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What do CRA, George Clooney & celebrity chef Guy Fieri have in common? Ask AI... | TechBurst Asia Newsletter Issue #4

The TechBurst Asia Newsletter from Charles Reed Anderson
What do CRA, George Clooney & celebrity chef Guy Fieri have in common? Ask AI... | TechBurst Asia Newsletter Issue #4
I love emerging tech, but damn it can be brutal - especially facial recognition. I have had two facial recognition systems “recognise” me as a “mid-60s caucasian male. I’m old, but not that old!
Then, this week, a new app mistook a photo of me for celebrity chef Guy Fieri (see below). And people wonder why I’m concerned about law enforcement using facial recognition to identify suspects…
Welcome back from your Chinese New Year celebrations - here’s some news to get you back up to speed…
  • NEWS THAT CAUGHT MY EYE: How AI ruined my self esteem, “worst practice” deployment of facial recognition, which country is the most innovative & Bitcoin mining now consumes more energy than Argentina.
  • GIVE ME DATA! - iSIM, eSIM, we all SIM - plus the latest (lack of) IoT Security survey & new stats on Smart Office implementations
  • CHART OF THE WEEK: What do employees miss most from the office? (spoiler alert - it’s not the crappy coffee)
  • CRA RANTS: I debated the future of 5G with M1 & Nokia
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And now it’s time for the news ⬇️ ⬇️ ⬇️

IF facial recognition IS accurate, I need to make some serious life changes
IF facial recognition IS accurate, I need to make some serious life changes
NEWS THAT CAUGHT MY EYE
How Normal People Deployed Facial Recognition on Capitol Hill Protesters
Live facial recognition is tracking kids suspected of being criminals
5G overshadows wireless operators' IoT businesses
South Korea, Singapore lead world in innovation; US drops out of top 10
Bitcoin Mining Now Uses More Electricity Than Argentina
GIVE ME DATA!
iSIM to outstrip eSIM-based device growth over 2020-25
IoT Security Report 2021 - Bridging the Gap
How smart is your office?
CHART OF THE WEEK
#FutureOfWork: We, as employees, are simple people. The fact is we don’t miss the office that much, we miss human contact.
CRA RANTS
DX Leaders Series: Episode 8: 5G: Beyond the Hype
DX Leaders Series: Episode 8: 5G: Beyond the Hype
#5G: I joined Nokia‘s Danial Mausoof & M1’s Willis Sim to discuss what it will take to get 5G to move beyond the hype.
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WHO THE HELL IS CRA?
CRA is one of Asia’s leading technology industry innovators and thought leaders. His in-depth knowledge of emerging technologies, combined with his understanding of the market demand, provides him with a unique ability to separate industry hype from reality
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