ARTIFICAL intelligence is “shockingly” racist and sexist, a study has revealed. Researchers looked a range of systems and datasets and found examples where AI had provided inaccurate information for women and minorities. In one example, the team from Massachusetts Institute of Technology looked at an income-prediction system and discovered it was twice as likely to misclassify female employees as low-income and male employee as high-income. However, the team was able to adjust the system to make sure it was less biased. When researchers increased the dataset by a factor of 10 they found the mistakes decreased by 40 per cent. Irene Chen, a PhD student who wrote the paper with MIT professor David Sontag and postdoctoral associate Fredrik D. Johansson, said it comes down to using better data. Professor Stephen Hawking warns about the threat of Artificial Intelligence as AI capabilities increase She said: “Computer scientists are often quick to say that the way to make … [Read more...] about Artificial intelligence is racist and sexist because robots are being fed the wrong data, study finds
ARTIFICIAL intelligence searching for alien life in the universe has discovered dozens of previously unknown radio bursts. The Breakthrough Listen program found 72 new fast radio bursts – mysterious space signals – coming from a galaxy three billion light years away. Space scientists have been hunting for mysterious alien signals for years, but it's difficult to find anything meaningful – space is huge, after all. The big problem isn't actually collecting the data, but trawling through it. That's why scientists enlisted artificial intelligence and machine learning tech to hunt for these signals within existing data caches. Robots work much quicker than humans. This latest discovery came after AI dug through 400 terabytes of data collected in August last year. A single terabyte is 1,000 gigabytes, or 1million megabytes – and an hour-long BBC iPlayer programme takes up just 160 megabytes of space. Time lapse of the Green Bank Telescope … [Read more...] about Dozens of ‘mysterious radio bursts’ from outer space are detected by alien-hunting artificial intelligence
During the early hours of this morning, Samsung unveiled new plans to invest 25 trillion Korean Won (equivalent to $22 million) in four of modern tech‘s hottest areas of development. The announcement comes with a three-year plan in which the company intends to ‘drive its future growth’ by interlinking with businesses and researchers in the areas of fifth-generation mobile networking (5g), smart car components, biopharmaceuticals, and artificial intelligence. This comes with an air of excitement from those that have followed the growth of AI in the past few years. It is generally reported that much of the subject’s problem is the lack of specialized and advanced researchers, making it difficult for us to utilize this research and use it for wider purposes. Samsung expresses the intention to part with some of that cash “to significantly expand its research capability, increasing the number of advanced AI researchers to 1,000 across its global … [Read more...] about Samsung Set to Invest Billions in the Future of Artificial Intelligence
ARTIFICIAL Intelligence is an inevitable part of our future, but that doesn't stop some of the world's leading experts worrying about the potential risks of the technology. Here's what you need to know about the AI, and why it can be controversial... What is Artificial Intelligence? AI is an area of computer science focused on creating intelligent machines - which think and work like humans. These machines could be programmed to recognise speech, learn, plan, problem solve, and move objects around. Scientists have been training computers to learn like humans since the 1970s, and many of us are already using AI in our everyday lives. Voice assistants like Apple's Siri and Amazon's Alexa are one example of AI. Self-driving cars are another. While Microsoft has unveiled plans to install AI into ALL its products - allowing computers to recognise what they 'see', and understand human speech. According to an independent government report, published on October 15, AI could add £630bn to … [Read more...] about What is Artificial intelligence, what are Google’s AI experiments and what’s Elon Musk said about machine learning?
YOU'LL SOON be able to turn your black and white photographs into realistic-looking coloured images with Google’s latest Photos app update. Announced at the company’s annual Google I/O conference on Tuesday, the clever trick adds a lick of colour to old snaps using the tech giant's AI smarts. After taking a picture of an old photograph with your phone, Google says its latest artificial intelligence tech will analyse the image and allow you to tap a button to instantly add natural-looking colour to it. The Photos app is available on both Android and iOS, and lets you back up pictures and video automatically, free of charge. It also provides various intelligent categorisation and organisational features, plus editing tools and photo book creation. Google did not say when the new colourisation perk would be available within the app. In addition to the nifty photo transformation tech, Google said they'll be a whole host of other AI-based tools coming to the Photos app under the … [Read more...] about Google Photos will soon colourise your old black and white pics using artificial intelligence