Fearful of bias, Google blocks gender-based pronouns from new AI tool

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Alphabet Inc’s (GOOGL.O) Google in May introduced a slick feature for Gmail that automatically completes sentences for users as they type. Tap out “I love” and Gmail might propose “you” or “it.” But users are out of luck if the object of their affection is “him” or “her.” Google’s technology will not suggest gender-based pronouns because […]

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Britain will NOT develop AI robot weapons because they are ‘unethical’

Britain will NOT develop killer robot weapons because they are ‘unethical’, says chief scientist at Ministry of Defence Simon Cholerton said the UK would not take part in new killer robot arms race  Are fears states will use AI to create lethal machines without human oversight Instead Britain will use  AI to protect troops in the field rather than kill enemies   Britain will not […]

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China’s State-Owned Press Agency Xinhua Debuts World’s First AI News Anchors

China’s state-run press agency Xinhua has introduced a new anchor to deliver news, but unlike the typical newsreaders that people are used to see on TV or on the internet, this one is based on artificial intelligence technology. The anchor is based on digital composites created from footage of human hosts and designed to read text fed into the artificial […]

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Fuel truck strikes American Airlines plane with passengers onboard at LaGuardia Airport

Charlotte, NC, USA – May 28, 2016: American Airlines Airbus A319 (Registration No. N723UW) taking off at Charlotte Douglas International Airport. A fuel truck hit the wing of an American Airline plane with nearly 200 passengers onboard at LaGuardia Airport on Friday. Flight 1249 was slated to travel to Miami and had 172 passengers and five crew members onboard, WABC-TV reported. […]

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Google Pixel 3 review: new AI, refined hardware, still the best camera

With a refined design, hugely improved screen technology and a pile of new AI-powered features, Google has apparently worked its way down the list of complaints from last year's great-but-imperfect phones, producing a pair of brilliant devices to go with its already impeccable software and cameras. The Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL are much refined over last year’s phones. […]

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Magic Leap Unveils Human-Like AI Mica Viewable Through Augmented Reality Glasses

Augmented-reality startup Magic Leap unveiled its new AI during a conference on Wednesday, Oct. 10. Dubbed Mica, the virtual assistant can be seen through the startup’s augmented reality glasses called Magic Leap One. Mica can be used to turn on or off smart home devices such as TVs, stereo systems, and lights. It can also answer detailed questions such as […]

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Dad prepared me for the AI apocalypse, but all we got was dumb robots

I grew up in a house designed to withstand the apocalypse. I don’t mean that in a “it was built really strong” kind of way, though it was made out of reinforced concrete. No, after the Ash Wednesday bushfires, my dad rebuilt the family home into the side of a mountain, complete with battlements, escape tunnels, a bomb shelter, and […]

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Amazon AI Hiring Tool Scrapped In 2017 Was Shut Down For Discriminating Against Women

Amazon has been recognized for their innovation, and a computer program designed to look over job applications for the company was supposed to be a new, helpful tool. According to Reuters, however, the tool didn’t end up being as fair as expected. The artificial intelligence tended to reject females from the top 5 applicants it would select. “Everyone wanted this […]

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