Tag: AI Weekly

AI Weekly: Recognition of bias in AI continues to grow

Hear from CIOs, CTOs, and other C-level and senior execs on data and AI strategies at the Future of Work Summit this January 12, 2022. Learn more This week, the Partnership on AI (PAI), a nonprofit committed to responsible AI use, released a paper addressing how technology — particularly AI — can accentuate various forms […]

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AI Weekly: UN recommendations point to need for AI ethics guidelines

Hear from CIOs, CTOs, and other C-level and senior execs on data and AI strategies at the Future of Work Summit this January 12, 2022. Learn more The U.N.’s Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) this week approved a series of recommendations for AI ethics, which aim to recognize that AI can “be of great […]

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AI Weekly: Defense Department proposes new guidelines for developing AI technologies

Hear from CIOs, CTOs, and other C-level and senior execs on data and AI strategies at the Future of Work Summit this January 12, 2022. Learn more This week, the Defense Innovation Unit (DIU), the division of the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) that awards emerging technology prototype contracts, published a first draft of a […]

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AI Weekly: Workplace surveillance algorithms need to be regulated before it’s too late

This week, the all-party parliamentary group (APPG) on the future of work, a special interest group of members of parliament in the U.K., said that the monitoring of workers through algorithms is damaging to employees’ mental health and needs to be regulated through legislation. This legislation, they said, could ensure that companies evaluate the effect […]

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AI Weekly: Corporate AI labs’ turn toward commercial research highlights need for investment in basic science

Google’s parent company Alphabet last week launched a subsidiary focused on AI-powered drug discovery called Isomorphic Labs. Helmed by Demis Hassabis, the cofounder of DeepMind, Isomorphic will use AI to identify disease treatments that have thus far eluded researchers, according to a blog post. “Isomorphic Labs [is] a commercial venture with the mission to reimagine […]

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AI Weekly: The intractable challenge of bias in AI

Last week, Twitter shared research showing that the platform’s algorithms amplify tweets from right-of-center politicians and news outlets at the expense of left-leaning sources. Rumman Chowdhury, the head of Twitter’s machine learning, ethics, transparency, and accountability team, said in an interview with Protocol that while some of the behavior could be user-driven, the reason for […]

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AI Weekly: AI model training costs on the rise, highlighting need for new solutions

This week, Microsoft and Nvidia announced that they trained what they claim is one of the largest and most capable AI language models to date: Megatron-Turing Natural Language Generation (MT-NLP). MT-NLP contains 530 billion parameters — the parts of the model learned from historical data — and achieves leading accuracy in a broad set of […]

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AI Weekly: EU facial recognition ban highlights need for U.S. legislation

The Transform Technology Summits start October 13th with Low-Code/No Code: Enabling Enterprise Agility. Register now! This week, The European Parliament, the body responsible for adopting European Union (EU) legislation, passed a non-binding resolution calling for a ban on law enforcement use of facial recognition technology in public places. The resolution, which also proposes a moratorium […]

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AI Weekly: Amazon’s ‘custom’ AI features showcase the potential of unsupervised learning

The Transform Technology Summits start October 13th with Low-Code/No Code: Enabling Enterprise Agility. Register now! As it has for the past several years, Amazon on Tuesday unveiled a slew of new devices including a wall-mounted Echo display, a smart thermostat, and kid-friendly, Alexa-powered video chat hardware. Among the most intriguing is Astro, a two-wheeled home […]

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AI Weekly: Researchers attempt an open source alternative to GitHub’s Copilot

The Transform Technology Summits start October 13th with Low-Code/No Code: Enabling Enterprise Agility. Register now! Let the OSS Enterprise newsletter guide your open source journey! Sign up here. In June, OpenAI teamed up with GitHub to launch Copilot, a service that provides suggestions for whole lines of code inside development environments like Microsoft Visual Studio. Powered by an […]

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