The Urban (Un) Seen "Artificial Intelligence as Future Space" / Bettina Zerza for the Shenzhen Biennale (UABB) 2019

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What happens when the sensor-imbued city acquires the ability to see – almost as if it had eyes? Ahead of the 2019 Shenzhen Biennale of Urbanism\Architecture (UABB), titled "Urban Interactions," ArchDaily is working with the curators of the "Eyes of the City" section at the Biennial to stimulate a discussion on how new technologies – and Artificial Intelligence in particular – might impact architecture and urban life. Here you can read the "Eyes of the City" curatorial statement by Carlo Ratti, the Politecnico di Torino and SCUT. Technologies of the virtual realm present an opportunity to rethink the experience of space, society, and culture. They give us the possibility to engage with the city of the future, shaping the built environment of the 21st century.


The invisible power of fairness. How machine learning shapes democracy

arXiv.org Machine Learning

Many machine learning systems make extensive use of large amounts of data regarding human behaviors. Several researchers have found various discriminatory practices related to the use of human-related machine learning systems, for example in the field of criminal justice, credit scoring and advertising. Fair machine learning is therefore emerging as a new field of study to mitigate biases that are inadvertently incorporated into algorithms. Data scientists and computer engineers are making various efforts to provide definitions of fairness. In this paper, we provide an overview of the most widespread definitions of fairness in the field of machine learning, arguing that the ideas highlighting each formalization are closely related to different ideas of justice and to different interpretations of democracy embedded in our culture. This work intends to analyze the definitions of fairness that have been proposed to date to interpret the underlying criteria and to relate them to different ideas of democracy.



Data Science Meetup Köln

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Sebastian and Stefano from 5Analytics will give a talk about "Building production ready recommender systems in R". The 5Analytics platform is the motor for artificial intelligence (AI) and real-time-analytics. We help companies integrate ai into their business processes. With our software platform, artificial intelligence and real-time-analytics projects no longer take months to implement, but days. Our platform allows hundreds and thousands of machines to simultaneously and in real-time access artificial intelligence and advanced analytics procedures.


Ancient temple for the god Mithras aligns with the sun

Daily Mail - Science & tech

An ancient temple constructed by a mysterious cult in northern England may have been built to align with sunrise on Dec. 25, to'recall the birth' of the light god Mithras.