AI BRIEFS: February 2019

The truth behind deepfakes
THE DAILY | February 28, 2019 | by Ayisha Guillen | ”This is a constant arms race… Those that are creating fake content will continue to try and subvert those that are trying to detect it.”

AI reporters are here. What that means for the future of work.
CBC RADIO | February 24, 2019 |
‘…the rise of artificial intelligence in newsrooms is just another example of workplace automation that many other industries have already been facing — and things aren’t as dire as you might think.’

As artificial intelligence changes the world, it changes our language too
LSE BUSINESS REVIEW | February 18, 2019 | by Byron Reese | ’Usually the new words flow from necessity and are created organically. But with AI, I am going to jump the gun a bit and suggest some new words that we are going to need to adjust to this new technology.’

A.I.-powered website creates freakishly lifelike faces of people who don’t exist
DIGITAL TRENDS | February 15, 2019 | by Luke Dormehi | ‘Wang trained his deep-learning algorithm to generate faces, based on a data set of 70,000 high-resolution images. The results … well, you can see them for yourself...’

Google and Microsoft Warn That AI May Do Dumb Things 
WIRED | February 11, 2019 | by Tom Simonite |
‘Alphabet likes to position itself as a leader in AI research, but it was six months behind rival Microsoft in warning investors about the technology’s ethical risks.’

How Tech Giants Are Using AI Ethics Centres To Avoid Future Mishaps
ANALYTICS INDIA | February 6, 2019 | by Akshaya Asokan |
‘As the world acknowledges the inevitability of AI and ML, the conversation has, however, shifted to its ethics, with governments and lawmakers bringing out stringent policies regarding the applicability of the technology.’ 

Is It Possible For AI To Be Ethical?
Asian Scientist | February 1, 2019 | by SGInnovate |
‘While the panellists agreed that it is impossible to have an ‘ethical AI’, they believe that ‘AI ethics’ is a discussion that we should constantly engage in.’

This list is human-selected for relevance and is not intended to include all references in the period.

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