Category: AI Hub

December 2, 2021

Ex-Googler Timnit Gebru Starts Her Own AI Research Center

The researcher, who says Google fired her a year ago, wants to ask questions about responsible use of artificial intelligence.


by Tom Simonite in AI Hub
December 2, 2021

The Movement to Hold AI Accountable Gains More Steam

A New York City law requires algorithms used in hiring to be “audited” for bias. It’s the first in the US—and part of a larger push toward regulation.


by Khari Johnson in AI Hub
November 18, 2021

3 Years After the Maven Uproar, Google Cozies to the Pentagon

The company has contracts to detect corrosion on Navy ships and help maintain Air Force jets. Now it wants to bid for a lucrative cloud contract.


by Tom Simonite in AI Hub
November 11, 2021

This Company Tapped AI for Its Website—and Landed in Court

Under pressure to make their sites accessible to visually impaired users, firms turn to software. But advocates say the tech isn’t always up to the task.


by Tom Simonite in AI Hub
November 5, 2021

These Robots Follow You to Learn Where to Go

Burro makes carts that help growers of trees and vineyards with harvests. Meanwhile, the maker of Vespa scooters wants to carry your groceries.


by Khari Johnson in AI Hub
November 3, 2021

Even as China Cracks Down on Tech, AI Companies Plan IPOs

SenseTime and Megvii both include facial recognition technology among their offerings and do a lot of business with government agencies.


by Will Knight in AI Hub
November 2, 2021

Facebook Drops Facial Recognition to Tag People in Photos

The social media company will delete data from images of more than 1 billion people.


by Khari Johnson in AI Hub
November 1, 2021

This Group Pushed More AI in US Security—and Boosted Big Tech

The National Security Commission on AI included members from Oracle, Google, Microsoft, and Amazon. Some of its recommendations are already federal law.


by Tom Simonite in AI Hub
October 28, 2021

This Program Can Give AI a Sense of Ethics—Sometimes

Researchers trained an algorithm to answer questions about human values. Some of the responses are troubling.


by Will Knight in AI Hub
October 14, 2021

AI’s Smarts Now Come With a Big Price Tag

As language models get more complex, they also get more expensive to create and run. Some companies are locked out.


by Will Knight in AI Hub