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

2. March 2019No Comments

How to Choose Your First AI Project

Artificial intelligence (AI) is poised to transform every industry, just as electricity did 100 years ago. It will create $13 trillion of GDP growth by 2030, according to McKinsey, most of which will be in non-internet sectors including manufacturing, agriculture, energy, logistics, and education. ... Read the full article

1. February 2019No Comments

A Skeptic’s Guide to Thinking About AI

This week, at the research institute AI Now‘s annual symposium, experts debated some of the most critical issues in society through the lens of AI. The event brought together law and politics… ... Read the full article

4. December 2018No Comments

Even artificial intelligence can acquire biases against race and gender

One of the great promises of artificial intelligence (AI) is a world free of petty human biases. Hiring by algorithm would give men and women an equal chance at work, the thinking goes, and predicting criminal behavior with big data would sidestep racial prejudice in policing. ... Read the full article

27. October 2018No Comments

What Does a Fair Algorithm Actually Look Like?

In some ways, artificial intelligence acts like a mirror. Machine learning tools are designed to detect patterns, and they often reflect back the same biases we already know exist in our culture. Algorithms can be sexist, racist, and perpetuate other structural inequalities found in society. ... 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.