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Explainable Machine Learning, Model Transparency, and the Right to Explanation
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Guidebook to the Future of Data Science: How to Navigate the Increasingly Symbiotic Dynamic Between Executives and Universities
 Book Review of Closing the Analytics Talent Gap: An...
Guilty or Not Guilty: Weight of Evidence
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How Machine Learning Works for Social Good
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Industry News

Here’s Why Apple Believes It’s An AI Leader—And Why It Says Critics Have It All Wrong

 Originally published in Ars Technica, Aug 6, 2020. Apple AI chief and ex-Googler John Giannandrea dives into the details with Ars. Machine learning (ML) and artificial intelligence (AI) now permeate nearly every feature on the iPhone, but Apple hasn’t been touting these technologies like some of its competitors have. I wanted to understand more about

On-device Supermarket Product Recognition

 Originally posted on Google AI Blog, Aug 11, 2020. One of the greatest challenges faced by users who are visually impaired is identifying packaged foods, both in a grocery store and also in their kitchen cupboard at...

‘Deepfakes’ Ranked As Most Serious AI Crime Threat

 Originally published in UCL, August 4, 2020. Fake audio or video content has been ranked by experts as the most worrying use of artificial intelligence in terms of its potential applications for crime or terrorism, according to...

Taming the Tail: Adventures in Improving AI Economics

 Originally published in a16z.com, Aug 12, 2020. AI has enormous potential to disrupt markets that have traditionally been out of reach for software. These markets – which have relied on humans to navigate natural language, images, and...

Facebook Showed This Ad Almost Exclusively to Women. Is That A Problem?

 Originally published in Vox.com, July 31, 2020. How Facebook decides which ads to display on your News Feed. In 2019, Facebook settled a lawsuit with civil rights organizations following the revelation that advertisers could use the targeting...

Why Hundreds of Mathematicians Are Boycotting Predictive Policing

 Originally published in Popular Mechanics, July 28, 2020 Some academics are calling the controversial practice a “scientific veneer for racism.” Several prominent academic mathematicians want to sever ties with police departments across the U.S., according to a...

Deepfakes Are Becoming the Hot New Corporate Training Tool

 Originally published in Wired.com, July 7, 2020 Coronavirus restrictions make it harder and more expensive to shoot videos. So some companies are turning to synthetic media instead. This month, advertising giant WPP will send unusual corporate training...

How Pixar Uses AI and GANs To Create High-Resolution Content

 Originally published in VentureBeat, July 17, 2020. As digital animators continue to push the boundaries of technology and creativity, the technical teams that support them are turning to artificial intelligence and machine learning to deliver the tools...

Apple’s AI Plan: A Thousand Small Conveniences

 Originally published in The Verge, June 25, 2020 Because AI is too dumb to do anything else. AI has become an integral part of every tech company’s pitch to consumers. Fail to hype up machine learning or...

MIT Apologizes, Permanently Pulls Offline Huge Dataset That Taught AI Systems To Use Racist, Misogynistic Slurs

 Originally published in The Register, July 1, 2020 Top uni takes action after El Reg highlights concerns by academics. Special report MIT has taken offline its highly cited dataset that trained AI systems to potentially describe people...

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