algorithms

Cybersecurity Expert Eases Elon Musk’s Fears of AI—Or Does He?

The idea that AI can be very broad and do the same tasks that a human can is not currently a reality.
Senators want answers about algorithms that provide black patients less healthcare

Senators want answers about algorithms that provide black patients less healthcare

Was the potential for bias considered in these literal life-or-death algorithms?
Life Under the Algorithm

Life Under the Algorithm

Henry Noll was one of the most famous workers in American history, though not by his own choice and not under his own name. Employed at Bethlehem Steel for $1.15 a day, and known among workmates for
The NRA was able to run an anti-Michael Bloomberg ad on Bloomberg.com

The NRA was able to run an anti-Michael Bloomberg ad on Bloomberg.com

The site recently hosted an ad claiming Michael Bloomberg "will take your guns."
Senators Protest a Health Algorithm Biased Against Black People

Senators Protest a Health Algorithm Biased Against Black People

A study found that the formula discriminated against black people by counting health care costs as an indicator of illness.
Sleepwalkers Podcast: Artificial Intelligence Is Watching Us and Judging Us

Sleepwalkers Podcast: Artificial Intelligence Is Watching Us and Judging Us

In China, ubiquitous cameras surveil restive minorities. In the US, algorithms determine whether people get locked up.

How This Viral Video App Uses Blockchain to Counter Deepfakes

Eristica is countering deepfakes for the legitimacy of maggot-filled omelet videos. Yes, you read that right.
Sleepwalkers Podcast: Rethinking Our Relationship With AI

Sleepwalkers Podcast: Rethinking Our Relationship With AI

A podcast series examines AI and its influence on humans.
NYC wants a chief algorithm officer to counter bias, build transparency

NYC wants a chief algorithm officer to counter bias, build transparency

The big, black decision-making boxes could get more transparent to New Yorkers.

NYC creates a high-level position to oversee ethics in AI

New York City wants to avoid bias in AI and other algorithms, and it's creating a role primarily to ensure that equal treatment. Mayor Bill de Blasio has issued an executive order creating a position
Researchers Want Guardrails to Help Prevent Bias in AI

Researchers Want Guardrails to Help Prevent Bias in AI

Researchers suggest limiting the possible results from an algorithm, particularly when non-experts are at the controls.

IBM: The Fight Against A.I. Bias Is Never Over

Bias needs to be fought even in the design process, IBM Research A.I. ethics chief Francesca Rossi said at the Fortune Global Forum in Paris.

IBM: The Fight Against A.I. Bias Is Never Over

Bias needs to be fought even in the design process, IBM Research A.I. ethics chief Francesca Rossi said at the Fortune Global Forum in Paris.
People are terrible judges of talent. Can algorithms do better?

People are terrible judges of talent. Can algorithms do better?

Pymetrics argues it's easier to remove hiring bias from algorithms than from humans.
How Facebook fueled a precious-metal scheme targeting older conservatives

How Facebook fueled a precious-metal scheme targeting older conservatives

Millions of dollars worth of retirement-themed ads from pages like “Retired Republicans” and “Fox News Insiders” ran on Facebook throughout the past two years.

How Goldman Sachs Can Regain User Trust After Apple Card Discrimination

The incident should serve as a warning to invest more in anti-bias tools.
Google Sure Screws Around With Search Results a Lot, Investigation Finds

Google Sure Screws Around With Search Results a Lot, Investigation Finds

Google’s search algorithm is a powerful thing—the tiniest tweaks can tank businesses, subtly influence your purchasing decisions, and shape what information you see. Google has long stated that it
ProBeat: ‘Algorithms are like convex mirrors that refract human biases’

ProBeat: ‘Algorithms are like convex mirrors that refract human biases’

So your algorithm is giving you problematic, biased results. But the algorithm isn't the problem. It is reflecting and refracting the problem.

Google News dives deeper into stories with 'Beyond the Headlines'

Google has been tweaking its News site a lot over the last year in an effort to highlight major publishers and be more transparent on how it ranks news. Now, Google News has unveiled a "Beyond the

Sex Workers Are at the Forefront of the Fight Against Mass Surveillance and Big Tech

The normalization of facial recognition technology and mass surveillance being used to target marginalized communities, whether in the hopes of "saving them" or not, is dangerous.