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Elon Musk Predicts Artificial General Intelligence In 2 Years. Here’s Why That’s Hype
 Originally published in Forbes, April 10, 2024 When OpenAI’s...
Survey: Machine Learning Projects Still Routinely Fail to Deploy
 Originally published in KDnuggets. Eric Siegel highlights the chronic...
Three Best Practices for Unilever’s Global Analytics Initiatives
    This article from Morgan Vawter, Global Vice...
Getting Machine Learning Projects from Idea to Execution
 Originally published in Harvard Business Review Machine learning might...

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AI Hype: the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

 The Good: American economist Robert Shiller wrote of economic bubbles in his best-selling book, Irrational Exuberance. Shiller illuminates “why it is so difficult for smart money to profit by betting against bubbles.” He writes that “psychological contagion promotes a mindset that justifies the price increases, so that participation in the bubble might be called almost rational.” Artificial

AI in Health and Medicine

 Originally published Nature Medicine, Jan 20, 2022. Abstract Artificial intelligence (AI) is poised to broadly reshape medicine, potentially improving the experiences of both clinicians and patients. We discuss key findings from a 2-year weekly effort to track...

Sharing Learnings From the First Algorithmic Bias Bounty Challenge

 Originally posted on Twitter Engineering, Sept 21, 2021. In October 2020, people on Twitter raised concerns that the saliency model we used to crop images didn’t serve all people equitably. Shortly thereafter, we published our algorithmic bias assessment which...

Amazon Reimagines In-Store Shopping with Amazon Style

 Originally published in Amazon News/Retail, Jan 20, 2022. Our first-ever physical apparel store offers a personalized, convenient shopping experience where Amazon’s technology and operations make it easy for customers to find styles they love at great prices....

IRS Will Require Facial Recognition Scans to Access Your Taxes Online

 Originally published in GIZMODO, Jan 19, 2022. Editor’s note: This article has been updated to clarify that you can still file and pay taxes without logging into an IRS account or providing biometric data. This contradicts information...

Book Review: AI Can’t Come “First”

  A note from Executive Editor Eric Siegel: In this book review, Rich Heimann concludes that the concept of “AI First” only perpetuates the fallacy of AI as a single solution, not to mention continuing the hype...

The Movement to Hold AI Accountable Gains More Steam

 Originally published in Wired, Dec 2, 2021. A New York City law requires algorithms used in hiring to be “audited” for bias. It’s the first in the US—and part of a larger push toward regulation. Algorithms play...

The Witcher 3 Mod Elicits Concern from Voice Actors

 Originally published in GameRant, June 27, 2021. Video game voice actors express concern about technological advances that may see the use of AI-generated voices in games, as in a Witcher 3 mod. Voice acting for video games...

The Shift to Generalized AI to Better Identify Violating Content

 Originally published in Meta AI, Nov 9, 2021. Addressing content that violates our Community Standards and Guidelines is one of the top priorities at Meta AI. Over the past five years, AI has become one of the...

Facebook Says Its New AI Can Identify More Problems Faster

 Originally published in Wired, Dec 8, 2021. The “Few-Shot Learner” system doesn’t need to see as many examples to identify troublesome posts, and it works in more than 100 languages. A recent trove of documents leaked from Facebook demonstrated how...

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