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How white engineers built racist code – and why it’s dangerous for black people | Technology | The Guardian “The lack of answers the Jacksonville sheriff’s office have provided in Lynch’s case is representative of the problems that facial recognition poses across the country. “It’s considered an imperfect biometric,” said Garvie, who in 2016 created […]

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Google’s AI knows when a stranger is looking at your phone – The Verge “Ever get the feeling someone is looking over your shoulder at your phone? Well, you might not have to worry about that in the future: Google’s researchers have developed an AI tool that can spot when someone is sneaking a peek […]

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Don’t just teach kids to code – teach them to question Facebook and Google | John Harris | Opinion | The Guardian Tags: ITGS, facebook, coding, education, internet Posted from Diigo. The rest of ITGSonline group favorite links are here.

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Google’s AI expert believes humans and AI will merge before 2030 | Alphr ” Kurzweil believes that “medical robots will go inside our brain and connect our neo-cortex to the smart cloud,” and that’s all slated to happen by 2029.” Tags: ITGS, singularity, kurzweil, ai – By dr tech How algorithms are pushing the tech […]

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Computer says no: why making AIs fair, accountable and transparent is crucial | Science | The Guardian “In October, American teachers prevailed in a lawsuit with their school district over a computer program that assessed their performance. The system rated teachers in Houston by comparing their students’ test scores against state averages. Those with high […]

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China wants to give all of its citizens a score – and their rating could affect every area of their lives | The Independent “Imagine a world where an authoritarian government monitors everything you do, amasses huge amounts of data on almost every interaction you make, and awards you a single score that measures how […]

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End of the road: will automation put an end to the American trucker? | Technology | The Guardian “Google, Uber, Tesla and the major truck manufacturers are looking to a future in which people like Baxter will be replaced – or at the very least downgraded to co-pilots – by automated vehicles that will save […]

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‘Our minds can be hijacked’: the tech insiders who fear a smartphone dystopia | Technology | The Guardian “There is growing concern that as well as addicting users, technology is contributing toward so-called “continuous partial attention”, severely limiting people’s ability to focus, and possibly lowering IQ. One recent study showed that the mere presence of […]

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Why Education Is the Hardest Sector of the Economy to Automate “Automating teaching is an example of a task that would require artificial general intelligence (as opposed to narrow or specific intelligence). In other words, this is the kind of task that would require an AI that understands natural human language, can be empathetic towards […]

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Mind Control Isn’t Sci-Fi Anymore | WIRED “He sits down at a computer keyboard, fires up his monitor, and begins typing. After a few lines of text, he pushes the keyboard away, exposing the white surface of a conference table in the midtown Manhattan headquarters of his startup. He resumes typing. Only this time he […]

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