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Monthly report: April 2019

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Facebook’s dirty work in Ireland: ‘I had to watch footage of a person being beaten to death’

On Apr 1, 2019
@Rochelle shared
RT @AphraK: This is tough reading on FB content moderators in Ireland by @jenoconnell - https://t.co/g0mGJMp9Jw but it only confirms what @TarletonG and @ubiquity75 have already highlighted elsewhere.
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Irish moderators watch horrific videos so you don’t have to. What does it do to them?

www.irishtimes.com
On Apr 1, 2019
@Rochelle shared
RT @AphraK: This is tough reading on FB content moderators in Ireland by @jenoconnell - https://t.co/g0mGJMp9Jw but it only confirms what @TarletonG and @ubiquity75 have already highlighted elsewhere.
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Facebook’s dirty work in Ireland: ‘I had to watch footage of a person being beaten to death’

Irish moderators watch horrific videos so you don’t have to. What does it do to them?

On Recent Research Auditing Commercial Facial Analysis Technology

On Apr 3, 2019
@haldaume3 shared
Amazon’s claims on facial recognition are not aligned with scientific consensus. 26 researchers from 21 institutions call on Amazon to stop selling Rekognition to law enforcement. Details: https://t.co/25GWwq5cBz
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Concerned researchers

medium.com
On Apr 3, 2019
@haldaume3 shared
Amazon’s claims on facial recognition are not aligned with scientific consensus. 26 researchers from 21 institutions call on Amazon to stop selling Rekognition to law enforcement. Details: https://t.co/25GWwq5cBz
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Charles Isbell Named Dean of College of Computing

On Apr 1, 2019
@ylecun shared
Condolences, Charles. https://t.co/KPD05qRPey
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Charles Isbell, professor and executive associate dean of the College of Computing, has been named the next dean and John P. Imlay Jr. Chair in the College of Computing at Georgia Tech, effective July 1.

www.news.gatech.edu
On Apr 1, 2019
@ylecun shared
Condolences, Charles. https://t.co/KPD05qRPey
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Charles Isbell Named Dean of College of Computing

Charles Isbell, professor and executive associate dean of the College of Computing, has been named the next dean and John P. Imlay Jr. Chair in the College of Computing at Georgia Tech, ...

AI’s leading developers share their fears about the tech developing too fast

On Apr 9, 2019
@amsekaran shared
RT @mjfitzgerald14: Dream team! @datapriestess and @frossi_t talk to @LydiaBreakfast about building trust into AI from the start and what keeps them up at night: https://t.co/EJH5gQSJ1C
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Forget about robots taking our jobs: we need to be more concerned that algorithms are deciding whether we’ll get a loan or go to jail.

www.fastcompany.com
On Apr 9, 2019
@amsekaran shared
RT @mjfitzgerald14: Dream team! @datapriestess and @frossi_t talk to @LydiaBreakfast about building trust into AI from the start and what keeps them up at night: https://t.co/EJH5gQSJ1C
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AI’s leading developers share their fears about the tech developing too fast

Forget about robots taking our jobs: we need to be more concerned that algorithms are deciding whether we’ll get a loan or go to jail.

When Is It Appropriate to Publish High-Stakes AI Research?

On Apr 2, 2019
@frossi_t shared
RT @PartnershipAI: When is it appropriate to publish high stakes #AI research? We explored some key considerations with @OpenAI: https://t.co/SoQuQjybl3
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By Claire Leibowicz, Steven Adler, and Peter Eckersley While openness is a long and deeply held value in AI research — for instance, the Partnership on AI (PAI) has a commitment to open research in its foundational tenets — it has to some extent been in tension with recent precautionary ...

www.partnershiponai.org
On Apr 2, 2019
@frossi_t shared
RT @PartnershipAI: When is it appropriate to publish high stakes #AI research? We explored some key considerations with @OpenAI: https://t.co/SoQuQjybl3
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When Is It Appropriate to Publish High-Stakes AI Research?

By Claire Leibowicz, Steven Adler, and Peter Eckersley While openness is a long and deeply held value in AI research — for instance, the Partnership on AI (PAI) has a commitment to open ...

Killer Apps

On Apr 21, 2019
@PeterAsaro shared
RT @jeffclune: https://t.co/V2n40AA0Ct Even when they don’t break down completely, learning systems sometimes learn to achieve their goals in the wrong way. In a research paper last year, a group of 52 AI researchers recounted dozens of times when AI systems showed surprising behavior. 1/
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The real danger of an AI arms race isn't that another country would win; it's that unsafe technologies would make everyone lose.

www.foreignaffairs.com
On Apr 21, 2019
@PeterAsaro shared
RT @jeffclune: https://t.co/V2n40AA0Ct Even when they don’t break down completely, learning systems sometimes learn to achieve their goals in the wrong way. In a research paper last year, a group of 52 AI researchers recounted dozens of times when AI systems showed surprising behavior. 1/
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Killer Apps

The real danger of an AI arms race isn't that another country would win; it's that unsafe technologies would make everyone lose.

No AI in humor: R2-D2 walks into a bar, doesn’t get the joke

On Apr 1, 2019
@amsekaran shared
RT @AP: Trying to teach computers to tell jokes brings results that are more laughable than funny. Linguists and computer scientists say machines just don't get humor. https://t.co/1hRX105GbB
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WASHINGTON (AP) — A robot walks into a bar. It goes CLANG. Alexa and Siri can tell jokes mined from a humor database, but they don't get them. Linguists and computer scientists say...

apnews.com
On Apr 1, 2019
@amsekaran shared
RT @AP: Trying to teach computers to tell jokes brings results that are more laughable than funny. Linguists and computer scientists say machines just don't get humor. https://t.co/1hRX105GbB
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No AI in humor: R2-D2 walks into a bar, doesn’t get the joke

WASHINGTON (AP) — A robot walks into a bar. It goes CLANG. Alexa and Siri can tell jokes mined from a humor database, but they don't get them. Linguists and computer scientists say...

China to Overtake US in AI Research

On Apr 6, 2019
@etzioni shared
ICYMI: China is catching up to the US on artificial intelligence research https://t.co/yMIRNEcHiY based on the book "The AI Advantage" by Thomas H. Davenport. Our empirical results are here: https://t.co/d5Tq7zXlHB
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By Field Cady and Oren Etzioni

medium.com
On Apr 6, 2019
@etzioni shared
ICYMI: China is catching up to the US on artificial intelligence research https://t.co/yMIRNEcHiY based on the book "The AI Advantage" by Thomas H. Davenport. Our empirical results are here: https://t.co/d5Tq7zXlHB
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China to Overtake US in AI Research

By Field Cady and Oren Etzioni

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