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To Bridge the AI Ethics Gap, We Must First Acknowledge It’s There

Apr 8, 2021 |

Companies are adopting AI solutions at unprecedented rates, but ethical worries continue to dog the roll outs. While there are no established standards for AI ethics, a common set of guidelines is beginning to emerge to help bridge the gap between ethical principles and the AI implementations. Read more…

A Nutrition Label for AI

Mar 25, 2021 |

It can be difficult to understand exactly what’s going on inside of a deep learning model, which is a real problem for companies concerned about bias, ethics, and explainability. Now IBM is developing something called AI FactSheets, which it describes as a nutrition label for deep learning that explains how models work and that can also detect bias. Read more…

AI Experts Discuss Implications of GPT-3

Feb 23, 2021 |

Last July, GPT-3 took the internet by storm. The massive 175 billion-parameter autoregressive language model, developed by OpenAI, showed a startling ability to translate languages, answer questions, and – perhaps most eerily – generate its own coherent passages, poems, and songs when given examples to process. Read more…

Governance, Privacy, and Ethics at the Forefront of Data in 2021

Jan 21, 2021 |

As we continue to gear up 2021, it’s hard to envision the topics of data governance, privacy, and ethics not becoming more pressing topics for companies. While the rewards of using data are great, so too are the risks connected with abusing, losing, and misusing data, and those risks are becoming ever more clear. Read more…

Algorithm Gets the Blame for COVID-19 Vaccine Snafu

Dec 22, 2020 |

Managers at Stanford Medical Center blamed an algorithm for their decision not to give the COVID-19 vaccination to 1,300 residents and fellows working as frontline physicians in the hospital, much to the displeasure of those residents and fellows. Read more…

2020: A Big Data Year in Review

Dec 18, 2020 |

There are two weeks left in 2020, which means it’s time to exhale a bit and see where we’ve gone. It’s been a bumpy ride over the previous 50 weeks, for sure. Read more…

The Maturation of Data Science

Nov 25, 2020 |

Data science used to be somewhat of a mystery, more of a dark art than a repeatable, scientific process. Companies basically entrusted powerful priests called data scientists to build magical algorithms that used data to make predictions, usually to boost profits or improve customer happiness. Read more…

LinkedIn Unveils Open-Source Toolkit for Detecting AI Bias

Aug 28, 2020 |

As AI becomes increasingly integrated in our day-to-day lives, the implications of bias in AI grow more and more worrisome. Training data that appears impartial is often influenced by historical and socioeconomic factors that render it biased, sometimes to the detriment of marginalized groups, and especially in AI applications in sectors like healthcare and criminal justice. Read more…

IBM To Stop Selling Facial Recognition Technology

Jun 9, 2020 |

In a nod to the national discussion on racial equality and law enforcement, IBM CEO Arvind Krishna yesterday announced that IBM will no longer sell facial recognition technology. He also called for greater transparency in use of body cameras worn by police and warned about the dangers of bias in AI systems used by law enforcement. Read more…

Facial Recognition in the Ethical Crosshairs

Sep 16, 2019 |

Facial recognition has become one of the most visible forms of AI, thanks to recent advances in deep learning and neural networks that have increased the accuracy to unprecedented levels. Read more…

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