“Women and minorities are not building AI, and therefore, they are not being represented in popular algorithm-based products”
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“Researchers at Washington University in St. Louis are developing a new imaging technique that can reportedly provide accurate, real-time, computer-aided diagnosis of colorectal cancer. Using deep learning, a type of machine learning, the team used the technique on more than 26,000 individual frames of imaging data from colorectal tissue samples to determine the method’s accuracy. Compared with pathology reports, they were able to identify tumors with 100% accuracy in this pilot study.” — Learn More from GEN News >
“Women and minorities are not building AI, and therefore, they are not being represented in popular algorithm-based products, according to Vogel. Algorithms find patterns throughout history, and essentially make predictions based on stereotyping, she said. Already, facial recognition technology perceives white men more easily than women and minority features, Vogel said. Minorities are being denied credit cards due to where they live, due to their area’s history of poor credit.” — Halley Bondy, Writer Learn More from NBC News >
What we’re reading.
1/ Facebook’s Head of AI is forced to reckon with how the company can stop AI-powered deep fakes from spreading convincing misinformation across the internet. Learn More from WIRED >
2/ It’s unlikely that today’s leading AI startups will have a big economic impact on the US economy since so few of them operate in sectors that represent large categories of consumer spending. Learn More from IEEE Spectrum >
3/ AI-generated text has recently reached a new level of realism — which presents many potential downsides -but also creative upsides like the creation of new poetry and games. Learn More from Axios >
4/ Asset managers use machine learning to analyze new forms of data, like satellite photos that can indicate Chinese agricultural crop yields, and predict market growth. Learn More from Harvard Business Review >
5/ A new report suggests that China has spent far less money on military-related AI research than had been previously reported. Learn More from MIT Technology Review >
6/ A new medical app uses machine learning to spot patterns in people that could indicate early signs of Parkinson’s. Learn More from BBC >
7/ Intel, burned by past mistakes that resulted in it losing the smartphone processor market to Qualcomm, does everything in its power to come out win the market for neural network processors. Learn More from FastCompany >
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