[$] Mozilla’s initiatives for non-creepy deep learning

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Jack Moffitt started off his 2019
linux.conf.au
talk by calling attention to Facebook’s “Portal” device. It is,
he said, a cool product, but raises an important question: why would
anybody in their right mind put a surveillance device made by Facebook in
their kitchen?
There are a lot of devices out there — including the Portal — using
deep-learning techniques; they
offer useful functionality, but also bring a lot of problems. We as a
community need to figure out a way to solve those problems; he was there to
highlight a set of Mozilla projects working toward that goal.