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

2020-09-17 slate.com 115 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 65

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 41

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.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.
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.
Apple might regret skipping CES this year.

2018-01-12 slate.com 11

Alexa and Google are all over Las Vegas right now—and Siri’s nowhere to be found.
A law professor responds to E. Lily Yu’s “Zero in Babel.”

2019-07-27 slate.com 10

A law professor who studies the ethical, legal, and societal dimensions of new technologies responds to E. Lily Yu’s “Zero in Babel.”