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As Governments Adopt AI, Little Oversight and Lots of Danger

By James Hendler, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Artificial intelligence systems can – if properly used – help make government more effective and responsive, improving the lives of...

AI Recognition Software Making a Business of Your Face

Facial recognition software is a powerful technology that poses serious threats to civil liberties. It’s also a booming business. Today, dozens of startups and tech...

Despite Concerns, AI Making Inroads in Human Resources

It’s no longer shocking that human resources departments use artificial intelligence. In fact, according to Littler's 2018 Annual Employer Survey, 49 percent said they use...

Here Are the Real Reasons Tech Struggles with Algorithmic Bias

ARE MACHINES RACIST? Are algorithms and artificial intelligence inherently prejudiced? Do Facebook, Google, and Twitter have political biases? Those answers are complicated. But if the question...

How to Tackle AI’s Problem with Bias

One of the problems in society that AI decision-making was meant to solve, was bias. After all, aren’t computers less likely to have inherent...

How Google’s Jigsaw Is Trying to Detoxify the Internet

By Rob Marvin, Associate Features Editor, PC Magazine The internet can feel like a toxic place. Trolls descend on comment sections and social media threads to hurl...

IBM Research: Many AI Systems Are Trained Using Biased Data

AI systems are only as good as the data we put into them. Bad data can contain implicit racial, gender, or ideological biases. Many...

It is Our Responsibility to Make Sure Our AI is Ethical...

By Andy Thurai, Emerging Technology Strategist, Oracle Cloud Infrastructure A group of teachers successfully sued the Houston Independent School District (HISD) in 2017 claiming their Fourteenth...

UK Report Urges Action to Combat AI Bias, Ensure Diversity in...

The need for diverse development teams and truly representational data-sets to avoid biases being baked into AI algorithms is one of the core recommendations...

5 Trends That Will Dominate 2018 as AI Scales Up

2017 saw an explosion of machine learning in production use, with even deep learning and artificial intelligence (AI) being leveraged for practical applications. "Basic analytics...