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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...

San Francisco Lawmaker Proposes to Ban Government Face Recognition

A San Francisco lawmaker is proposing what would be a nationwide first: a complete moratorium on local government use of facial-recognition technology. Introduced by...

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...

Artificial Intelligence vs. a Clever Algorithm – What’s the Difference?

By Akshita Deora Puram, Product Marketing Manager, SmartBear Artificial Intelligence (AI) will revolutionize software testing, making it the most important technology to understand today. AI has...

Beware of Artificial Stupidity

I learned a few things from reading an excerpt from Yuval Noah Harari’s book, 21 Lessons for the 21st Century, published in the October issue...

To Share or Not to Share: That is the Big Data...

Between the disclosures this year about Facebook's lax data sharing policies and the European Union's GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation), a lot of people...

Social Media is Causing Trypophobia

Something is rotten in the state of technology. Amid all the hand-wringing over fake news, the cries of election deforming Kremlin disinformation plots, the calls...

2017: The Year the World Woke up to the Society-Shifting Power...

In less than five years, a 2012 academic breakthrough in artificial intelligence evolved into the technology responsible for making healthcare decisions, deciding whether prisoners should go free, and...

Online Wholesaler Boxed Is Adding Robots And Keeping Its Workers

Boxed, an online wholesaler, is all about convenience. It allows customers to stock up on essentials, from toilet paper to La Croix, save money...

Why Automation and AI are Cool, Until They’re Not

Every day, there's more news about automation, machine learning and AI. Already, some vendors are touting their ability to replace salespeople and even data...