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4 Steps to Ensure Your AI/Machine Learning System Survives COVID-19

 Originally published in KDNuggets, April, 2020. Many AI models rely on historical data to make predictions on future behavior. So, what happens when consumer behavior across the planet makes a 180 degree flip? Companies are quickly seeing less value from some AI systems as training data is no longer relevant when user behaviors and preferences

AI is an Ideology, Not a Technology

 Originally published in Wired.com, March 15, 2020. At its core, “artificial intelligence” is a perilous belief that fails to recognize the agency of humans. A leading anxiety in both the technology and foreign policy worlds today is...

Exploring Gender Imbalance in AI: Numbers, Trends, and Discussions

 Originally pubished in Medium, March 13, 2020 March is Women’s History Month in the US, the UK and Australia, a time to honour women’s sometimes underrated contributions to society. According to the US National Women’s History Museum,...

With Launch of COVID-19 Data Hub, The White House Issues A ‘Call To Action’ For AI Researchers

 Originally published in TechCrunch, March 16, 2020 In a briefing on Monday, research leaders across tech, academia and the government joined the White House to announce an open data set full of scientific literature on the novel...

How AI Could Help Translate the Written Language of Ancient Civilizations

 Originally published in University of Chicago News, March 11, 2020 OI, Computer Science scholars collaborate on program to read cuneiform tablets. Twenty-five centuries ago, the “paperwork” of Persia’s Achaemenid Empire was recorded on clay tablets—tens of thousands...

The 5 Classification Evaluation Metrics Every Data Scientist Must Know. And when Exactly to Use Them?

 Originally pubished in Medium, Sept 17, 2019. What do we want to optimize for? Most of the businesses fail to answer this simple question. Every business problem is a little different, and it should be optimized differently....

Reuters Uses AI To Prototype First Ever Automated Video Reports

 Originally published in Forbes, Feb 7, 2020 AI is coming for journalism. But rather than simply being used to take jobs from writers, Reuters has now shown that it can enhance the scale and personalization of news...

The New Business of AI (and How It’s Different From Traditional Software)

 Originally published in a16z.com February 16, 2020 At a technical level, artificial intelligence seems to be the future of software. AI is showing remarkable progress on a range of difficult computer science problems, and the job of...

Amazon’s A.I. Emotion-Recognition Software Confuses Expressions for Feelings

 Originally published in Medium OneZero, October 29, 2019 People’s faces say a lot less about their emotions than companies think. August, Amazon announced it had improved “accuracy for emotion detection” in its facial-recognition software. Not only could...

Remember FindFace? The Russian Facial Recognition Company Just Turned On A Massive, Multimillion-Dollar Moscow Surveillance System

  Originally published in Forbes.com, January 29, 2020 Built on several tens of thousands of cameras and what’s claimed to be one of the most advanced facial recognition systems on the planet, Moscow has been quietly switching...