Education

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Capture of Honorlock, an AI-powered software designed to catch students who cheat on academic examinations
Education

Court Blocks AI-Assisted Proctoring: AI Cheating Software Loses in Court

A U.S. court ruled against an implementation of AI-powered software designed to catch students who cheat on academic examinations.
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Series of universities entrances
Education

Machine Learning for Human Learners

AI is guiding admissions, grading homework, and even teaching classes on college campuses.
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Two images showing the process of turning handwriting into text
Education

The Writing, Not the Doodles

Systems designed to turn handwriting into text typically work best on pages with a consistent layout, such as a single column unbroken by drawings, diagrams, or extraneous symbols. A new system removes that requirement.
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Results of Algorithmia's survey of 750 business leaders
Education

Enterprise AI on the Rise

A survey of AI in large companies sees boom times ahead — if AI teams can get past issues that surround implementation. Businesses of all sizes are using more machine learning, spending more on it, and hiring more engineers to wrangle it.
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Fei-Fei Li
Education

Fei-Fei Li: Invigorating the U.S. AI Ecosystem

The United States has been a leader in science and technology for decades, and all nations have benefitted from its innovations. But U.S. leadership in AI is not guaranteed.
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Illustration of a neighborhood haunted by an evil pumpkin and a black cat
Education

Giant Models Bankrupt Research

What if AI requires so much computation that it becomes unaffordable?The fear: Training ever more capable models will become too pricey for all but the richest corporations and government agencies. Rising costs will
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Different images from NSF AI Institute
Education

U.S. Proposes National AI Centers

The White House called for new funding for AI research including a constellation of research centers. Nonetheless, the U.S. government’s annual spending on the technology still would lag behind that of several other
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Protest in the UK and information about grading algorithm
Education

AI Grading Doesn’t Make the Grade

The UK government abandoned a plan to use machine learning to assess students for higher education. The UK Department of Education discarded grades generated by an algorithm designed to predict performance on the annual Advanced Level qualifications, which had been canceled due to the pandemic.
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Partnership in AI, Amazon, Baidu, Google, Facebook, IBM, Microsoft logos
Education

Baidu Leaves Partnership on AI

Baidu backed out of a U.S.-led effort to promote ethics in AI, leaving the project without a Chinese presence. The Beijing-based search giant withdrew from the Partnership on AI, a consortium that promotes cooperation on issues like digital privacy and algorithmic bias.
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Excerpts from Global AI Talent Tracker report
Education

Mapping AI’s Talent Pipeline

China launches most of AI’s top researchers, but the U.S. is their number-one destination. U.S.-based research group MacroPolo published the Global AI Talent Tracker. The report traces international trends in education and employment among elite engineers.
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Excerpt of a video showing how HireVue works
Education

HR’s Robot Helper

For some college graduates, landing a first job means making a good impression on a chatbot. University guidance counselors around the U.S. are preparing students for interviews with AI-powered screening algorithms.
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Excerpt from 2019 Artificial Intelligence Index
Education

Tracking AI’s Global Growth

Which countries are ahead in AI? Many, in one way or another, and not always the ones you might expect. The Stanford Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence published its 2019 Artificial Intelligence Index, detailing when, where, and how AI is on the rise.
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Kai-Fu Lee
Education

Kai-Fu Lee: AI Everywhere

Artificial intelligence has moved from the age of discovery to the age of implementation. Among our invested portfolios, primarily in China, we see flourishing applications using AI and automation in banking, finance, transportation, logistics, supermarkets, restaurants, warehouses, factories...
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Oren Etzioni
Education

Oren Etzioni: Tools For Equality

In 2020, I hope the AI community will grapple with issues of fairness in ways that tangibly and directly benefit disadvantaged populations.
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Illustration of two black cats labeled as cats, one white cat labeled as banana
Education

Biased Data Trains Oppressive AI

Will biases in training data unwittingly turn AI into a tool for persecution? Bias encoded in software used by nominally objective institutions like, say, the justice or education systems will become impossible to root out.
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