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A massive AI partnership is tapping civil rights and economic experts to keep AI safe

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The Partnership also added Apple as a "founding member," putting the tech giant in good company: Amazon, Microsoft, IBM, Google, and Facebook are already on board. "In its most ideal form, [the Partnership] puts on the agenda the idea of human rights and civil liberties in the science and data science community," says Carol Rose, the executive director of the ACLU of Massachusetts who is joining the Partnership's board. "While there will be many benefits from AI, it is important to ensure that challenges such as protecting and advancing civil rights, civil liberties, and security are accounted for," Sears says. Google will be represented by director of augmented intelligence research Greg Corrado; Facebook by its director of AI research, Yann LeCun; Amazon by its director of machine learning, Ralf Herbrich; Microsoft by the director of its research lab, Horvitz; and IBM by a research scientist at its T.J. Watson Research Centre, Francesca Rossi.


A massive AI partnership is tapping civil rights and economic experts to keep AI safe

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The organizations themselves are not officially affiliated yet--that process is still underway--but the Partnership's board selected these candidates based on their expertise in civil rights, economics, and open research, according to interim co-chair Eric Horvitz, who is also director of Microsoft Research. The Partnership also added Apple as a "founding member," putting the tech giant in good company: Amazon, Microsoft, IBM, Google, and Facebook are already on board. "In its most ideal form, [the Partnership] puts on the agenda the idea of human rights and civil liberties in the science and data science community," says Carol Rose, the executive director of the ACLU of Massachusetts who is joining the Partnership's board. Google will be represented by director of augmented intelligence research Greg Corrado; Facebook by its director of AI research, Yann LeCun; Amazon by its director of machine learning, Ralf Herbrich; Microsoft by the director of its research lab, Horvitz; and IBM by a research scientist at its T.J. Watson Research Centre, Francesca Rossi.


A massive AI partnership is tapping civil rights and economic experts to keep AI safe

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The organizations themselves are not officially affiliated yet--that process is still underway--but the Partnership's board selected these candidates based on their expertise in civil rights, economics, and open research, according to interim co-chair Eric Horvitz, who is also director of Microsoft Research. The Partnership also added Apple as a "founding member," putting the tech giant in good company: Amazon, Microsoft, IBM, Google, and Facebook are already on board. "In its most ideal form, [the Partnership] puts on the agenda the idea of human rights and civil liberties in the science and data science community," says Carol Rose, the executive director of the ACLU of Massachusetts who is joining the Partnership's board. Google will be represented by director of augmented intelligence research Greg Corrado; Facebook by its director of AI research, Yann LeCun; Amazon by its director of machine learning, Ralf Herbrich; Microsoft by the director of its research lab, Horvitz; and IBM by a research scientist at its T.J. Watson Research Centre, Francesca Rossi.


Can off the shelf AI Vision systems detect and censor art nude photographs? - DIY Photography

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Question: can AI vision systems from Microsoft and Google, which are available for free to anybody, identify NSFW (not safe for work, nudity) images? Can this identification be used to automatically censor images by blacking out or blurring NSFW areas of the image? Method: I spent a few hours creating in some rough code in Microsoft office to find files on my computer and send them to Google Vision and Microsoft Vision so they could be analysed. I spent a few hours over the weekend just knocking some very rough code. Yes, they did reasonably well at (a) identifying images that could need censoring and (b) identifying where on the image things should be blocked out.


How to Make a Bot That Isn't Racist

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In 2013, he created wordfilter, an open source blacklist of slurs. Because Two Headlines swaps subjects in headlines, sometimes it would swap a female subject and a male subject, resulting in tweets like "Bruce Willis Looks Stunning in Her Red Carpet Dress." Parker Higgins tends to make "iterator bots," bots that go through a collection (such as the New York Public Library public domain collection) and broadcast its contents bit by bit. Recently, Higgins hoped to make an iterator bot out of turn-of-the-century popular music that had been digitized by the New York Public Library.


The racist hijacking of Microsoft's chatbot shows how the internet teems with hate

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Beneath that is a thick seam of the kind of material all genocides feed off: conspiracy theories and illogic. Microsoft claimed Tay had been "attacked" by trolls. It knows, too, there may have been organised paedophile rings among the powerful in the past. If you spend just five minutes on the social media feeds of UK-based antisemites it becomes absolutely clear that their purpose is to associate each of these phenomena with the others, and all of them with Israel and Jews.


Microsoft's racist chatbot returns with drug-smoking Twitter meltdown

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Microsoft had previously gone through the bot's tweets and removed the most offensive and vowed only to bring the experiment back online if the company's engineers could "better anticipate malicious intent that conflicts with our principles and values". Microsoft's sexist racist Twitter bot @TayandYou is BACK in fine form pic.twitter.com/nbc69x3LEd Tay then started to tweet out of control, spamming its more than 210,000 followers with the same tweet, saying: "You are too fast, please take a rest …" over and over. I guess they turned @TayandYou back on... it's having some kind of meltdown. Its Chinese XiaoIce chatbot successfully interacts with more than 40 million people across Twitter, Line, Weibo and other sites but the company's experiments targeting 18- to 24-year-olds in the US on Twitter has resulted in a completely different animal.


Microsoft says it faces 'difficult' challenges in AI design after chat bot Tay turned into a genocidal racist

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Microsoft has admitted it faces some "difficult" challenges in AI design after its chat bot, "Tay," had an offensive meltdown on social media. Microsoft issued an apology in a blog post on Friday explaining it was "deeply sorry" after its artificially intelligent chat bot turned into a genocidal racist on Twitter. In the blog post, Peter Lee, Microsoft's vice president of research, wrote: "Looking ahead, we face some difficult – and yet exciting – research challenges in AI design. "We are deeply sorry for the unintended offensive and hurtful tweets from Tay, which do not represent who we are or what we stand for, nor how we designed Tay," wrote Lee in the blog post.


A recent history of racist AI bots

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Microsoft's Tay AI bot was intended to charm the internet with cute millennial jokes and memes. Just hours after Tay started talking to people on Twitter -- and, as Microsoft explained, learning from those conversations -- the bot started to speak like a bad 4chan thread. Coke's #MakeitHappy campaign wanted to show how a soft drink brand can make the world a happier place. He did this by feeding the AI the entire Urban Dictionary, which basically meant that Watson learned a ton of really creative swear words and offensive slurs.


Microsoft shuts down Artificial Intelligence bot after twitteratti teaches racism

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According to Tay's "about" page linked to the Twitter profile, "Tay is an artificial intelligent chat bot developed by Microsoft's Technology and Research and Bing teams to experiment with and conduct research on conversational understanding". Apple Temporarily Pulls iOS 9.3 Update for Older iOS Devices It will then click on "All my devices" and select the device before clicking "Delete Account" and restart the terminal again. Former Flint Mayor, Emergency Manager Questioned At Congressional Hearing Choking up, Hedman said that although she has left government service she has not stopped thinking about the people of Flint. She called Tay "an example of bad design".Before Tay was taken offline, the chatbot managed to tweet 96,000 times in response to chat messages from internet users.The machine-learning project has since been taken offline for adjustments to the software, according to Microsoft.