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  • Wired
  • 2020
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Congress Is Eyeing Face Recognition, and Companies Want a Say

As different levels of the U.S government have introduced and passed bills regulating or banning the use of facial recognition technologies, tech monopolies such as Amazon and IBM have become important lobbying agents in these conversations. It seems that most larger groups are on different pages in terms of how exactly face recognition algorithms should be limited or used, especially given their negative impacts on privacy when used for surveillance.

  • Wired
  • 2020
  • 5 min
  • ZDNet
  • 2020
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AI Failure in Elections

In recent municipal elections in Brazil, the software and hardware of a machine learning technology provided by Oracle failed to properly do its job in counting the votes. This ultimately led to a delay in the results, as the AI had not been properly calibrated beforehand.

  • ZDNet
  • 2020
  • 5 min
  • MIT Tech Review
  • 2020
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AI Summarisation

The Semantic Scholar is a new AI program which has been trained to read through scientific papers and provide a unique one sentence summary of the paper’s content. The AI has been trained with a large data set focused on learning how to process natural language and summarise it. The ultimate idea is to use technology to help learning and synthesis happen more quickly, especially for figure such as politicians.

  • MIT Tech Review
  • 2020
  • 7 min
  • Wired
  • 2020
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Facial Recognition Applications on College Campuses

After student members of the University of Miami Employee Student Alliance held a protest on campus, the University of Miami Police Department likely used facial recognition technology in conjunction with video surveillance cameras to track down nine students from the protest and summon them to a meeting with the dean. This incident provided a gateway into the discussion of fairness of facial recognition programs, and how students believe that they should not be deployed on college campuses.

  • Wired
  • 2020
  • 5 min
  • Wired
  • 2021
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Don’t End Up on This Artificial Intelligence Hall of Shame

This narrative describes the recent AI Incident Database launched at the end of 2020, where companies report case studies in which applied machine learning algorithms did not function as intended or caused real-world harm. The goal is to operate in a sense similar to air travel safety report programs; with this database, technological developers can get a sense of how to make algorithms which are more safe and fair while having the incentive to take precautions to stay off the list.

  • Wired
  • 2021
  • 3 min
  • Kinolab
  • 2009
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Digital Environment Analysis

In a distant future after the “Water War” in which much of the natural environment was destroyed and water has become scarce, Asha works as a curator at a museum which displays the former splendor of nature on Earth. She receives a mysterious soil sample which, after digital analysis using a object recognition to take data from the soil, surprisingly contains water.

  • Kinolab
  • 2009
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