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Crawford, Kate, Roel Dobbe, Theodora Dryer, Genevieve Fried, Ben Green, Elizabeth Kaziunas, Amba Kak, Varoon Mathur, Erin McElroy, Andrea Nill Sánchez, Deborah Raji, Joy Lisi Rankin, Rashida Richardson, Jason Schultz, Sarah Myers West, and Meredith Whittaker. AI Now 2019 Report . New York: AI Now Institute, 2019, https://ainowinstitute.org/AI_Now_2019_Report.html . Extract: 2.4 AI and the Climate...
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A federal court has ruled that the National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence is an agency subject to the Freedom of Information Act. EPIC has sought to make the activities of the AI Commission open to the public, and EPIC sued the Commission when it ignored EPIC’s FOIA request. In subsequent briefing, EPIC made clear that the Commission is...
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Nov 22, 2019 | Original story from Stanford University Artificial intelligence has moved into the commercial mainstream thanks to the growing prowess of machine learning algorithms that enable computers to train themselves to do things like drive cars, control robots or automate decision-making. But as AI starts handling sensitive tasks, such as helping pick which prisoners...
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Excerpts only, for the full article please see: https://mybroadband.co.za/news/cloud-hosting/328531-the-future-of-data-centres-in-africa.html?source=newsletter Sanjay Kumar Sainani, SVP & CTO of Huawei’s Global Data Center Business: Modern data centre design Sainani explained that modern data centres are designed and built quite differently from just a few years ago. “If you were to ask an IT manager what systems he needs...
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Source: https://www.wired.com/story/opinion-ai-for-good-is-often-bad/ 11.18.2019 Trying to solve poverty, crime, and disease with (often biased) technology doesn’t address their root causes. Excerpt: “While AI for good programs often warrant genuine excitement, they should also invite increased scrutiny. Good intentions are not enough when it comes to deploying AI for those in greatest need. In fact, the fanfare...
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Article by Molly Callahan November 15, 2019 Snippet: In 2018, a Russian state-run news agency announced that Russian forces had deployed a remote-controlled robotic tank to Syria. Despite all this, Haner and Garcia found that there is little oversight or regulation when it comes to developing autonomous weapons, and even less public discourse about it. “These things are happening...
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Hudson Institute Streamed live on Nov 14, 2019 The onset of 5G wireless technology will transform how we use the Internet and interact with other technologies, from the smart grid and AI to driverless cars. The United States and China are engaged in a global struggle for 5G supremacy. The Chinese telecom equipment giant Huawei...
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21 Oct 2019 Experts representing a diversity of views on autonomous weapons systems collaborate on a realistic policy roadmap By Ronald Arkin, Leslie Kaelbling, Stuart Russell, Dorsa Sadigh, Paul Scharre, Bart Selman and Toby Walsh Editor’s Note: The debate on autonomous weapons systems has been escalating over the past several years as the underlying technologies evolve to...
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Report: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1CFFQh0fmtOvGoIl1bw6URoW9rSLyZiB9/view Digital sobriety’ can halt tech-fuelled global warming, says report 5 March 2019 By Michael Le Page Our tech addiction is cooking the planet. The manufacture and use of smartphones, computers and TVs will produce 4 per cent of global greenhouse gas emissions by 2020 and 8 per cent by 2025. That is the conclusion of a...
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Source: https://www.forbes.com/sites/kalevleetaru/2019/08/06/we-need-to-better-educate-the-public-about-ais-limitations/#51266eb260bb by Kalev Leetaru Excerpts Deep learning’s magic-like capabilities mask its very real limitations. To the general public, AI systems stand poised to sweep aside humanity itself, with algorithms replacing human workers and killer robots ready to run amok. Policymakers rush to consider legislation for self-aware machines, the future of capitalism in a job-free world...
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