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The global landscape of AI ethics guidelines | Jobin et al

Seventy-four sets of ethical guidelines for AI have been developed since 2016, making a total of 84 ethics documents currently…

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OpenAI has released the largest version yet of its fake-news-spewing AI | MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW

‘…after careful monitoring, OpenAI had not yet found any attempts of malicious use but had seen multiple beneficial applications, including…

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BBC develops its own voice AI

BBC will use its own voice assistant on BBC platforms, including its website and BBC iPlayer, and make it available…

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Predictive AI helps Foxtel drive double-digit growth: Insights for publishers | WNIP

Predicting when a cricket wicket would drop five minutes before it happened helped Foxtel reinvent live sports coverage in Australia….

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Meet the Researchers Working to Make Sure Artificial Intelligence Is a Force for Good | TIME

TIME PROFILES the AI Now Institute at NYU. The institute is dedicated to ‘ethically sound’ practices in AI development. The…

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AI Making Waves In News And Journalism | FORBES

‘news organizations are increasingly leveraging AI to change the way news is generated, produced, published, and shared’ Ron Schmelzer, a…

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Editorial: International AI ethics panel must be independent | NATURE

The Editorial Board of NATURE says ‘governments have been slow to to prioritize the ethics of AI.’ The US and…

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Már Másson Maack: I’m scared shitless of my new robot colleague | TNW

‘Am I meant to compete with a bot now? Satoshi doesn’t need to sleep, feel inspired, or even have a…

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‘Wafer scale engine’ designed to power AI of the future

The world’s largest computer chip will enable AI models to process 4 billion parameters at once. That compares to about…

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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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Baidu announces simultaneous translation service for business users | SiliconANGLE

‘Users simply download the Baidu translation app, scan a QR code for the specific conference they’re attending, and the translations…

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AI is learning from humans. Many humans. | NEW YORK TIMES

‘What I saw didn’t look very much like the future — or at least the automated one you might imagine….

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Montag is a New Magazine Written Entirely by AI | BEEBOM

‘The contents for the articles are scraped from the internet using shell scripts and Python scripts. The scraped text then…

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Olaf Groth, Mark Nitzberg, Stuart Russell: AI Algorithms Need FDA-style Drug Trials | WIRED

‘A software engineer can create an army of AI-powered bots, each pretending to be a different person, promoting content on…

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Gary Marcus: Deepmind’s losses and the future of artificial intelligence | WIRED

‘Deep reinforcement learning may not be the royal road to artificial general intelligence, but DeepMind itself is a formidable operation,…

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Future of Fast Food: How Valyant AI Plans to Revolutionize the Drive-Thru | OBSERVER

Instead of voice AI that’s trained to handle any question, Valyant AI is focused on expertise in one domain at…

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Nvidia just made it easier to build smarter chatbots and slicker fake news | MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW

‘…it’s likely to be a long while before machines can really converse with us. Language is deceptively difficult for machines…

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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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What does an AI ethicist do? | WEF

THE WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM DESCRIBES the emerging role of full-time ethicist at companies working with AI. They focus on how…

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World Economic Forum Wants to Help Companies Avoid the Pitfalls of Artificial Intelligence: Eye on A.I. | FORBES

An ethics toolkit for using AI in corporations is in the works by the World Economic Forum. Forbes reports the…

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JPMorgan Chase picks AI over humans to write ads | SF GATE

‘…the largest U.S. bank says Persado’s “artificial intelligence message machine” wrote ads that generated two to five times the response…

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Chinese newspaper has robot writer of science news | XINHUA

‘According to investors, more international journals, as well as conference and patent information, will be covered by the automated systems…

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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 BRIEFS: August 2019

AI and machine learning set to change science journalism landscape INDIA SCIENCE WIRE | August 30, 2019 | by Umashankar…

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Artificial Intelligence and Journalism | Broussard et al

This article from JOURNALISM & MASS COMMUNICATIONS QUARTERLY is like opening remarks from a well produced panel. Six scholars present…

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Patent agencies challenged to accept AI inventor | FINANCIAL TIMES

“Whatever you think of the ideas on their own, that’s not really the point,” (Abbot) said. “What’s striking is that…

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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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How the Canadian Press is Using Bots to Build The Future of Election Coverage | J-SOURCE

Canadian journalists covering the coming federal election will have background data on command with a new automated system by the…

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Social Media’s Plan to Fight Online Trolls Gets a Reality Check: Eye on A.I. | FORBES

Using AI for content moderation still faces significant hurdles, says a UK consultancy in a report by FORBES. Cambridge Consultants…

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TV anchor Vikram Chandra bets on AI-powered short videos to fix India’s broken news scene | QUARTZ

AI is helping a news app compete in the crowded India marketplace, according to this QUARTZ piece. Editor Ji offers…

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