We're supposed to be going back to basics in our desperate times. So I thought why not go back to the basics of spelling? Why not be personally responsible for the texts I send, rather than entrust my spelling to a machine that thinks it knows what I mean -- and often doesn't? … [Read more...] about I turned off autocorrect on my iPhone and learned a terrible lesson
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Increasingly, designers are combating societal biases in AI systems. First and foremost is curating the training data. Unlike traditional disciplines, like statistics, that paid significant attention to data collection strategies, progress in AI came mostly from exploiting the copious data available on the web. Unfortunately, that readily available data often is asymmetric and doesn’t have sufficient diversity — Western societies, for example, tend to have a larger digital footprint than others. Such asymmetries, in turn, lead to the kinds of asymmetric failures observed in gender-detection systems. Some obvious ideas for curation, such as “blinding” the learning system to certain sensitive attributes such as gender and race, have been shown to be of limited effectiveness. … [Read more...] about Why are Artificial Intelligence systems biased?
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No. There is a legitimate and serious industry around providing information operations as a service — for either government or corporate clients, to promote various narratives to shape the perception of a target audience. For example, these methods are particularly effective in exposing and discrediting violent extremists and their ideologies. I have long argued that governments should make broader and better use of these capabilities. They may be the key to defeating terrorists on the ideological level, as well as disincentivizing mass shootings and lone wolf attacks. … [Read more...] about EXCLUSIVE: Intelligence Entrepreneur Joel Zamel Speaks Out For First Time Since Mueller Investigation
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