AIs that learn from photos become sexist

Daily Mail

In the fourth example, the person pictured is labeled'woman' even though it is clearly a man because of sexist biases in the set that associate kitchens with women Researchers tested two of the largest collections of photos used to train image recognition AIs and discovered that sexism was rampant. However, they AIs associated men with stereotypically masculine activities like sports, hunting, and coaching, as well as objects sch as sporting equipment. 'For example, the activity cooking is over 33 percent more likely to involve females than males in a training set, and a trained model further amplifies the disparity to 68 percent at test time,' reads the paper, titled'Men Also Like Shopping,' which published as part of the 2017 Conference on Empirical Methods on Natural Language Processing. A user shared a photo depicting another scenario in which technology failed to detect darker skin, writing'reminds me of this failed beta test Princeton University conducted a word associate task with the algorithm GloVe, an unsupervised AI that uses online text to understand human language.

Automatic Speech Recognition – Are All Tests Comparable? - Watson


Key Points: – Access to appropriate domain data is the dominant factor in determining speech recognition performance. For accurate comparison of systems, training and testing must be consistent First, training and testing must be consistent, especially on highly customized data sets. For this reason, benchmarks for speech recognition systems including the SWITCHBOARD corpus that IBM regularly reports on have been considered the standard controlled data set for automatic speech recognition testing for twenty years and counting. Another example is Mizuho Bank in Japan, which uses Watson Speech Recognition API to provide real-time relevant information to call center agents to better prepare to respond to customers in real-time.

Artificial Intelligence Market Analysis By Solution (Hardware, Software, Services), By Technology (Deep Learning, Machine Learning, Natural Language Processing, Machine Vision), By End-use, By Region, and Segment Forecasts, 2014 - 2025


The global artificial intelligence market is expected to reach USD 35,870.0 million by 2025 from its direct revenue sources, growing at a CAGR of 57.2% from 2017 to 2025, whereas it is expected to garner around USD 58,975.4 million by 2025 from its enabled revenue arenas, according to this new report. Advances in image and voice recognition are driving the growth of the artificial intelligence market as improved image recognition technology is critical to offer enhanced drones, self-driving cars, and robotics. The two major factors enabling market growth are emerging AI technologies and growth in big data espousal. Further key findings from the report suggest: - Growth in the volume of data being generated from different end-use industries is expected to provide traction to the technology adoption - The increasing adoption of image and pattern recognition in the Asia-Pacific region is expected to provide new growth opportunities over the forecast period.

Security & Risk of Artificial Intelligence - Internetseekho


All the technology position, from SIRI to self-driving cars, web search, face recognition, industrial robots, missile guidance and artificial intelligence (AI) is developing rapidly with the time. Today Artificial Intelligence is known as narrow AI or weak AI that is designed to perform a narrow task. Moreover, al AI arms race could lead an AI war unintentionally to cause mass causalities. There are also more fascinating controversies where the world's leading experts disagree like AI's future impact on the job market; when human-level AI will be developed; whether this will be leading to an intelligence explosion; and whether this is what we should welcome or fear.

Microsoft's Cortana boosts speech recognition accuracy

Daily Mail

Some problems still to be addressed by the software include achieving human levels of recognition in noisy environments with distant microphones as well as recognising accented speech or speaking styles and languages for which only limited training data is available. Previous research has shown that humans achieve higher levels of agreement on the precise words spoken as they expend more care and effort, as in the case of professional transcribers. Previous research has shown that humans achieve higher levels of agreement on the precise words spoken as they expend more care and effort, as in the case of professional transcribers. This image shows the firm's voice translation service '[This includes] achieving human levels of recognition in noisy environments with distant microphones, in recognising accented speech, or speaking styles and languages for which only limited training data is available.

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How Self-Driving, AI And Robotics Will Transform The Auto Industry

International Business Times

It is an industry that has functioned largely without changes for the past hundred years, but with the emergence of technologies such as artificial intelligence, self-driving and robotics, the basic paradigm of the industry is expected to change. While the Tesla Gigafactory 1 is just one of many examples of auto companies increasingly employing robots in production, it is the strongest indication that as the auto industry moves toward automation and robotics, human employment in the industry is set to decrease. According to the Information Handling Services (IHS) Technology's Automotive Electronics Roadmap Report, the use of AI based driver-assistance systems in vehicles is set to jump from 7 million a couple of years ago to 122 million by 2025. Since cars are increasingly expected to be equipped with hardware such as camera-based machine units, radar-detection units and driver evaluation units, AI will serve as the connecting interface between the regular car machinery and such hardware -- e.g., advance brake warnings using object detection feedback from the onboard cameras.

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The startup behind the Prisma style transfer app is shifting focus onto the b2b space, building tools for developers that draw on its expertise using neural networks and deep learning technology to power visual effects on mobile devices. Initially, say Prisma's co-founders, they'll be offering an SDK for developers wanting to add effects like style transfer and selfie lenses to their own apps -- likely launching an API mid next week. The wave of augmented reality apps that are coming down the smartphone pipe, driven by more powerful hardware and active encouragement from mobile platforms, could also help generate demand for Prisma's effects, reckons Moiseenkov, as they can offer object tracking as well as face tracking via APIs or an SDK. "We want to explore the CV [computer vision] area and help companies also produce a greater user experience with AI -- helping people to communicate easier, to solve their tasks," adds Moiseenkov.

'Explainable Artificial Intelligence': Cracking open the black box of AI


At a demonstration of Amazon Web Services' new artificial intelligence image recognition tool last week, the deep learning analysis calculated with near certainty that a photo of speaker Glenn Gore depicted a potted plant. Artificial intelligence – in its application of deep learning neural networks, complex algorithms and probabilistic graphical models – has become a'black box' according to a growing number of researchers. While "humans are surprisingly good at explaining their decisions," said researchers at University of California, Berkeley and the Max Planck Institute for Informatics in Germany in a recent paper, deep learning models "frequently remain opaque". Their December paper Attentive Explanations: Justifying Decisions and Pointing to the Evidence, primarily focused on image recognition, makes a significant step towards AI that can provide natural language justifications of decisions and point to the evidence.

Communications Coming Full Circle @ThingsExpo #AI #IoT #M2M #Sensors


Or in a conference room, instead of the struggle to figure out which remote control puts on the projector and the screen, a simple voice request "System: turn on projector, turn on TV and dim lights." We will continue to see innovation in voice recognition systems and improvements that will enable voice system security to be viable in an enterprise environment and ensure that only authorized users with the right privileges can perform the associated actions. We are seeing the explosion of CPaaS (Communication Platform as-a-Service) in the enterprise, leveraging APIs to transform today's applications into voice-integrated solutions. Some of the major voice communication vendors are now entering this market, providing CPaaS infrastructures with a standardized set of APIs to enable companies to integrate communications into their business processes.