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Industry News

Training Self-Driving Cars for $1 An Hour

 Originally published in RestoftheWorld.org, Aug 3, 2021. To master the roads, autonomous vehicles need lots of data. Workers everywhere from Kenya to Venezuela are providing it. Every day for over four years, Ramses woke up in his home in Barquisimeto, Venezuela, turned on his computer, and began labeling images that will help make self-driving cars

Researchers: Instagram ‘Bullied’ Us Into Halting Algorithmic Research

 Originally published in Gizmodo, Aug 13, 2021. For the second week in a row, Facebook killed a project meant to shed light on its practices. A Berlin-based nonprofit studying the ways in which Instagram’s algorithm presents content...

How AI Will Help Keep Time at the Tokyo Olympics

 Originally published in Wired, July 24, 2021. Omega, the official timekeeper of the Games, is now using computer vision and motion sensors for events like swimming, gymnastics, and beach volleyball. Timing of Olympic races has not always...

Why Schools Need to Abandon Facial Recognition, Not Double Down On It

 Originally published in Fast Company, July 23, 2021. With the loosening of COVID-19 restrictions and the end of summer quickly approaching, schools are preparing to welcome students back into their classrooms for in-person learning. With that transition...

Elon Musk Just Now Realizing That Self-Driving Cars are a ‘Hard Problem’

 Originally published in The Verge, July 5, 2021: Tesla CEO Elon Musk is finally admitting that he underestimated how difficult it is to develop a safe and reliable self-driving car. To which the entire engineering community rose...

Tencent Uses Facial Recognition to Ban Kids Gaming Past Bedtime

 Originally published in Bloomberg, July 8, 2021. In the latest bid to curb video-game addiction in China, tech giant Tencent Holdings Ltd. has launched a facial recognition system to stop minors gaming into the night. The initiative will prevent...

The Human-Devoid AI-Powered Saildrone Surveyor Ship Just Made it to Hawaii From SF

 Originally published in The Register, July 9, 2021. A human-free autonomous boat known as the Saildrone Surveyor has successfully sailed from San Francisco to Hawaii to cross the Pacific Ocean while mapping the topography of the seabed,...

GitHub and OpenAI Launch a New AI Tool That Generates its Own Code

 Originally published in The Verge, June 29, 2021. GitHub and OpenAI have launched a technical preview of a new AI tool called Copilot, which lives inside the Visual Studio Code editor and autocompletes code snippets. Copilot does more...

Walmart’s AI is Getting Smarter About Grocery Delivery

 Originally published in TechCrunch, June 24, 2021. It’s no surprise that the coronavirus pandemic has changed the way we shop, especially when it comes to groceries. Grocery delivery apps experienced a record number of downloads in March 2020, and...

LinkedIn’s Job-Matching AI Was Biased. The Company’s Solution? More AI

 Originally published in MIT Technology Review, June 23, 2021. ZipRecruiter, CareerBuilder, LinkedIn—most of the world’s biggest job search sites use AI to match people with job openings. But the algorithms don’t always play fair. Years ago, LinkedIn...

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