Artificial intelligence is already impacting our lives. And the use of AI for social functioning is on an all-time high. Be it getting riding directions through our smartphone or getting daily reminders by using our health system to extend our workouts; all these are manifestations of how artificial talent is altering the way we function. What is often much less understood is the vast function synthetic brain can play in the social sector. The Artificial Intelligence for social good can probably assist in solving some of the country's most pressing problems. As a count number of facts, it can contribute in some way or every other to tackling and addressing all of the United Nation's Sustainable Development Goals, supporting large sections of the populace in both growing and developed countries. AI is already helping in several real-life situations, from assisting blind humans in navigating and diagnosing cancer to identify sexual harassment victims and helping with catastrophe relief. Let us take a look briefly at integral social domains where AI can be carried out effectively.
A machine-learned AI system used to assess recidivism risks in Broward County, Fla., often gave higher risk scores to African Americans than to whites, even when the latter had criminal records. The popular sentence-completion facility in Google Mail was caught assuming that an "investor" must be a male. A celebrated natural language generator called GPT, with an uncanny ability to write polished-looking essays for any prompt, produced seemingly racist and sexist completions when given prompts about minorities.
Chinese artificial intelligence company Shanghai Zhizhen Intelligent Network Technology Co., Ltd., also known as Xiao-i, has filed a lawsuit against Apple Inc, alleging it has infringed on its patents. The company is calling for 10 billion yuan ($1.43 billion) in damages and demands that Apple cease "manufacturing, using, promising to sell, selling, and importing" products that infringe on the patent, it said in a social media post. Xiao-i argued that Apple's voice-recognition technology Siri infringes on a patent that it applied for in 2004 and was granted in 2009. Apple did not respond to a request for comment. Reuters was not immediately available to find a copy of the court filing.
Well, up until recently, you and I didn't know each other, but it turns out we have a mutual friend, Andrew Perry, who's a bit legendary in our industry at the time. And he's my real connection actually, David is my real connection and my real education if I'm being honest on legal technology. And so what I thought we would pick up today is, you know, conversations you and I have been having. So my colleague and I Kashyap, we published a book on AI last year. And honestly, the focus of it was, you know, let's simplify this so that anybody who's interested at least, can get their hands dirty, can figure out what to do without Advanced Math, because AI is a business problem, a business solution.
The UK's Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) has published guidance on how to ensure data protection compliance when deploying artificial intelligence (AI). The ICO opened consultation on its first draft of the AI guidance in December last year, and released the final version today, the culmination of two years of research and part of the ICO's commitment to enable good data protection practice in AI. The guidance is intended to "mitigate the risks specifically arising from a data protection perspective, explaining how data protection principles apply to AI projects without losing sight of the benefits such projects can deliver". It includes both recommendations on best practice and practical guidelines on deploying the technology while avoiding the security risks potential for discrimination and bias that it can bring. The guidance is designed to help organisations "assess the risks to rights and freedoms that AI can pose from a data protection perspective" and how to implement measures to mitigate risks, but is not intended as a guide to the ethical or design principles of the use of AI.
An artificial-intelligence company recently awarded a Chinese patent for a voice assistant similar to Apple Inc.'s Siri has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Apple that, if successful, could prevent the American tech giant from selling many of its products in the world's second-largest economy. Shanghai Zhizhen Network Technology Co. said in a statement on Monday it was suing Apple for an estimated 10 billion yuan ($1.43 billion) in damages in a Shanghai court, alleging the iPhone- and iPad-maker's products violated...
Total conference attendance at the 2020 Design Automation Conference (DAC), the industry's premier event dedicated to the design and design automation of electronic circuits and systems, leapt by 52% compared to DAC 2019, according to the 57th DAC Executive Committee (EC). The intense engagement at the 57th DAC, held for the first time virtually due to the recent pandemic, reflected a voracious appetite among engineers for information and insights to propel design innovation. Submissions to DAC's research track increased by 20% in the past two years, and the Designer, IP and Embedded Tracks submissions increased by 15% compared to 2019, continuing a steady three-year rise. The global reach of DAC, July 19 - 24, soared at the 2020 virtual event with attendance from the following regions: 24% Asia Pac, 11% Europe, 52% United States and 13% a combination of Canada, South America and Middle East. Despite the economic and social disruption caused by the pandemic, design innovation never sleeps," said Zhuo Li, General Chair of the 57th DAC. "We had record attendance viewing each of the four Keynotes, plus attendees globally were able to view the recorded technical sessions at their leisure in their respected time-zones.
Artificial intelligence is groundbreaking and, at times, still quite mind blowing. We're constantly peppered with amazing stories of efficiency, automation, and intelligent prognostication. And for every story of success, there's another tale of a mess up or mistake – a situation where something didn't go as planned. While I'm a huge believer in AI and have seen the power of it in my own businesses, sometimes it's nice to see the other side of the coin, have a couple of laughs, and remember that we're all just pushing for bigger and better things. But along that path, there will be friction and interruptions. It's how we respond to these anomalies and shortcomings that ultimately defines where we go from here.
Intel has recently partnered with Accenture and the Sulubaaï Environmental Foundation to create an AI-driven data collection platform aimed at analyzing and protecting vulnerable marine habitats, habitats like coral reefs. A combination of climate change, pollution, and overfishing have been damaging the world's oceans, particularly coral reefs. Coral reefs around the world are experiencing mass die-offs and problems like coral bleaching. Scientists and conservationists are looking for ways to protect coral reefs and help them recover. Designing plans to support coral reefs requires data, and as Engadget reported, Intel has partnered with two environmental foundations to create the CORaiL platform.