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San Francisco bans city use of facial recognition technology tools

May 23rd, 2019 at 12:37 am » Comments Off

San Francisco bans city use of facial recognition technology tools Pedestrians walk along Post Street in San Francisco. The city became the first in the United States to ban facial recognition technology by police and city agencies. (Justin Sullivan / Getty Images) Concerned that some new surveillance technologies may be too intrusive, San Francisco became […]



MIT AI model is ‘significantly’ better at predicting breast cancer

May 13th, 2019 at 10:41 am » Comments Off

The model can find breast cancer earlier and eliminates racial disparities in screening. MIT researchers have invented a new AI-driven way of looking at mammograms that can help detect breast cancer in women up to five years in advance. A deep learning model created by a team of researchers from MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial […]



The new digital divide is between people who opt out of algorithms and people who don’t

May 8th, 2019 at 11:53 am » Comments Off

Every aspect of life can be guided by artificial intelligence algorithms—from choosing what route to take for your morning commute, to deciding whom to take on a date, to complex legal and judicial matters such as predictive policing. Big tech companies like Google and Facebook use AI to obtain insights on their gargantuan trove of […]



AI Ethics: Seven Traps

May 7th, 2019 at 11:20 am » Comments Off

  The question of how to ensure that technological innovation in machine learning and artificial intelligence leads to ethically desirable—or, more minimally, ethically defensible—impacts on society has generated much public debate in recent years. Most of these discussions have been accompanied by a strong sense of urgency: as more and more studies about algorithmic bias […]



Very risky business: the pros and cons of insurance companies embracing artificial intelligence

May 6th, 2019 at 11:24 am » Comments Off

The enabling technology for insurers to use AI is the ‘ecosystem’ of sensors known as the internet of things. It’s a new day not very far in the future. You wake up; your wristwatch has recorded how long you’ve slept, and monitored your heartbeat and breathing. You drive to work; car sensors track your speed […]



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