Artificial Intelligence News Essentials

Monthly report: April 2019

This month, The Essentials Report, has curated & analyzed the content published by 336 influencers like John C. Havens and Alan Winfield, discussing hashtags such as #AI , #CleverHans and #MachineLearning.
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Landmark IEEE Report Calls for Ethical Design of Autonomous Systems

On Apr 10, 2019
@alan_winfield shared
RT @johnchavens: Landmark IEEE Report Calls for Ethical Design of Autonomous Systems https://t.co/rmbhm4Vwv7 via @CBROnline.com
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A landmark study from the IEEE urges a renewed focus on ethics as a "macro" in the design stages of autonomous and intelligent systems. Ethical AI is a...

www.cbronline.com
On Apr 10, 2019
@alan_winfield shared
RT @johnchavens: Landmark IEEE Report Calls for Ethical Design of Autonomous Systems https://t.co/rmbhm4Vwv7 via @CBROnline.com
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Landmark IEEE Report Calls for Ethical Design of Autonomous Systems

A landmark study from the IEEE urges a renewed focus on ethics as a "macro" in the design stages of autonomous and intelligent systems. Ethical AI is a...

[N] Apple hires Ian Goodfellow

On Apr 4, 2019
@hardmaru shared
RT @slashML: Apple hires Ian Goodfellow https://t.co/AQPqk8rOcB
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141 votes and 51 comments so far on Reddit

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On Apr 4, 2019
@hardmaru shared
RT @slashML: Apple hires Ian Goodfellow https://t.co/AQPqk8rOcB
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[N] Apple hires Ian Goodfellow

141 votes and 51 comments so far on Reddit

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?

Google employees are lining up to trash Google’s AI ethics council

On Apr 3, 2019
@xamat shared
It's harder to find unbiased/fair people than it is to find unbiased/fair AI: https://t.co/cTWoOJgpmM
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The independent council was meant to help Google’s public image, but the blowback shows just how fraught—and politicized—use of AI is becoming.

www.technologyreview.com
On Apr 3, 2019
@xamat shared
It's harder to find unbiased/fair people than it is to find unbiased/fair AI: https://t.co/cTWoOJgpmM
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Google employees are lining up to trash Google’s AI ethics council

The independent council was meant to help Google’s public image, but the blowback shows just how fraught—and politicized—use of AI is becoming.

Behind Every Robot Is a Human

On Apr 15, 2019
@sidneyfussell shared
RT @TheAtlantic: Improving AI involves more humans than tech companies want you to think, @sidneyfussell writes. https://t.co/HiICoVC9oV
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Why Amazon workers sometimes listen in on users’ conversations with Alexa, and what it tells us about the technology that powers “smart” devices

www.theatlantic.com
On Apr 15, 2019
@sidneyfussell shared
RT @TheAtlantic: Improving AI involves more humans than tech companies want you to think, @sidneyfussell writes. https://t.co/HiICoVC9oV
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Behind Every Robot Is a Human

Why Amazon workers sometimes listen in on users’ conversations with Alexa, and what it tells us about the technology that powers “smart” devices

Robotics in Food Manufacturing and Food Processing

On Apr 15, 2019
@KUKA_Americas shared
RT @ForceDesignInc1: "Industrial and collaborative #robots in the food industry are increasingly being deployed in primary processing and secondary processing applications." #automation @RIA_robotics https://t.co/N4eBe5koYm
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Food processing has been difficult for industrial robots and collaborative robots, but new robotic technology is enabling new applications.

www.robotics.org
On Apr 15, 2019
@KUKA_Americas shared
RT @ForceDesignInc1: "Industrial and collaborative #robots in the food industry are increasingly being deployed in primary processing and secondary processing applications." #automation @RIA_robotics https://t.co/N4eBe5koYm
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Robotics in Food Manufacturing and Food Processing

Food processing has been difficult for industrial robots and collaborative robots, but new robotic technology is enabling new applications.

