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If your image is online, it might be training facial-recognition AI

If your image is online, it might be training facial-recognition AI

For years researchers have turned to the internet to collect and annotate photos of all kinds of objects — including many, many faces — in hopes of making computers better understand the world around them. This frequently means using Creative Commons-licensed images from Flickr, pulling images from Google Image search, snagging them from public Instagram accounts or other methods (some legitimate, some perhaps not).MORE

INTERVIEW: John Jesensky conducts Harry Potter Concert Series at PPAC

INTERVIEW: John Jesensky conducts Harry Potter Concert Series at PPAC

The Providence Performing Arts Center presents the live concert version of “Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets,” Saturday, February 16 at 2 and 8PM. For tickets and information, call the box office at 401.421.ARTS or visit their website at www.ppacri.org.MORE

Drive-Thru Review: 2019 Ram 1500 Limited Crew Cab 4X4

by Paul Zangari, WPRO News* Ram 1500 – the “standard” size pickup from Chrysler – has been redesigned this year, and the one John and I just drove shows why the market for passenger cars isn’t what it used to be. Americans used to drive big, luxurious cars but downsizing hit sedans and wagons in…MORE

“Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” at PPAC good family fun

“Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” at PPAC good family fun

The first North American national tour of “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,” based on the beloved Roald Dahl children’s novel, is at PPAC through Sunday, and in short, it’s the best parts of every adaptation so far rolled into one.MORE

Providence Auto Show This Weekend

Providence Auto Show This Weekend

By Paul Zangari, WPRO News* Exhibit halls on the third and fifth floors of the Providence Convention Center teemed with activity Thursday afternoon as setup for the Northeast International Auto Show kicked into high gear. The annual show – which has been a fixture in Providence for so long that organizers aren’t sure how many…MORE

New moves give Cats a second life at PPAC

Cats runs through Sunday, Jan. 27, at the Providence Performing Arts Center, 220 Weybosset St., Providence. Tickets start at $52 and may be obtained at ppacri.org or by calling 401.421.2787.MORE

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