S5:E5 - DeepMind’s XLand, Android 12 Beta's Camera Switches, a Colorism Issue With Face Filters, and a Senior’s Robot Companion


In this episode, we talk about social media face filters perpetuating colorism, and about a new companion robot for the elderly. Then we talk about DeepMind’s new exciting AI training tool, XLand, with Max Jaderberg, senior staff research scientist at DeepMind. And then we speak with Suzanne Aitchison, software engineer and accessibility specialist here at Forem, about Android 12 beta’s “Camera Switches,” which lets users control their phone with facial expressions.

Show Notes Scout APM (DevNews) (sponsor) How Digital Beauty Filters Perpetuate Colorism What beta testing a robot at age 81 taught me about friendship Open-Ended Learning Leads to Generally Capable Agents Android’s latest accessibility feature lets you control your phone with facial expressions



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