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Amazon Scraps Secret AI Recruiting Tool That Showed Bias Against Women


But by 2015, the company realized its new system was not rating candidates for software developer jobs and other technical posts in a gender-neutral way. That is because Amazon's computer models were trained to vet applicants by observing patterns in resumes submitted to the company over a 10-year period. Most came from men, a reflection of male dominance across the tech industry. In effect, Amazon's system taught itself that male candidates were preferable. It penalized resumes that included the word "women's," as in "women's chess club captain."



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Amazon Jungle Once Home to Millions More Than Previously Thought

National Geographic

Geoglyphs in the southern Amazon are evidence of a once-thriving population. Before Spanish invaders conquered South America, sparse groups of nomadic people clustered around the Amazon River, leaving the surrounding rain forest pristine and untouched. New research suggests a very different story--an Amazonian region peppered with rain forest villages, ceremonial earthworks, and a much larger population than previously thought. The research, funded in part by the National Geographic Society and published today in the journal Nature Communications, challenges a common perception of the pre-Columbian Amazon rain forest as sparsely populated. That perception has endured despite 16th-century accounts of large, interconnected villages that go against modern assumptions.

Amazon's mobile app simplifies shopping for international customers


It's easy to take Amazon for granted if you live in a country with an official portal, but what if you live in a country where imports are your only realistic option? If you have your phone close at hand, it should now be relatively easy. The company has launched an International Shopping feature in its Android and iOS apps to let you shop Amazon US goods that are eligible to ship to your corner of the world, complete with localized pricing and duty estimates. The app will use its location to automatically enable International Shopping if you're a first-timer in a country where the feature is necessary, but you can always switch it on yourself and customize the currency or language. At launch, the feature supports five languages (English, Brazilian Portugese, German, Simplified Chinese and Spanish) as well as 25 currencies.

Salesforce to Use Amazon AI Technology to Improve Customer Service Apps - Jploft


On 19th November 2019, the Business software provider- Salesforce said that it will use the AI (Artificial Intelligence) technology of Amazon to improve the customer service apps. Salesforce develops such software systems that companies use to collect customer information, such as what products or services the customer has purchased and how long they have been customers. Agents use this information to solve customer problems. Salesforce said it will use Amazon's web services technology to translate words spoken by a customer into text, where they can be translated into different languages or analyzed to determine if the customer is satisfied or not, all in real-time. It further said: "From there, Salesforce's software can read the text and make suggestions using data already in the business' Salesforce-based systems, such as recommending answers to the customer's questions".