China wants to shape the global future of artificial intelligence and one way it plans to do that is by setting the technical standards.
CIMON, or Crew Interactive Mobile Companion, is a floating head AI assistant powered by IBM Watson.
…and Big Brother is the machines. Alibaba is planning to wire the entire world with AI.
AI disasters likened to natural disasters. But how do you reasonably assess the risk? (With AI, probably. Snigger)
IBM Research titles this article Mitigating Bias in AI Models, quite generic and laudable a goal, but the real story behind it is more interesting. Apparently, women, and particularly women of color, were underrepresented in facial recognition training models, leading to more errors. So, ultimately, it’s about bias in the training data.
From MIT Technology Review: algorithms are making American inequality worse. My takeaway from this piece is not that it is the algorithms themselves but the thought processes behind them. Algorithms simply optimize the achievement of the goals you set out for. Based on unfair and unjust starting premises, algorithms just make the injustice more efficient.
From IBM Research: Automated analysis of free speech predicts psychosis onset in high-risk youths. This technique uses AI to analyze speech patterns of clinical high risk youths to mark for “poverty of speech” and “flight of ideas.”
AI with 18,000 GPUs develops its own neural networks. The more I read about stuff like this the more I think we’re getting closer to the future of Asimov’s Foundation.
a deep learning technology to reconstruct the true genome sequence from HTS sequencer data with significantly greater accuracy than previous classical methods