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ExamSoft’s remote bar exam sparks privacy and facial recognition concerns

ExamSoft’s remote bar exam sparks privacy and facial recognition concerns

Log OutRead our latest special issue.Sometimes the light Kiana Caton is forced to use gives her a headache. On top of common concerns that come with taking a state bar exam — like passing the test — Caton has to deal with challenges presented by facial recognition technology. She’s a Black woman, and facial recognition tech has a well-documented history of misidentifying women with melanin. Analysis by the and . The European Conference on Computer Vision also recently found .Ok support told me to “sit directly in front of a lighting source such as a lamp.” I’m receiving the same issue...

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Amsterdam and Helsinki launch algorithm registries to bring transparency to public deployments of AI

Amsterdam and Helsinki launch algorithm registries to bring transparency to public deployments of AI

Log OutRead our latest special issue.and today launched AI registries to detail how each city government uses algorithms to deliver services, some of the first major cities in the world to do so. An AI Register for each city was introduced in beta today as part of the Next Generation Internet Policy Summit, organized in part by the European Commission and the city of Amsterdam. The Amsterdam registry currently features a handful of algorithms, but it will be extended to include all algorithms following the collection of feedback at the virtual conference to lay out a European vision of the...

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Congress probes how AI will impact U.S. economic recovery

Congress probes how AI will impact U.S. economic recovery

Log OutRead our latest special issue.AI has the potential to improve human lives and a company’s bottom line, but it can also accelerate inequality and eliminate jobs during the worst U.S. recession since the Great Depression. This dual promise and peril led members of the House Budget Committee to hold a hearing today to discuss the impact of AI on economic recovery, the future of work, and the federal budget.Expert witnesses recommended approaches that ranged from giving people lifelong upskilling accounts to creating regional investment districts and portable benefits.Daron Acemoglu...

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Sep 11
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Tech execs urge Washington to accelerate AI adoption for national security

Tech execs urge Washington to accelerate AI adoption for national security

Log OutWatch every session from the AI event of the yearOn-DemandTech company CEOs may be heading to Washington, D.C. , but this week high-profile executives from companies like Amazon, Microsoft, and Google gave the president, Pentagon, and Congress advice on how the United States can maintain AI supremacy over other nations. Today, the National Security Commission on AI released a , ranging from the creation of an accredited university for training AI talent to speeding up Pentagon applications of AI in an age of .The National Security Council on AI () was created by Congress in 2018 to...

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Jul 23
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MIT researchers train AI to predict how humans paint works of art

MIT researchers train AI to predict how humans paint works of art

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Jun 17
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Google Brain, Intel, and UC Berkeley train robotic surgery AI with videos

Google Brain, Intel, and UC Berkeley train robotic surgery AI with videos

Researchers from Google Brain, Intel AI Lab, and UC Berkeley have created , an AI model capable of learning how to do tasks associated with robotic surgery — such as suturing, needle-passing, needle insertion, and tying knots — from training with surgery video. To test results, the model was applied with a two-armed da Vinci robot passing needle through cloth in a lab.Motion2Vec is a representation learning algorithm trained using semi-supervised learning, and it follows in the tradition of similarly named models like Word2Vec and Grasp2Vec, trained with knowledge found in an embedding...

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Jun 9
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OpenAI debuts gigantic GPT-3 language model with 175 billion parameters

OpenAI debuts gigantic GPT-3 language model with 175 billion parameters

OpenAI booth at NeurIPS 2019 in Vancouver, CanadaA team of more than 30 OpenAI researchers have released a , a language model capable of achieving state-of-the-art results on a set of benchmark and unique natural language processing tasks that range from language translation to generating news articles to answering SAT questions. GPT-3 has a whopping 175 billion parameters. By comparison, the largest version of , and the largest Transformer-based language model in the world — ., controversially taking a due to fear that the model could be used for malicious purposes. OpenAI was for the...

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The Pentagon’s Joint AI Center wants to be like Silicon Valley

The Pentagon’s Joint AI Center wants to be like Silicon Valley

Air National Guard Intelligence Analysts, November 2, 2019.It was a busy week for defense-focused AI: DarwinAI signed a , the , to work on explainable AI solutions. Robotics company Sphero, maker of the BB-8 droid from Star Wars, which will focus on military and emergency medical applications. And for its this week, even though the $10 billion JEDI contract between AWS and Microsoft Azure is still .But one of the most notable contracts was a to support the Joint AI Center (JAIC) warfighting group. (Another contract to create the , a cloud-based AI development environment for the military,...

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May 23
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OpenAI launches Microscope to visualize the neurons in popular machine learning models

OpenAI launches Microscope to visualize the neurons in popular machine learning models

OpenAI today launched Microscope, a library of neuron visualizations starting with nine popular or heavily neural networks. In all, the collection encompasses millions of images. Like a microscope can do in a laboratory, Microscope is made to help AI researchers better understand the architecture and behavior of neural networks with tens of thousands of neurons.Initial models in Microscope include historically important and commonly studied computer vision models like AlexNet, 2012 winner of the now retired ImageNet challenge. AlexNet has been cited over 50,000 times in research. There’s...

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Apr 14
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AI Weekly: Coronavirus, facial recognition, and the future of privacy

AI Weekly: Coronavirus, facial recognition, and the future of privacy

3D art based on microscope images of the coronavirus from the 2020 outbreak in Wuhan, ChinaGlobal cases of COVID-19 . As President Trump signs into law an $8.3 billion emergency aid package to address the crisis, the chief of the World Health Organization (WHO) said yesterday that this is “a time for pulling out all the stops.”New cases are emerging in countries around the world, but COVID-19 appears to be flat or declining in China, where the novel virus first emerged. Earlier this week, VentureBeat took a look at some .AI and big data played a significant role in China’s response to...

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Mar 10
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