Archive | June, 2021

WHO outlines principles for ethics in health AI

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The World Health Organization released a guidance document outlining six key principles for the ethical use of artificial intelligence in health. Twenty experts spent two years developing the guidance, which marks the first consensus report on AI ethics in healthcare settings.
The report highlights the promise of health AI,

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Lip-Reading By AI Self-Driving Cars Is Either Alarming Or Ingenious

Advances in AI have enabled new apps for doing lip-reading, which could be a feature included into self-driving cars, alarmingly so or perhaps ingeniously.

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Modern Auto Technologies Vital for Your On-Road Safety

Gone are the days when seat belts and airbags were considered the top safety features in a vehicle. The continuous work of the engineers has enabled them to design new and improved safety techs that can make our journeys significantly safer. With increasing traffic on the roads, there is no better time to take advantage of these auto technologies. So

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Tech’s new labor movement is harnessing lessons learned a century ago

The workers at the Amazon fulfillment center in Bessemer, Alabama, wanted a union. 

The center opened in March of last year, just as stay-at-home orders for covid-19 went into effect. While much of the world economy tanked, some sectors thrived, including tech—Amazon founder Jeff Bezos would add some $75 billion to his own net worth in 2020.

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China’s path to modernization has, for centuries, gone through my hometown

One day in late March, People’s Daily, the Chinese Communist Party’s official newspaper, shared a pair of photos on Chinese social media. 

The first, in black and white, was of the signing of the Boxer Protocol, a 1901 treaty between the Qing empire, which ruled China at the time, and 11 foreign nations. Troops from eight of

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The great chip crisis threatens the promise of Moore’s Law

A year into the covid-19 pandemic, Apple commemorated the growing array of devices featuring its custom M1 chip with great fanfare, including a “Mission Implausible” ad on TV featuring a young man running across the rooftops of its “spaceship” campus in Cupertino and infiltrating the facility to “steal” the breakthrough microprocessor from a MacBook and place it inside an iPad

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35 Innovators Under 35

The 35 Innovators Under 35 is our yearly opportunity to take a look at not just where technology is now, but where it’s going and who’s taking it there. More than 500 people are nominated every year, and from this group the editors pick the most promising 100 to move on to the semifinalist round. Their work is then evaluated

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Using A.I. to Find Bias in A.I.

The problem of bias in artificial intelligence is facing increasing scrutiny from regulators and is a growing business for start-ups and tech stalwarts.

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