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Facebook funds AI ethics center in Munich | News | DW

Facebook funds AI ethics center in Munich | News | DW

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Facebook announced on Sunday that it will help create an independent ethics research center for artificial intelligence (AI) with the Technical University of Munich (TUM). The technology giant said it will provide $7.5 million over five years as "an initial funding grant."  With the AI industry growing at unprecedented levels, its use and impact have come under increased scrutiny, with some experts warning of the potential for unexpected consequences from its application. What Facebook said: "The Institute for Ethics in Artificial Intelligence … will explore fundamental issues affecting the use and impact of AI." "Artificial intelligence offers an immense opportunity to benefit people and communities around the world." "Academics, industry stakeholders and developers driving these adv
Dataxchain, the AI powered search and trading engine. – Iri…

Dataxchain, the AI powered search and trading engine. – Iri…

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Search engines are getting smarter and better, especially since they started to incorporate social networking into their indexing. It’s harder than ever to safeguard private information, then there’s the rising Dark Web fear. While there are solutions out there that say they could track the Dark Web and the ‘regular Internet’ to protect your information there are things you can do to protect yourself. Google is now a household name that people all around the world use as a verb to describe the act of searching the internet using a search engine. However, South Korean technology company Dataxchain is thinking about becoming Asia biggest artificial intelligence operator as well as the major player in large data. Dataxchain is planning to launch a complete demo of the new search engin
Curbs on A.I. Exports? Silicon Valley Fears Losing Its Edge

Curbs on A.I. Exports? Silicon Valley Fears Losing Its Edge

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SAN FRANCISCO — A common belief among tech industry insiders is that Silicon Valley has dominated the internet because much of the worldwide network was designed and built by Americans.Now a growing number of those insiders are worried that proposed export restrictions could short-circuit the pre-eminence of American companies in the next big thing to hit their industry, artificial intelligence.In November, the Commerce Department released a list of technologies, including artificial intelligence, that are under consideration for new export rules because of their importance to national security.Technology experts worry that blocking the export of A.I. to other countries, or tying it up in red tape, will help A.I. industries flourish in those nations — China, in particular — and compete
Why AI holds the key to cyber security this year

Why AI holds the key to cyber security this year

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“The cost of an attack is so low these days and it gives hackers the ability to launch sophisticated targeted attacks with ease and they can attack energy plants, water distribution systems or the traffic systems of a city,” Gallego said. “We saw it last year and it will happen this year also. There could be no financial motive or political goals behind these attacks but just to create turbulence. Combined with AI, it could be scary. The criminal organisations could be states, nations or [groups] sponsored by a set of lobbies,” he said. Swiftype Custom Site Search
Establishing AI Ethics in Marketing

Establishing AI Ethics in Marketing

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PHOTO: Shutterstock Artificial intelligence is here and to be successful and effective, AI needs empathy to and for the audience it serves. For the organizations using AI in customer- or employee-facing programs, they need to understand and account for the technology’s biases.  John Mattison, MD, CIO of Kaiser Permanente, shared those thoughts with an audience last week during his session at AI World Boston. Organizations can do this, he said, by understanding how the biases of “carbon intelligence” and “silicon intelligence” (human vs. machine intelligence) mesh, so that we can "ultimately use exponential technology in ways that help people." With AI Comes Ethics Challenges Ethics in AI is top of mind for many organizations, such as IBM, which this year pushed out its “buildin
AI Now Institute calls for regulation of facial recognition…

AI Now Institute calls for regulation of facial recognition…

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Days after the latest call from Microsoft for regulation of facial recognition, The AI Now Institute has published its third annual report, and made 10 recommendations for governments, researchers, and industry practitioners, including regulation for artificial intelligence in general, and “stringent regulation to protect the public interest” applied to facial recognition and affect recognition in particular.The AI Now Institute, based out of New York University, calls 2018 “a dramatic year in AI.” In a post announcing its report, the organization notes Facebook’s potential incitement of ethnic cleansing in Myanmar, Cambridge Analytica’s election manipulation attempts, Google’s secret censored search engine for the Chinese market, Microsoft’s contracts with U.S. Immigration and Customs
Baidu Leads AI Patent Applications In China With 2,368 Fili…

Baidu Leads AI Patent Applications In China With 2,368 Fili…

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Share to facebook Share to twitter Share to linkedin Robin Li, co-founder and chief executive officer of Baidu Inc., speaks during the main forum at Baidu World conference in Beijing, China, on Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018. Photographer: Giulia Marchi/Bloomberg© 2018 Bloomberg Finance LP Baidu, sometimes referred to as the Chinese equivalent of Google, has filed more artificial intelligence (AI) patent applications than any other company in China, according to a report by Patent Protection Association of China.  The search engine company, which is valued at $191 billion, has filed 2,368 AI patent applications, according to the "Analysis on Artificial Intelligence Patents" report. Baidu is followed by the Chinese Ac
Google And MIT Researchers Unveil AI Concept That Could Cre…

Google And MIT Researchers Unveil AI Concept That Could Cre…

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The researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology together with Google have developed an artificial intelligence system that can create realistic 3-dimensional object models.In a paper, the team presented Visual Object Networks, a new system that is capable of creating shapes complete with 3D tweaks, including texture, lighting, and viewpoints.The paper was accepted at the 2018 Conference on Neural Information Processing Systems (NeurIPS), a summit focusing on artificial intelligence . The conference will run from Dec. 2 to Dec. 9 in Montreal, Canada.AI Generating Realistic Images"Most computational models have only focused on generating a 2D image, ignoring the 3D nature of the world," explained the researchers. "This 2D-only perspective inevitably limi...
How cheap labor drives China’s AI ambitions

How cheap labor drives China’s AI ambitions

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The ability to tag image data may be China’s true AI strength, the only one that the United States may not be able to match. In China, this new industry offers a glimpse of a future that the government has long promised: an economy built on technology rather than manufacturing. Some of the most critical work in advancing China’s technology goals takes place in a former cement factory in the middle of the country’s heartland, far from the aspiring Silicon Valleys of Beijing and Shenzhen. An idled concrete mixer still stands in the middle of the courtyard. Boxes of melamine dinnerware are stacked in a warehouse next door. Inside, Hou Xiameng runs a company that helps artificial intelligence make sense of the world. Two dozen young people go through photos and videos, labeling just a