Category: Business / Artificial Intelligence

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 26, 2021

Robots Won’t Close the Warehouse Worker Gap Anytime Soon

Even Amazon’s new AI-powered machines aren’t nearly capable enough to handle the most important fulfillment tasks.


by Will Knight in AI
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 11, 2021

Why Zillow Couldn’t Make Algorithmic House Pricing Work

The real estate site went into the business of buying and selling homes. But the pandemic messed up its predictions.


by Chris Stokel-Walker in Business
November 9, 2021

RE:WIRED 2021: Timnit Gebru Says Artificial Intelligence Needs to Slow Down

The AI researcher, who left Google last year, says the incentives around AI research are all wrong.


November 9, 2021

RE:WIRED 2021: Kai-Fu Lee and Yoky Matsuoka Imagine AI's Potential for Good

The investor and entrepreneur discuss “human-in-the-loop” technology, and how artificial intelligence might be used for health and caregiving.


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