EU-adviseur: ‘Het baasje is verantwoordelijk, óók voor slimme machines’

Catelijne Muller Hoe hou je al die slimme apparaten onder controle? Gewoon met de bestaande regels, zegt Catelijne Muller, topadviseur van de EU. Na de Verenigde Staten, China, het Verenigd Koninkrijk, Frankrijk, Duitsland, Finland en talloze andere landen heeft ook Nederland sinds deze dinsdag een Actieplan voor Artificiële Intelligentie. Het grote verschil tussen de AI-strategie van EU-lidstaten en die … Lees verder

The algorithms that detect hate speech online are biased against black people

  A new study shows that leading AI models are 1.5 times more likely to flag tweets written by African Americans as “offensive” compared to other tweets. Platforms like Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter are banking on developing artificial intelligence technology to help stop the spread of hateful speech on their networks. The idea is that complex algorithms that use … Lees verder

All Your Data Is Health Data

  And Big Tech has it all. Here’s a terrifying sentence: Hackers are “becoming increasingly interested in the susceptibility of health data.” At least that’s the takeaway from researchers at the University of Southern California’s Center for Body Computing. They were at the Blackhat hacker conference in Las Vegas recently, where programmers set up a fake hospital environment … Lees verder

Colleges are using big data to track students in an effort to boost graduation rates, but it comes at a cost

  Under a Watchful Eye: critics question if predictive analytics at college invades privacy and reinforces racial inequities ATLANTA — When Keenan Robinson started college in 2017, he knew the career he wanted. He’d gone to high school in a small town outside Atlanta. His parents had never finished college, and they always encouraged Robinson … Lees verder

Why AI can’t fix content moderation

  Behind the Screen: Content Moderation in the Shadows of Social Media Content moderation is a long-standing challenge for big tech companies. Many of the issues surrounding content moderation have been reported on extensively by The Verge, and they’re now the focus of UCLA professor Sarah T. Roberts’ new book Behind the Screen: Content Moderation in the Shadows … Lees verder

All-in: computer verslaat vijf van de beste pokerspelers tegelijk

  Computers verslaan al lange tijd mensen. In 1997 versloeg IBM’s supercomputer Deep Blue wereldkampioen Garry Kasparov met schaken. Drie jaar geleden versloeg Google’s AlphaGo de beste go-speler ter wereld. Deze stappen toonden de ontwikkeling van kunstmatige intelligentie. Nu heeft een computer vijf van de beste pokerspelers tegelijk verslagen. “Een mooie stap”, volgens Guszti Eiben, … Lees verder

Iedereen heeft het over kunstmatige intelligentie. Maar wat ís het?

  De een is bang voor killer robots, de ander denkt dat het de oplossing is voor klimaatverandering: kunstmatige intelligentie is overal. Maar wat is het? Techmagnaat Elon Musk wil ‘een soort van symbiose tussen menselijke en kunstmatige intelligentie’ bereiken. Dat vertelde hij onlangs tijdens een presentatie van zijn bedrijf Neuralink. Het idee: draden met … Lees verder

Is AI the next big climate-change threat? We haven’t a clue

  Dire warnings are being issued about AI’s energy needs, but new chip technologies and even AI itself could help keep demands for more electrical power in check. At a recent conference in San Francisco, Gary Dickerson took the stage and made a bold prediction. The chief executive of Applied Materials, which is a big … Lees verder

The Hidden Costs of Automated Thinking

  Like many medications, the wakefulness drug modafinil, which is marketed under the trade name Provigil, comes with a small, tightly folded paper pamphlet. For the most part, its contents—lists of instructions and precautions, a diagram of the drug’s molecular structure—make for anodyne reading. The subsection called “Mechanism of Action,” however, contains a sentence that might induce … Lees verder

FaceApp Makes Today’s Privacy Laws Look Antiquated

  Cameras are everywhere, and data brokers are vacuuming up information on individuals. But regulations have not kept pace. Americans give billions of dollars a year to industries that promise to make them look younger. FaceApp became wildly popular, seemingly overnight, for doing the exact opposite. Applying a filter powered by artificial intelligence, the photo-editing … Lees verder