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Bias in A.I. can be exacerbated—or limited—by synthetic data.

2020-09-17 slate.com 116 ArtificialIntelligence

Without human intervention, data sets generated by A.I. for A.I. to learn from only amplify bias.
Paul Allen’s plan to teach artificial intelligence “common sense.”

2018-03-19 slate.com 110

Having the information that fire can burn is not quite the same as experiencing the sharp pain of one’s skin being scorched.
An expert on machine learning responds to Yudhanjaya Wijeratne’s “The State Machine.”

2020-09-26 slate.com 66

Yudhanjaya Wijeratne’s “The State Machine” shows the danger of trusting machines to be free of bias.
How can an A.I. develop taste?

2020-07-25 slate.com 59

Kate Compton, an expert in artificial intelligence, responds to Holli Mintzer’s “Legal Salvage.”
Why we shouldn’t want banks to go all in on artificial intelligence.

2019-11-17 slate.com 42

A new report says two-thirds of British banks are using machine learning. That’s worrisome.
H&M is failing, and artificial intelligence can’t save it.

2018-05-09 slate.com 38

The fast-fashion retailer is pivoting to A.I.
The EU is trying to decide whether to grant robots personhood.

2018-04-17 slate.com 28

With great processing power comes great responsibility.
A Facial Recognition Company’s First Amendment Theory Threatens Privacy—and Free Speech

2020-11-18 slate.com 26

Drawing the line around what is protected by the First Amendment is more challenging than you might think. It’s also absolutely necessary.
A.I. could transform how people experience religious faith.

2019-11-30 slate.com 23

“A Priest, a Rabbi, and a Robot Walk Into a Bar” shows knotty questions about the union of religion and technology.
What’s it like to write a book with an A.I.?

2020-12-01 slate.com 21

An interview with (one) author of the first book co-written with the language model GPT-3.
The Good Place and Big Mouth show the dangers of gendering technology.

2019-11-20 slate.com 16

Janet’s a cheery secretary and Cellsea’s a femme fatale, but that doesn’t begin to describe what they can do.
Language-generating A.I. like OpenAI's GPT-3 could enable social media harassment.

2020-09-30 slate.com 14

If you think bot harassment is bad now, imagine if you couldn’t tell whether or not an account was run by a human.
France is using A.I. to detect whether people are wearing masks.

2020-05-09 slate.com 12

It's one of the ways that France, which has one of the strictest lockdowns in Europe, is preparing for easing restrictions.
Alexa chief Al Lindsay isn’t worried about users’ privacy concerns.

2018-04-06 slate.com 12

A conversation with the chief of Amazon’s voice assistant on what Alexa hears—and what she remembers.