29. June 2021No Comments

We Should Test AI the Way the FDA Tests Medicines

We would never allow a drug to be sold in the market without having gone through rigorous testing — not even in the context of a health crisis like the coronavirus pandemic. ... Read the full article

28. June 2021No Comments

AI_Commons: Open licensing in the age of AI

Machine training with openly licensed material is an ethical question that has long divided open movement activists. ... Read the full article

27. August 2020No Comments

AI and the Art of Manipulation

From chapter 8 of “Films from the Future: The Technology and Morality of Sci-Fi Movies. ... Read the full article

27. August 2020No Comments

OpenAI GPT-3: Riesige Sprach-KI schreibt glaubhafte Texte

Nur rund ein Jahr nach der Vorstellung der damals fortschrittlichen Sprach-KI GPT-2 stellt OpenAI den Nachfolger GPT-3 vor. Der ist hundertmal größer, lernt schneller – und schreibt potenziell noch glaubhaftere Fake-News. Anfang 2019 stellte OpenAI die damals größte Text-KI GPT-2 vor. ... Read the full article

2. September 2019No Comments

What People Hate About Being Managed by Algorithms, According to a Study of Uber Drivers

Companies are increasingly using algorithms to manage their remote workforces. Called “algorithmic management,” this approach has been most widely adopted in gig economy companies. ... Read the full article

11. May 2019No Comments

How Artificial Intelligence Is Tracking Sex Traffickers

How Artificial Intelligence Is Tracking Sex Traffickers. Machine learning technology is opening up new strategies to find and prosecute the men who profit from the worst of the illegal sex trade. ... Read the full article

21. April 2019No Comments

The new digital divide is between people who opt out of algorithms and people who don’t

Every aspect of life can be guided by artificial intelligence algorithms–from choosing what route to take for your morning commute, to deciding whom to take on a date, to complex legal and judicial matters such as predictive policing. ... Read the full article

21. April 2019No Comments

To combat addiction and mental illness, people are talking to machines

One of the world’s first chatbots was a therapist. Built in 1964 by MIT researcher Jerome Weizenbaum, the program, called ELIZA, was designed to mimic techniques from Rogerian psychotherapy where the therapist prompts the patient to examine their own thoughts and feelings. ... Read the full article

23. March 2019No Comments

The world’s first genderless AI voice is here. Listen now

Voice assistants like Apple’s Siri and Amazon’s Alexa are women rather than men. ... Read the full article

23. March 2019No Comments

On the Potential & Limits of AI — The Facts Beneath the Hype

Most of the internet stories about AI are simply not true. The state of AI right now is far from beating the human brain still. ... Read the full article

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Thomas Otto is a User Experience Designer in Berlin, Germany. As an experienced designer he is working on digital projects in the fields of user research, interaction design and data strategy.