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Facial Recognition
11.18.2019 Trying to solve poverty, crime, and disease with (often biased) technology doesn’t address their root causes. Designed to mitigate poaching, Intel’s TrailGuard AI still won’t detect poaching’s likely causes: corruption, disregarding the rule of law, poverty, smuggling, and the recalcitrant demand for ivory. PHOTOGRAPH: CAROLYN VAN HOUTEN/THE WASHINGTON POST/GETTY IMAGES Excerpt: “While AI for good...
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Justin Haner is a doctoral candidate at Northeastern who studies autonomous weapons systems. Photo by Ruby Wallau/Northeastern University 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...
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Imagine you’re taking an online business class — the kind where you watch video lectures and then answer questions at the end. But this isn’t a normal class, and you’re not just watching the lectures: They’re watching you back. Every time the facial recognition system decides that you look bored, distracted, or tuned out, it...
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EMFSA’s August 2019 Newsletter can be viewed at:  https://mailchi.mp/b55f8ead9e08/emfnews   “FOR THE SAFER USE OF TECHNOLOGY”
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Getty Images. GETTY 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...
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Source: https://reallifemag.com/the-algorithmic-colonization-of-africa/ Abeba Birhane July 18, 2019 Abeba Birhane is a PhD candidate in Cognitive Science at University College Dublin. Her interdisciplinary research, which intersects between embodied cognition, digital technology studies, and critical data science, explores the dynamic and reciprocal relationships between individuals, society and digital technologies. She is a contributor to Aeon Magazine and blogs regularly about cognition, AI, ethics...
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