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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 letter submitted to Notices of the American Mathematical Society on June 15. The letter arrived weeks after widespread

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...

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...

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:...

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