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We need a new field of AI to combat racial bias

July 4, 2020 0

Gary M. Shiffman Contributor Since widespread protests over racial inequality began, IBM announced it would cancel its facial recognition programs to advance racial equity in law

AI researchers condemn predictive crime software, citing racial bias and flawed methods

June 24, 2020 0

A collective of more than 1,000 researchers, academics and experts in artificial intelligence are speaking out against soon-to-be-published research claims to use neural networks to

D-ID, the Israeli company that digitally de-identifies faces in videos and still images, raises $13.5 million

May 27, 2020 0

If only Facebook had been using the kind of technology that TechCrunch Startup Battlefield alumnus D-ID was pitching, it could have avoided exposing all of

Amazon calls on Congress to create anti-price gouging law

May 13, 2020 0

Amazon has received a fair amount of criticism for perceived inaction against seller price gouging during the COVID-19 pandemic. While the retail giant has made

Security lapse exposed Clearview AI source code

April 16, 2020 0

Since it exploded onto the scene in January after a newspaper exposé, Clearview AI quickly became one of the most elusive, secretive and reviled companies

COVID-19 could have its own PATRIOT Act, but we need privacy guarantees

April 16, 2020 0

Heather Federman Contributor Heather Federman is a privacy lawyer and VP of Privacy and Policy at BigID, a New York-based company that uses AI to

ACLU says it’ll fight DHS efforts to use app locations for deportations

February 8, 2020 0

The American Civil Liberties Union plans to fight newly revealed practices by the Department of Homeland Security which used commercially available cell phone location data

Amazon quietly publishes its latest transparency report

January 31, 2020 0

Just as Amazon was basking in the news of a massive earnings win, the tech giant quietly published — as it always does — its

EU lawmakers are eyeing risk-based rules for AI, per leaked white paper

January 18, 2020 0

The European Commission is considering a temporary ban on the use of facial recognition technology, according to a draft proposal for regulating artificial intelligence obtained

Amazon fires employees for leaking customer email addresses and phone numbers

January 11, 2020 0

Amazon has fired a number of employees after they shared customer email address and phone numbers with a third-party “in violation of our policies.” The

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