Podcast: Let's get better at demanding better from tech

Podcast: Let's get higher at demanding higher from tech

Here’s my reading (MP3) of Let’s get better at demanding better from tech, a Locus Magazine column about the necessity to enlist ethical, moral technologists within the combat for a greater technological future. It was written earlier than the demise of EFF co-founder John Perry Barlow, whose life’s work was dedicated to this proposition, and […]

Amazon is selling facial recognition technology to U.S. law enforcement

AI Weekly: The rising significance of clear AI ethics insurance policies

A bit over per week after the fervor surrounding Google’s involvement within the Department of Defense’s Project Maven, an autonomous drone program, confirmed indicators of abating, one other machine studying controversy returned to the headlines: native legislation enforcement deploying Amazon’s Rekognition, a pc imaginative and prescient service with facial recognition capabilities. In a letter addressed […]

Bitter lawmakers tell Google to justify Huawei link, after AI military deal ends

Bitter lawmakers inform Google to justify Huawei hyperlink, after AI navy deal ends

After Google determined to not renew a contract with the U.S. Department of Defense, lawmakers within the United States have written a strongly worded letter to CEO Sundar Pichai voicing issues over what it calls a, “strategic partnership,” with Chinese smartphone model Huawei. Once again, the letter refers to alleged safety issues over Huawei, and […]

Scorned US Lawmakers Press Google on Relationship with Huawei

Scorned US Lawmakers Press Google on Relationship with Huawei

Photo: Getty Google confronted a bunch of uproar from employees after it was revealed the corporate was offering its artificial intelligence tools to the Pentagon for a drone undertaking. Now, after deciding not to renew the contract, the corporate is getting stress from the opposite facet as lawmakers are urgent Google over its relationship with […]

Microsoft Employees Pressure Leadership to Cancel ICE Contract

Microsoft Employees Pressure Leadership to Cancel ICE Contract

Illustration: Bryan Menegus (Gizmodo) Microsoft staff are placing strain on their administration to cancel a contract with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, a part of a backlash in opposition to the company’s coverage of separating youngsters from their households on the U.S. border. In an open letter to Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella despatched at present, […]

Microsoft Employees Up in Arms Over Cloud Contract With ICE

Microsoft Employees Up in Arms Over Cloud Contract With ICE

Microsoft Satya Nadella assembly with the president almost one yr in the past to the day.Photo: Chip Somodevilla (Getty) Tensions are excessive inside Microsoft, as new scrutiny is given to a partnership between the corporate’s Azure Government cloud computing arm and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), based on a number of Microsoft staff who […]

In Reversal, Google Says Its AI Will Not Be Used for Weapons or Surveillance

In Reversal, Google Says Its AI Will Not Be Used for Weapons or Surveillance

Photo: Michele Tantussi (Getty Images) Google is committing to not utilizing synthetic intelligence for weapons or surveillance after staff protested the corporate’s involvement in Project Maven, a Pentagon pilot program that makes use of synthetic intelligence to investigate drone footage. However, Google says it can proceed to work with the United States navy on cybersecurity, […]

Google CEO bans autonomous weapons in new AI guidelines

Google CEO bans autonomous weapons in new AI pointers

Google in the present day launched guidelines for the creation of artificial intelligence, which features a ban on the creation of autonomous weaponry and most functions of AI with the potential to hurt individuals. The pointers emerge simply days after Google introduced it would not renew its contract with the U.S. Department of Defense to […]

Students Pledge to Refuse Job Interviews at Google in Protest of Pentagon Work

Students Pledge to Refuse Job Interviews at Google in Protest of Pentagon Work

Photo: Jeff Chiu (AP) Google is not going to search to resume its synthetic intelligence contract with the Department of Defense after it expires subsequent yr, Google Cloud CEO Diane Greene instructed staff final week. But regardless of the revelation that the contract has an end date, the pushback towards it continues—inside the firm and […]