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

27. December 2018No Comments

Can Users Control and Understand a UI Driven by Machine Learning?

We live in a world flooded by information. It’s harder and harder for us to keep track of it or to manually curate it for others; luckily, modern data science can sort through the vast amounts of information and surface those items that are relevant to us. ... Read the full article

27. December 2018No Comments

What happens when AI-generated people look for love on Tinder

A new paper from researchers at Nvidia demonstrates how artificial intelligence can be used to generate realistic-looking faces. What happens when this technology is unleashed on Tinder? ... 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

26. November 2018No Comments

How to Set Up an AI R&D Lab

The moment a hyped-up new technology garners mainstream attention, many businesses will scramble to incorporate it into their enterprise. The majority of these trends will splutter and die out by Q4. Artificial intelligence (AI) is unlikely to be one of them. ... Read the full article

24. November 2018No Comments

Human-Centered Machine Learning

Machine learning (ML) is the science of helping computers discover patterns and relationships in data instead of being manually programmed. It’s a powerful tool for creating personalized and dynamic experiences, and it’s already driving everything from Netflix recommendations to autonomous cars. ... Read the full article

24. October 2018No Comments

Algorithms can’t fix societal problems—and often amplify them

At research organization AI Now’s 2018 symposium in New York last night (Oct. 16), activists and artificial-intelligence researchers drove home the idea that algorithms are an insufficient Band-Aid slapped on top of deeper societal problems present in the United States. ... Read the full article

24. September 2018No Comments

Facial recognition is here to stay. And we should all probably accept it

For the past few years, the world’s biggest tech companies have been on a mission to put artificial-intelligence tools in the hands of every coder. ... Read the full article

11. September 2018No Comments

Want Less-Biased Decisions? Use Algorithms.

A quiet revolution is taking place. In contrast to much of the press coverage of artificial intelligence, this revolution is not about the ascendance of a sentient android army. ... Read the full article

10. September 2018No Comments

Make “Fairness by Design” Part of Machine Learning

Machine learning is increasingly being used to predict individuals’ attitudes, behaviors, and preferences across an array of applications — from personalized marketing to precision medicine. ... 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.