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Lack of gender diversity results in AI failures that uniquely affect women, such as an Amazon recruitment system that was shown to discriminate against job applicants with female names | Aspioneer

Artificial intelligence is in danger of becoming too male, says a new study

Artificial Intelligence (AI) systems are becoming smarter every day, beating world champions in games like Go, identifying tumours in medical scans better than human radiologists, and increasing...
What we currently call “AI” – big data and machine learning – is not really intelligent. It is essentially correlation analysis, looking for patterns in data | Aspioneer

Hype and hysteria around AI could set it back by decades

Most discussions about artificial intelligence (AI) are characterised by hyperbole and hysteria. Though some of the world’s most prominent and successful thinkers regularly forecast that AI...
We have seen the pain and tragedy that viral falsehoods can cause, from the harassment of parents who lost children in the Sandy Hook shooting, to mob murders in India and elsewhere. Deepfakes will only worsen the problem | Aspioneer

People who spread deepfakes believe their lies contain deeper truths

The recent viral “deepfake” video of Mark Zuckerberg declaring, “whoever controls the data controls the world” was not a particularly convincing imitation of the Facebook CEO,...
Humans are amazingly good at dealing with variations in language. Technology cannot quite cope with it. Technology cannot quite cope with it. One could, laboriously, teach different accents to a speech recognition system, but accent variation is just the tip of the iceberg | Aspioneer

When will voice assistants understand what we are saying? Probably quite long.

Imagine a world in which Siri always understands you, Google Translate works perfectly, and the two of them create something akin to a Doctor...
This is the first time an AI has attained human-like skills in a first-person video game | Aspioneer

A self-taught AI is beating humans in a multiplayer game for the first time

Since the earliest days of virtual chess and solitaire, video games have been a playing field for developing artificial intelligence (AI). Each victory of...
Subscription-based services are a popular and highly effective way to monetise games | Aspioneer

Gamers are using machine learning to navigate complex video games

Some of the world’s most popular video games track your activity as you play – but they’re not just gathering data for business or...
A new study, published in Science Advances, reports that an AI has spontaneously developed a human-like number sense | Aspioneer

An AI has spontaneously developed a human-like number sense

Numbers figure pretty high up on the list of what a computer can do well. While humans often struggle to split a restaurant bill,...
New technologies are arming governments with unprecedented capabilities to monitor, track and surveil individual people. Even governments in democracies with strong traditions of rule of law find themselves tempted to abuse these new abilities | Aspioneer

Does AI threaten democracy?

U.S. technology giant Microsoft has teamed up with a Chinese military university to develop artificial intelligence systems that could potentially enhance government surveillance and censorship capabilities. ., but...
Quantum machine learning techniques such as annealing have shown business promise by optimising the yields of financial assets or the calculation of credit ratings | Aspioneer

What is quantum machine learning?

Artificial intelligence refers, among other things, to machines’ capacity to demonstrate some degree of what humans consider “intelligence”. This process is being driven by the...
Robots, combined with artificial intelligence, are expected to improve teaching by providing greater levels of individualised learning, objective and timely grading, as well as having the ability to identify areas of improvements in degree programmes | Aspioneer

What robots and AI mean for higher education

The number of robots around the world is increasing rapidly. And it’s said that automation will threatening more than 800m jobs worldwide by 2030. In...

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