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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
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Guilty or Not Guilty: Weight of Evidence
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How Machine Learning Works for Social Good
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Challenges of Comparing Human and Machine Perception

 Originally published in The Gradient, July 6, 2020 Deep Neural Networks (DNNs) have become very successful in the domain of artificial intelligence. They have begun to directly influence our lives through image recognition, automated machine translation, precision medicine and many other solutions. Furthermore, there are many parallels between these modern artificial algorithms and biological brains:

Speech Recognition Tech Is Yet Another Example of Bias

 Originally published in Scientific American, July 5, 2020. Siri, Alexa and other programs sometimes have trouble with the accents and speech patterns of people from many underrepresented groups. “Clow-dia,” I say once. Twice. A third time. Defeated,...

What a Machine Learning Tool That Turns Obama White Can (And Can’t) Tell Us About AI Bias

 Originally published in The Verge, June 23, 2020 A striking image that only hints at a much bigger problem. It’s a startling image that illustrates the deep-rooted biases of AI research. Input a low-resolution picture of Barack...

Amazon Touts AI for Social Distancing Amid Worker Complaints

 Originally published in Wired.com, June 18, 2020 Facing criticism over workplace safety, the company is using cameras, sensors, and augmented reality to warn employees when they’re too close to one another. Covid-19 sent Amazon scrambling to adapt...

What I Learned From Looking at 200 Machine Learning Tools

 Originally published in Chip Huyen Blog, June 22, 2020 To better understand the landscape of available tools for machine learning production, I decided to look up every AI/ML tool I could find. The resources I used include:...

Who Is Responsible When Autonomous Systems Fail?

 Originally published in CIGIonline.org, June 15, 2020 Elaine Herzberg was killed on the night of March 18, 2018, after she was struck by a self-driving Uber car in Tempe, Arizona. Herzberg was crossing the street with her...

An Algorithm That ‘Predicts’ Criminality Based on a Face Sparks a Furor

 Originally published in Wired.com, June 24, 2020 Its creators said they could use facial analysis to determine if someone would become a criminal. Critics said the work recalled debunked “race science.” In early May, a press release...

Big Tech Companies Back Away From Selling Facial Recognition to Police. That’s Progress.

 Originally published in Vox, June 11, 2020. After IBM, Amazon, and Microsoft upend their facial recognition businesses, attention turns to federal lawmakers. Microsoft president Brad Smith announced on Thursday that his company did not sell facial recognition...

New Facial Recognition Tech Only Needs Your Eyes and Eyebrows

 Originally published in OneZero, May 7, 2020 You won’t be able to hide behind a mask The term “facial recognition” typically refers to technology that can identify your entire face. How that recognition happens can vary, and...

Here’s How Amazon Alexa Will Recognize When You’re Frustrated

 Originally published in OneZero, Sept 27, 2019 OneZero spoke to Rohit Prasad, chief scientist for Alexa, about the new tone-detecting feature. Amazon knows that Alexa doesn’t get everything right, so the virtual personal assistant is picking up...

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