• Optional@lemmy.world
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    9 days ago

    Forbes has learned the shipping and business services company is using AI tools made by Flock Safety, a $4 billion car surveillance startup, to monitor its distribution and cargo facilities across the United States.

    A four Billion dollar start-up? Great googly moogly.

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      Flock Safety, here’s their self description from their website.

      Eliminate Crime in Your Community To solve and eliminate crime – you need evidence. Protect your community, business or school 24/7 with coverage that never sleeps. Empower your law enforcement agency to solve crime faster with Flock’s city-wide safety platform.

      Flock’s city-wide Surveillance platform sounds more like it.

      No wonder it has such a valuation, the government has a raging hardon at the prospect of constant surveillance and monitoring, nationwide.

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      You’re damn right they are worth billions. They synergized cognitive computing via blockchain with AI through sentiment analysis and deep learning. Just wait until they add a touch of intelligent automation, machine learning, predictive analytics, and natural language processing. Chefs kiss this unicorn is gonna be worth trillions.

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      I saw a video from Lehto’s Law about this yesterday. They operate in multiple companies and also work with Kaiser Permanente in the same way they work with FedEx.

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      9 days ago

      If you calculate the worth of any startup company based on projected growth consistent with Amazon, Google, and Facebook every startup is worth billions of dollars.

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        Sure, sure, plus ours is checks notes . . . leveraging . . the power of AL. I mean AI. Yeah we’re totally taking AI, right, and, like, leveraging it. For . . monetization. Next-gen.

        Money, plz

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    I found an article from when FedEx got their own police force. Its a gem. The first line reads “FedEx Corporation is waging war on crime and terrorist threats with its own army of 10 plain-clothes detective-style cops.”

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    7 days ago

    Private police forces seem like an egregious overreach in some sense, but I know every university campus has them too. I guess there should just be judicial oversight on such bodies

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      7 days ago

      in my experience, the state colleges are literal cops and are not private: they are literally the same as city police, with all the privileges and power that comes with it, which makes them subject to the same oversight.

      you’re probably right about private colleges though.