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Climate Tech Needs Machine Learning, Says PAW Climate Conference Chair
  Straight from the horse’s mouth – the founding...
Predictive Policing: Six Ethical Predicaments
  Originally published in KDNuggets. This article is based...
Measuring Invisible Treatment Effects with Uplift Analysis
  Models make predictions by identifying consistent correlations in...
Machine Learning: Business Leaders Must Take an Enlightening Look Under Its Hood (New Training Program)
  In this article, I identify unmet learner needs...

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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, I say the Americanized version of my name: “Claw-dee-ah.” Finally, Siri recognizes it. Having to adapt our way

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...

Research Summary: Health Care, Capabilities, and AI Assistive Technologies

 Originally published in MAIEI, May 3, 2020. The adoption of AI-enabled solutions in the healthcare industry has accelerated with the ongoing pandemic and while there are a lot of concerns raised, most quite aptly, there is a...

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