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Three Big Tech Players Back Out of Facial Recognition Market

By John P. Desmond, AI Trends Editor In the span of 72 hours, both IBM and Amazon backed out of the facial recognition business this...

Work Underway to Assess and Rate AI Model Transparency

By AI Trends Staff We hold these truths to be self-evident: a machine learning model is only as good as the data it learns from....

AI Can Save Journalism, or AI Will Replace Journalists – Which is It?

By John P. Desmond, AI Trends Editor AI can potentially save journalism, or AI is going to take over some writing and take away even...

AI Careers: Kesha Williams, Software Engineer, Continues Her Exploration

By John P. Desmond, AI Trends Editor We recently had a chance to catch up on the career of...

AI Is Watching You Work, With Mixed Results

By AI Trends Staff  Advances in AI and sensors are providing new ways to digitize manual labor, giving managers...

Executive Interview: Dr. David Bray, Director, Atlantic Council

COVID-19 Pandemic Has Accelerated the Rate of Change Dr. David Bray is the Inaugural Director of the new global...

IEEE Initiative on Ethical Design Is Making Headway

By John P. Desmond, AI Trends Editor A three-year effort by hundreds of engineers worldwide resulted in the publication in March of 2019 of Ethically...

AI Transparency, Fairness Get Boost with Naming of Prof. Judea Pearl of UCLA

By AI Trends Staff Efforts to further AI transparency and fairness got a boost recently with the naming of Prof. Judea Pearl of UCLA as...

Clinical Data Sharing for AI: Proposed Framework Could Rouse Debate

By Deb Borfitz, Senior Science Writer A group of doctors from Stanford University has proposed a framework for sharing clinical data for artificial intelligence (AI)...

Vatican, DoD Weigh in on Ethical AI Principles in Same Week

By AI Trends Staff The Vatican and the Department of Defense both took stances on AI ethics last week. The Department of Defense on Monday held...




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