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How Bias Ruins A.I. - OneZero - 0 views

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    "To what extent do the decisions of these types of algorithms reflect the conscious or unconscious biases of their creators?"
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I Know Some Algorithms Are Biased--because I Created One - Scientific American Blog Net... - 0 views

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    "Creating an algorithm that discriminates or shows bias isn't as hard as it might seem, however. As a first-year graduate student, my advisor asked me to create a machine-learning algorithm to analyze a survey sent to United States physics instructors about teaching computer programming in their courses."
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How an 18th Century Explorer Can Help Us Understand the Algorithms Taking Over Our World - 0 views

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    "We have become symbiotic with these machines. We feed them with energy and data, and they reward us with a host of services. But our relationship with them goes deeper. There are multiple layers of feedback loops as we shape algorithms and they shape us, at the individual and collective levels. What framework can we turn to to analyze this complex ecosystem?"
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Smartphones could help us track the coronavirus - but at what cost? | John Naughton | O... - 0 views

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    "There's a technology that could be really useful in providing a real-time measure of the effectiveness (or otherwise) of public policy. But it's so intrusive that in "normal" times we would be very hesitant to adopt it. Present times are not normal, though, so we will probably adopt it - perhaps sensibly - "just for the duration of the crisis". And then?"
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YouTube will temporarily increase automated content moderation | Engadget - 0 views

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    "YouTube will rely more on machine learning and less on human reviewers during the coronavirus outbreak. Normally, algorithms detect potentially harmful content and send it to human reviewers for assessment. But these are not normal times, and in an effort to reduce the need for employees and contractors to come into an office, YouTube will allow its automated system to remove some content without human review."
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Computer Scientists Are Building Algorithms to Tackle COVID-19 - 0 views

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    "Computer scientists and machine learning researchers are tackling the pandemic the way they know how: compiling datasets and building algorithms to learn from them."
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Dressing for the Surveillance Age | The New Yorker - 0 views

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    "Apart from biases in the training databases, it's hard to know how well face-recognition systems actually perform in the real world, in spite of recent gains. Anil Jain, a professor of computer science at Michigan State University who has worked on face recognition for more than thirty years, told me, "Most of the testing on the private venders' products is done in a laboratory environment under controlled settings. In real practice, you're walking around in the streets of New York. It's a cold winter day, you have a scarf around your face, a cap, maybe your coat is pulled up so your chin is partially hidden, the illumination may not be the most favorable, and the camera isn't capturing a frontal view.""
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TikTok's Algorithm Shows Unintentional Racial Bias, Researcher Finds - 0 views

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    "Specifically, the question is whether that algorithm is sorting suggestions based on the race of the creator - something TikTok denies it's doing intentionally. But it's another example of the need for more scrutiny into how the app and other social media platforms promote particular creators or content."
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How to Detect Bias in AI - Towards Data Science - 0 views

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    "Bias in Artificial Intelligence (AI) has been a popular topic over the last few years as AI-solutions have become more ingrained in our daily lives."
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Digital Detox #3: Algorithms and Exclusion - TRU Digital Detox 2020 - 0 views

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    "Indeed, a recent working paper in the area of machine learning suggests that the simpler the algorithm, the more likely its outcome will further disadvantage already disadvantaged groups. In other words, our social relationships are complex, and our algorithms should be, too. But in the quest to streamline processes, they aren't always, and that can be a huge problem."
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Scientists use stem cells from frogs to build first living robots | Science | The Guardian - 0 views

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    "The robots, which are less than 1mm long, are designed by an "evolutionary algorithm" that runs on a supercomputer. "
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Why Computers Can Never Generate Truly Random Numbers - 0 views

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    "There are still algorithms involved in true random number generators, and algorithms are never truly random."
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Artificial intelligence identifies previously unknown features associated with cancer r... - 0 views

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    "Rather than being "taught" medical knowledge, the AI was asked to learn using unsupervised deep neural networks, known as autoencoders, without being given any medical knowledge. The researchers developed a method for translating the features found by the AI-only numbers initially-into high-resolution images that can be understood by humans."
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Privacy activists spent a day on Capitol Hill scanning faces to prove that scanning fac... - 0 views

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    "Activists from Fight for the Future prowled the halls of Congress in "jumpsuits with phone strapped to their heads conducting live facial recognition surveillance" to "show why this tech should be banned.""
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Researchers criticize AI software that predicts emotions - CNA - 0 views

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    "The report cited a recent academic analysis of studies on how people interpret moods from facial expressions. That paper found that the previous scholarship showed such perceptions are unreliable for multiple reasons."
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AI expert calls for end to UK use of 'racially biased' algorithms | Technology | The Gu... - 0 views

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    "On inbuilt bias in algorithms, Sharkey said: "There are so many biases happening now, from job interviews to welfare to determining who should get bail and who should go to jail. It is quite clear that we really have to stop using decision algorithms, and I am someone who has always been very light on regulation and always believed that it stifles innovation."
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Teaching Self-Driving Cars to Watch for Unpredictable Humans - 0 views

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    "Game players-like drivers-often have to reach conclusions without full understanding of what the other players-or drivers-are doing. So more researchers are applying game theory to train self-driving cars how to act in uncertain situations."
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Facebook took action on a fake story on white vans - but what about these hoaxes? | Tec... - 0 views

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    "acebook has come under fire this week after a hoax story about women being abducted in white vans went viral on its platform. The site's algorithms are thought to have perpetuated the circulation of the story."
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Amazon's Facial Recognition Misidentified 1 in 5 California Lawmakers as Criminals - VICE - 0 views

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    "In a recent test of Amazon's facial recognition software, the American Civil Liberties Union of Northern California revealed that it mistook 26 California lawmakers as people arrested for crimes. "
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