How do you make sure AI is trustworthy? The EU wrote a checklist.

On Apr 17, 2019
@johnchavens shared
How do you make sure AI is trustworthy? The EU wrote a checklist. https://t.co/4QVsjgjONW
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The European Union wants to lead the world in developing ethical AI.

www.msn.com
On Apr 17, 2019
@johnchavens shared
How do you make sure AI is trustworthy? The EU wrote a checklist. https://t.co/4QVsjgjONW
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How do you make sure AI is trustworthy? The EU wrote a checklist.

The European Union wants to lead the world in developing ethical AI.

On Recent Research Auditing Commercial Facial Analysis Technology

On Apr 3, 2019
@jeremyphoward shared
RT @timnitGebru: 26 researchers from 21 institutions call on Amazon to stop selling Rekognition to law enforcement. https://t.co/sYm6xrIrer
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Concerned researchers

medium.com
On Apr 3, 2019
@jeremyphoward shared
RT @timnitGebru: 26 researchers from 21 institutions call on Amazon to stop selling Rekognition to law enforcement. https://t.co/sYm6xrIrer
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E.D., IEEE Global Initiative on Ethics of Autonomous & Intelligent Systems and E.D., Council on Extended Intelligence. Tweets are my own.

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Engineer, roboethicist and pro-feminist. Interested in robots as working models of life, evolution, intelligence and culture.

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Our mission is to make technology a greater force for good by bringing about better-informed, more conscious technology decisions through our journalism.

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Centre for the Study of Existential Risk. A Cambridge University interdisciplinary research centre dedicated to the study and mitigation of existential risk.

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reporter @Gizmodo | policing, surveillance capitalism, and bias in algorithms | DM for signal ✨

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Philosopher of Technology | Asst. Prof. @TNSMediaStudies @TheNewSchool | Scholar @StanfordCIS | Vice-Chair @ICRACnet

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Deep learning researcher & educator. Founder: fast.ai; Faculty: USF & Singularity University; // Previously - CEO: Enlitic; President: Kaggle; CEO Fastmail

Follow 12.6k Followers

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Policy Analyst at OpenAI. Formerly: AI Policy Research Fellow, Future of Humanity Institute, University of Oxford. Views my own.

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Assistant Professor of Computer Science and Data Science at NYU

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Researching the social implications of AI. Co-founder @AINowInstitute at NYU | Principal Researcher MSR-NYC | Distinguished Research Professor NYU |

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The Black Box Society: The Secret Algorithms Behind Money & Information http://t.co/XyosGJviUF Reputation/Search/Finance

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Teaching machines to discover particles. Researcher in #MachineLearning #AI. Post-doc'ing @NYU and @CERN. Scikit-Learn contributor. Belgian.

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MIT's largest lab: the Computer Science & Artificial Intelligence Lab https://t.co/oEBFg67jYJ #ai #cs #robotics #ml #nlp #bigdata #iot #datascience

Follow 57.5k Followers

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equality, transparency, fun Emeritus Professor of AI and Robotics, co-director @resprobotics, Chair of ICRAC, Head Judge on Robot Wars

Follow 7.9k Followers

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google brain resident

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I'm Rochelle, but I'm not THAT Rochelle. Labor issues, crowd work, equal rights, & more. #ShePersisted #TheResistance 🌈

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Leading Engineering at Quora. Netflix alumni. Software, Machine Learning, Data, Recsys... From Barcelona, in the Valley (i.e. immigrant turned coastal elite)

Follow 11.9k Followers

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Examining the social implications of AI @ainowinstitute Co-director, NYU Research Scientist, Google Open Research founder, certified yoga instructor.

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Official Twitter account of KUKA Robotics Corporation, the North American headquarters for one of the world’s leading suppliers of industrial robots.

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Researching intelligence to understand what we are and to find ways to harness it wisely. I'm a senior CIFAR fellow and an adjunct prof at UBC CS.

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