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Eliminating AI Bias

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The primary purpose of Artificial Intelligence (AI) is to reduce manual labour by using a machine's ability to scan large amounts of data to detect underlying patterns and anomalies in order to save time and raise efficiency. However, AI algorithms are not immune to bias. As AI algorithms can have long-term impacts on an organisation's reputation and severe consequences for the public, it is important to ensure that they are not biased towards a particular subgroup within a population. In layman's terms, algorithmic bias within AI algorithms occurs when the outcome is a lack of fairness or a favouritism towards one group due to a specific categorical distinction, where the categories are ethnicity, age, gender, qualifications, disabilities, and geographic location. If this in-depth educational content is useful for you, subscribe to our AI research mailing list to be alerted when we release new material. AI Bias takes place when assumptions are made incorrectly about the dataset or the model output during the machine learning process, which subsequently leads to unfair results. Bias can occur during the design of the project or in the data collection process that produces output that unfairly represents the population. For example, a survey posted on Facebook asking about people's perceptions of the COVID-19 lockdown in Victoria finds that 90% of Victorians are afraid of travelling interstate and overseas due to the pandemic. This statement is flawed because it is based upon individuals that access social media (i.e., Facebook) only, could include users that are not located in Victoria, and may overrepresent a particular age group (i.e. To effectively identify AI Bias, we need to look for presence of bias across the AI Lifecycle shown in Figure 1.


Google Translate Reveals Cultural Bias

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Let's be honest, all language learners have turned to Google Translate to brush up on vocabulary, verify their work, or complete a class assignment. We probably lean a little too much on the application, at least according to many language teachers, considering the inherent faults and bias can be found in the translated phrases. Countless videos and articles have been uploaded to the internet showing how a few simple English sentences were mangled after running them through the translator like the worlds most convoluted game of telephone. Yet, the convenience of Google's online translator never fails to draw us back. One source of faults between language translations arise from a globally common history of male-dominated society and is further exacerbated by the recent movement toward more inclusive language for gender nonconforming individuals.


Deep Learning and Computer Vision A-Z : OpenCV, SSD & GANs

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Deep Learning and Computer Vision A-Z: OpenCV, SSD & GANs, Become a Wizard of all the latest Computer Vision tools that exist out there. Detect anything and create powerful apps. You've definitely heard of AI and Deep Learning. But when you ask yourself, what is my position with respect to this new industrial revolution, that might lead you to another fundamental question: am I a consumer or a creator? For most people nowadays, the answer would be, a consumer.


Scientists Use A New Deep Learning Method To Add 301 Planets to Kepler's Total Count

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Deep neural networks are machine learning systems that automatically learn a task if provided with necessary data. An artificial neural network (ANN) having numerous layers between the input and output layers is known as a deep neural network (DNN). Neural networks are made available in various shapes and sizes. However, they all include the same essential components: neurons, synapses, weights, biases, and functions. Recently, scientists have added a total of 301 validated exoplanets to the already existing exoplanet tally. The cluster of planets is the most recent addition to the 4,569 confirmed planets orbiting various faraway stars.


Building artificial intelligence: staffing is the most challenging part

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Every company worth its weight is set on achieving practical and scalable artificial intelligence and machine learning. However, it's all much easier said than done -- to which AI leaders within some of the most information-intensive enterprises can attest. For more perspective on the challenges of building an AI-driven organization, we caught up with Jing Huang, senior director of engineering and machine learning at Momentive (formerly SurveyMonkey), who shares the lessons being learned as AI and ML are rolled out. Q: AI and machine learning initiatives have been underway for several years now. What lessons have enterprises been learning in terms of most productive adoption and deployment?


A Gentle Introduction to Data Augmentation

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The quantity and diversity of data are important factors in the effectiveness of most machine learning models. The amount and diversity of data supplied during training heavily influence the prediction accuracy of these models. Hidden neurons are common in deep learning models that have been trained to perform well on complex tasks. The number of trainable parameters grows in unison with the number of hidden neurons. The amount of data needed is proportional to the number of learnable parameters in the model.


Building artificial intelligence: staffing is the most challenging part

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Every company worth its weight is set on achieving practical and scalable artificial intelligence and machine learning. However, it's all much easier said than done -- to which AI leaders within some of the most information-intensive enterprises can attest. For more perspective on the challenges of building an AI-driven organization, we caught up with Jing Huang, senior director of engineering and machine learning at Momentive (formerly SurveyMonkey). Q: AI and machine learning initiatives have been underway for several years now. What lessons have enterprises been learning in terms of most productive adoption and deployment?


How Can Regression Models Help Us in Making Better Predictions?

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You'd probably enjoy being able to make predictions about something important to you, right? In this post, I'll show you how to use regression information to analyze predictions and see if they're both unbiased and accurate. In these best data analytics courses online, you will have a better understanding of data analytics. Predictions can be made using regression equations. After fitting a model, regression equations are an important part of the statistical output.


Where to start in Data Science and AI?

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During these last 18 months, I had many people asking me how to start in Data and AI. With more time in their hands and the opportunity to learn new skills. So I have decided to help anyone interested in learning about Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and Data Science in general. These are some of the best resources I found helpful in my journey on these topics. Learning a new skill, concept, or subject is not easy and requires some discipline to make sure there is progress.


Cynthia Breazeal named senior associate dean for open learning

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Cynthia Breazeal has joined MIT Open Learning as senior associate dean, beginning in the Fall 2021 semester. The MIT professor of media arts and sciences and head of the Personal Robots group at the MIT Media Lab is also director of MIT RAISE, a cross-MIT initiative on artificial intelligence education. At MIT Open Learning, Breazeal will oversee MIT xPRO, Bootcamps, and Horizon, three units focused on different aspects of developing and delivering courses, programs, training, and learning resources to professionals. With experience as an entrepreneur and founder of a high-tech startup, Breazeal has a nuanced understanding of the startup spirit of MIT Open Learning's revenue-generating business units, and of the importance of connecting MIT's deep knowledge base with the just-in-time needs of professionals in the workforce. "I appreciate the potential educational and training impact of exciting new innovations in the business world. Each of these programs addresses a specific market opportunity and has a particular style of engaging with MIT's educational materials," says Breazeal.