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In AI we trust — too much | AXIOS

‘AI carries an aura of legitimacy and accuracy, burnished by overeager marketing departments and underinformed users. But AI is just…

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Do we trust artificial intelligence agents to mediate conflict? Not entirely | USC

‘Researchers from USC and the University of Denver created a simulation in which a three-person team was supported by a…

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We can’t trust AI systems built on deep learning alone | MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW

‘…deep learning may be good at mimicking the perceptual tasks of the human brain, like image or speech recognition. But…

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Google releases videos to help researchers create better ‘deepfake’ detection tools | SILICON ANGLE

‘Google’s videos should be useful, since many of them appear to be incredibly realistic, especially to users who have no…

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Explainable AI and the Companies Leading the Way | VENTURE RADAR

‘…as models become more specialised and complex, they turn out to be increasingly opaque and harder to interpret.’  Verification can…

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Which Face Is Real? | Bergstrom & West

Practice your fake-spotting skills in this DIY drill. It’s from a university course named ‘Calling Bullshit’ at University of Washington….

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How do we build trust between humans and AI? | WEF

True trust is two way, says the WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM, suggesting a social contract with AI is required in order…

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AI tool that can spot text written by a machine could spell the end of fake news, false reviews and phoney social media accounts | DAILY MAIL

THE DAILY MAIL SAYS computer generated text has ‘tells’ that make it stand out from human writing. Researchers at Harvard…

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‘A perfect storm’: The Wall Street Journal has 21 people detecting ‘deepfakes’ | DIGIDAY UK

Deep fakes could become more sophisticated in the 2020 U.S. election and that has the Wall Street Journal on a…

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Introducing The Fact Checker’s guide to manipulated video | WASHINGTON POST

The Washington Post says manipulated media comes in three forms: Missing context Deceptive editing Malicious transformation The Post provides a…

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Top AI researchers race to detect ‘deepfake’ videos: ‘We are outgunned’ | THE WASHINGTON POST

The ability to create synthetic videos outweighs detection methods by ‘100 to 1’, according to a digital forensics professor at…

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Leading the way into the age of artificial intelligence | FINLAND 2019

THE GOVERNMENT OF FINLAND wants AI to be ‘human-centric’ and ‘trust-generating.’ The aspiration comes in a sweeping government paper on…

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You can train an AI to fake UN speeches in just 13 hours | MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW

‘The researchers conclude that a greater global effort is needed to work on ways of detecting and responding to AI-generated…

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If we are using AI in journalism we need better guidelines on reporting uncertainty | ONLINE JOURNALISM BLOG

‘85% is quite good in machine learning terms — but journalistically, it’s problematic. We have moved from dealing with facts,…

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Five questions you can use to cut through AI hype | MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW

Oftentimes, companies pass the first four tests but not the last. For me, that is a major red flag. MIT…

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Ethics guidelines for trustworthy AI | EUROPEAN COMMISSION 2018

The EUROPEAN COMMISSION presents seven guidelines for trustworthy artificial intelligence. The Commission says they want to create ‘an environment of…

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Mirroring to Build Trust in Digital Assistants | Metcalf et al

The chattiness of an AI-generated voice impacts how much it’s trusted and varies by user, according to researchers at Apple….

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How Reuters is training reporters to spot ‘deepfakes’ | DIGIDAY

DIGIDAY UK reports how Reuters created its own fake video to test its in-house verification team and step-up its ability…

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New AI fake text generator may be too dangerous to release, say creators | THE GUARDIAN

OpenAI says it’s withholding some of the science behind its text-generating AI model GPT-2. THE GUARDIAN reports the company is…

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This is how AI bias really happens—and why it’s so hard to fix | MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW

‘Bias can creep in at many stages of the deep-learning process, and the standard practices in computer science aren’t designed…

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What kind of news gatekeepers do we want machines to be? Filter bubbles, fragmentation, and the normative dimensions of algorithmic recommendations | Nechushtai & Lewis

Efrat Nechushtai and Seth Lewis burst filter bubbles in this paper about choices made by news algorithms. They researched automated…

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WaPo Editorial: A reason to despair about the digital future – Deepfakes | THE WASHINGTON POST

‘The ability to use machine learning to simulate an individual saying or doing almost anything poses personal and political risks…

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How to recognize fake AI-generated images | MEDIUM

‘Here are some things you can look for when trying to recognize an image produced by a GAN.’ MEDIUM provides…

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Trust highest in Sweden and Germany, lowest in Hungary and U.K. | 9 country study

Researchers at Cambridge University teamed with YouGov to understand attitudes about trust in media. The study was conducted in summer…

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How The Wall Street Journal is preparing its journalists to detect deepfakes | NEIMANLABS

“Raising awareness in the newsroom about the latest technology is critical,” said Christine Glancey, a deputy editor on the Ethics &…

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Do People Trust Algorithms More Than Companies Realize? | HBR

‘…it may be not be necessary to invest in emphasizing the human element of a process wholly or partially driven…

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Marcus & Ernest: No, artificial intelligence won’t solve fake news | NEW YORK TIMES

‘Existing A.I. systems that have been built to comprehend news accounts are extremely limited… lacking a robust mechanism for drawing…

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It’s Getting Harder to Spot a Deep Fake Video | BLOOMBERG

Runs 2:59 Report by Bloomberg News.

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Joseph Stiglitz: ‘going towards a more divided society’ | THE GUARDIAN

‘Which is the easier way to make a buck: figuring out a better way to exploit somebody, or making a…

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Tom Kent: Fake news is about to get so much more dangerous | THE WASHINGTON POST

‘Society now has to learn that video no longer guarantees reliability. Instead, it could be the biggest lie of all.’…

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