AI applications have become easier to replicate, leading to more unethical instances of AI cropping up globally.
As the world braces for a third wave of the deadly pandemic and the U.S. hits record number of hospitalizations, let’s take a few minutes to thank our health workers.
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Face for sale: Leaks and lawsuits blight Russia facial recognition
Clare Garvie @ClareAngelyn
Far from an aberration, the incident is at the centre of one of several lawsuits brought in recent months by rights activists against the Russian authorities over their use of face recognition.
How artificial intelligence may be making you buy things
More retailers are using AI (artificial intelligence) – software systems that can learn for themselves – to try to automatically predict and encourage our very specific preferences and purchases like never before.
AI me to the Moon…
Dagmar Monett @dmonett
Training OpenAI’s giant GPT-3 text-generating model is akin to driving a car to the Moon and back, computer scientists reckon.
‘Coded Bias’ Review: When the Bots Are Racist [Paywall]
This cleareyed documentary explores how machine-learning algorithms can perpetuate society’s existing class-, race- and gender-based inequities.
The Diversity Crisis
“Other countries have social safety nets. The US has women.”
Anne Helen Petersen @annehelen
This research grew out of a project examining how mothers navigate parenting controversies in making decisions for themselves and their children (e.g., decisions about breastfeeding, co-sleeping, vaccines, screen time, and employment after childbirth).
Scientist Mothers Face Extra Challenges in the Face of COVID-19
Janae Sharp @CoherenceMed
The pandemic is amplifying nearly every disadvantage that women in STEM already face. But institutions and the scientific community can help.
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