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AI and ML in Health Care: A Brief Review
 Of the many disciplines that are active users of...
Visualizing Decision Trees with Pybaobabdt
 Originally published in Towards Data Science, Dec 14, 2021....
Correspondence Analysis: From Raw Data to Visualizing Relationships
 Isn’t it satisfying to find a tool that makes...
Podcast: Four Things the Machine Learning Industry Must Learn from Self-Driving Cars
    Welcome to the next episode of The Machine...

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Russia Uses A.I. to Spread Disinformation About Invasion on Ukraine

 Originally published in Marca, Feb 3, 2022. For over a decade, Russia has been at the forefront of disinformation farms that spread all over the world. Their main goal is to destabilize countries and meddle with election processes where they have a certain level of interest. But using technology to create artificial intelligence is a whole

Paradise Lost: Art Created by AI Is Ineligible for Copyright Protection

 Originally published in JDSupra, March 3, 2022. The US Copyright Office Review Board (“Board”) rejected a request to register a computer-generated image of a landscape for copyright protection, explaining that a work must be created by a...

Good News About the Carbon Footprint of Machine Learning Training

 Originally published in Google AI Blog, Feb 15, 2022. Machine learning (ML) has become prominent in information technology, which has led some to raise concerns about the associated rise in the costs of computation, primarily the carbon footprint,...

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...

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...

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