22 Jan 2019

Biased algorithms: here’s a more radical approach to creating fairness

The increasing tendency to have algorithms, such as those used in AI technologies, make important decisions that affect our lives, raises important ethical questions. This is because many of those algorithms are infused with the same biases that undermine the capability of fair, impartial judgment in humans. In their attempt to address

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21 Jan 2019

AI has a bias problem. This is how we can solve it

James Golden, CEO of WorldQuant Predictive believes that the proliferation of artificial intelligence (AI) technology could enable us to address many of the global problems that humanity is currently facing. However, he emphasizes that there are serious limitations to the application of AI, which are rooted in the fact that AI

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18 Jan 2019

Amazon Shareholders Move to Stop Selling Facial Recognition Tech to Government Agencies

A bloc of five Amazon shareholders groups have submitted a resolution to “prohibit sales of facial recognition technology to government agencies unless the Board concludes, after an evaluation using independence evidence, that the technology does not cause or contribute to actual or potential violations of civil and human rights.” The

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16 Jan 2019

US Navy moves toward unleashing killer robot ships on the world’s oceans

The U.S. Navy is entering a paradigm shift on ship building, a shift emerging out of its “distributed lethality” and “distributed maritime operations” ideas. According to the Surface Warfare Director Rear Admiral Ronald Boxall, this mindset is moving away from “putting as much stuff on the ship for as much

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16 Jan 2019

The Transportation Department is Funding Autonomous Drones

The Department of Transportation’s Volpe National Transportation Systems Center is seeking vendors to develop A.I. tools for autonomous drones. It is also seeking to expand its understanding of ways in which autonomous vehicles could be hacked or manipulated by malicious actors. The solicitation is open only to vendors situated within

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15 Jan 2019

2019 and the Evolving Role of OSINT

SIGINT (Signals Intelligence) and OSINT (Open Source Intelligence) are entering a new position within the public sphere in 2019.

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15 Jan 2019

How AI Will Find You In the Crowd, Without Facial Recognition

While facial recognition has received most of the attention when it comes to artificial intelligence and tracking humans through advanced technology, it is not the only technology for the job. In fact, it is often not the best technology for the job as it relies on access to facial features

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14 Jan 2019

What If You Could Know What The Designers Of Our AI-Enabled Future Think?

To really see where we are all going with Artificial Intelligence (AI) there is no better way than asking those who are architecting the future of AI.

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11 Jan 2019

Can AI Explain Its Choices? Google Brain Scientists Developing a Translator for Artificial Intelligence

Machine learning technology has allowed deep-learning networks to teach themselves how to perform highly complicated tasks like driving, spotting insurance fraud, and making complex health diagnoses. This tremendous complexity, however, prevents people from understanding how much, if not all, of the decision processes work. A researcher with Google Brain is

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08 Jan 2019

OODA Trends 2019

OODA Founders Matt Devost & Bob Gourley provide their eccentric take on emerging technology trends for 2019.

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