Category: AI Hub / End User / Big company

June 7, 2021

Covid Brings Automation to the Workplace, Killing Some Jobs

Unable to find enough workers, employers are turning to technology to perform tasks—and women are likely to be the hardest hit.


by Will Knight in AI Hub
June 3, 2021

Don't End Up on This Artificial Intelligence Hall of Shame

A list of incidents that caused, or nearly caused, harm aims to prompt developers to think more carefully about the tech they create.


by Tom Simonite in AI Hub
May 20, 2021

These Ex-Journalists Are Using AI to Catch Online Defamation

CaliberAI wants to help overstretched newsrooms with a tool that’s like spell-check for libel. But its potential uses go far beyond traditional media.


by Gilad Edelman in AI Hub
May 19, 2021

Twitter's Photo Crop Algorithm Favors White Faces and Women

A study of 10,000 images found bias in what the system chooses to highlight. Twitter has stopped using it on mobile, and will consider ditching it on the web.


by Khari Johnson in AI Hub
April 28, 2021

Ford's Ever-Smarter Robots Are Speeding Up the Assembly Line

A transmission factory shows how artificial intelligence may creep into industrial processes in gradual and often imperceptible ways.


by Will Knight in AI Hub
April 21, 2021

Europe's Proposed Limits on AI Would Have Global Consequences

The EU released draft laws that would regulate facial recognition and uses of algorithms. If it passes, the policy will impact companies in the US and China.


by Will Knight in AI Hub
April 20, 2021

How Face Recognition Can Destroy Anonymity

Cameras are everywhere, and increasingly powerful software can pick an individual out of a crowd. Except sometimes algorithms get it wrong.


by Tom Simonite in AI Hub
April 13, 2021

Microsoft Makes a $16 Billion Entry Into Health Care AI

The company plans to buy Nuance, a speech-recognition firm that grasps the specialized language of medicine—tech that won’t be easy for others to replicate.


by Will Knight in AI Hub
April 13, 2021

AI Comes to Car Repair, and Body Shop Owners Aren’t Happy

During the pandemic, insurers accelerated the use of automated tools to estimate repair costs. Garage operators say the numbers can be wildly inaccurate.


by Aarian Marshall in AI Hub
April 12, 2021

BMW’s Virtual Factory Uses AI to Hone the Assembly Line

The German automaker uses new software from chipmaker Nvidia to simulate train robots and human workers.


by Will Knight in AI Hub