Category: AI Hub / Technology / Natural language processing

August 4, 2021

This New Way to Train AI Could Curb Online Harassment

Misogyny on the internet too often slips through the filters of content moderators. A new method hopes to inject more nuance into the process.


by Khari Johnson in AI Hub
June 17, 2021

The Efforts to Make Text-Based AI Less Racist and Terrible

Language models like GPT-3 can write poetry, but they often amplify negative stereotypes. Researchers are trying different approaches to address the problem.


by Khari Johnson in AI Hub
June 16, 2021

Apple and Google’s New AI Wizardry Promises Privacy—at a Cost

The companies revealed upgrades for their phones that protect data and reduce reliance on the cloud. It also binds users more tightly to their ecosystems.


by Tom Simonite in AI Hub
June 8, 2021

What Really Happened When Google Ousted Timnit Gebru

She was a star engineer who warned that messy AI can spread racism. Google brought her in. Then it forced her out. Can Big Tech take criticism from within?


by Tom Simonite in AI Hub
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 7, 2021

Google Hopes AI Can Turn Search Into a Conversation

The tech giant wants its core product to infer meaning from human language, answer multipart questions—and look more like Google Assistant sounds.


by Khari Johnson 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 26, 2021

AI Could Soon Write Code Based on Ordinary Language

Microsoft reveals plans to bring GPT-3, best known for generating text, to programming. “The code writes itself,” CEO Satya Nadella says.


by Khari Johnson in AI Hub
May 24, 2021

AI Can Write Disinformation Now—and Dupe Human Readers

Georgetown researchers used text generator GPT-3 to write misleading tweets about climate change and foreign affairs. People found the posts persuasive.


by Will Knight in AI Hub
May 10, 2021

Black and Queer AI Groups Say They'll Spurn Google Funding

The move is the latest fallout following the departures of the heads of the company’s ethical AI research team and a recruiter.


by Khari Johnson in AI Hub