, folks are accidentally spilling thousands of sensitive pics, records onto the internet

Roundup Everything is insecure and everything is broken, exhibits A through Z: Plastic surgery biz botches storage, leaks patient records A software vendor specializing in record-keeping tools for plastic surgery clinics poorly secured a storage bucket hosted by Amazon Web Services containing hundreds of thousands of sensitive patient photos and records. The team at vpnMentor discovered and reported a public-facing, insecure AWS S3 bucket belonging to NextMotion. The French…

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Good news: Neural network says 11 asteroids thought to be harmless may hit Earth. Bad news: They are not due to arrive for hundreds of years

A neural network has identified eleven asteroids once thought to be benign that may actually come close enough to hit Earth. These 11 space rocks, each measuring more than 100 metres across, are listed in a NASA database as non-hazardous objects. Don’t worry about them, in other words. However, AI software – developed by researchers at Leiden University in the Netherlands, and dubbed the Hazardous Object Identifier – has…

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