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What Makes TikTok Tick: Leaked info reveals how TikTok's algorithm works.

A leaked document gave reporters a glimpse of what makes TikTok’s renowned recommender algorithm so effective.
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Corporate Ethics Counterbalance: Timnit Gebru launches institute for AI fairness.

One year after her acrimonious exit from Google, ethics researcher Timnit Gebru launched an independent institute to study neglected issues in AI.
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Minorities Reported: Policing AI shows bias against Blacks and Latinos.

An independent investigation found evidence of racial and economic bias in a crime-prevention model used by police departments in at least nine U.S. states.
Animated graphics from Google demonstrate Project Relate, a tool for recognizing impaired speech. .
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Everyone Has a Voice: Project Relate Offers Synthesized Speech that Works in Real Time

An Android app offers speech recognition model for speech impaired by cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, Parkinson’s disease, stroke, or traumatic brain injury.
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U.S. AI Strategy In Gear: National Security Commision Influences U.S. Military AI Policy

Recommendations from the National Security Commission on AI were enshrined in over 190 laws in 2021.
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When Officials Share Personal Data: South Korea Supplied Foreigner Data to Face Recognition Developers

The government of South Korea is supplying personal data to developers of face recognition algorithms.
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Who Can Afford to Train AI?: Cost of AI is Too Expensive for Many Small Companies

The cost of training top-performing machine learning models has grown beyond the reach of smaller companies.
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Who Has the Best Face Recognition? U.S. Government Agency Ranks the Best Face Recognition Systems

Face recognition algorithms have come under scrutiny for misidentifying individuals. A U.S. government agency tested over 1,000 of them to see which are the most reliable.
An animation shows how to opt out of Facebook's face recognition services.
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Facebook Doesn't See Your Face: Facebook Disables Face Recognition Services

Facebook disabled face recognition for uploaded photos and videos as well as its retrospective Memories service and promised to delete over 1 billion individual face recognition templates.
Animation showing the use of AI to identify forgery in a famous painting
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Seeing Through Forgeries: Researchers Use AI to Identify Da Vinci Forgery

Accusations of fraud hang over some of the world’s most highly valued artworks. Machine learning engineers are evaluating the authenticity of these famous pieces.
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How Facebook Fills the Feed: Leaked Documents Show How Facebook's Algorithm Works

Facebook’s recommendation algorithm is a closely guarded secret. Newly leaked documents shed light on the company’s formula for prioritizing posts in an individual user’s feed.
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Artistry Is Obsolete: Is AI Making Human Artists Obsolete?

Is human creativity being replaced by the synthetic equivalent? The fear: AI is cranking out increasingly sophisticated visual, musical, and literary works. AI-generated media will flood the market, squeezing out human artists and depriving the world of their creativity.
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Democracies Embrace Surveillance: AI Increasingly Spies on Citizens of Western Democracies

What if AI-enabled monitoring isn’t just for dictators and despots?The fear: Under the pretext of maintaining law and order, even countries founded on a commitment to individual rights allow police to take advantage of smart-city infrastructure and smart-home devices.
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New Models Inherit Old Flaws: AI Models May Inherit Flaws From Previous Systems

Is AI becoming inbred? The fear: The best models increasingly are fine-tuned versions of a small number of so-called foundation models that were pretrained on immense quantities of data scraped from the web.
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Killer Robots Are Here: Are AI-Powered Weapons the Future of Warfare?

War is already bad enough. What happens when human combatants are replaced by machines?

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