The Ethics of using AI in Advertising

AdAge - As an industry, advertising has long been obsessed with understanding human behavior. The ability of artificial intelligence (AI) systems to transform vast amounts of complex, ambiguous information into insight is driving personal analysis into market behavior. There are nearly 2 billion Facebook users globally. About 200 billion tweets are shared on Twitter every year. Google processes 40,000+ searches every second. We can now assess the entirety of an individual's social activity: every word, every picture, every emoji.

Trump's victory: the night a machine predicted humans better than the humans

Campaign Live – President Donald Trump. It's fair to say pollsters, political commentators and experts on both sides of the Atlantic didn't believe they would ever see that. And neither did I. If you listened to us all on the airwaves it was clear that most believed common sense would prevail and prevent someone so polarising and unpredictable being elected to the most powerful office in the world.

The impossibility of intelligence explosion – François Chollet – Medium

medium.com - In 1965, I. J. Good described for the first time the notion of “intelligence explosion”, as it relates to artificial intelligence (AI): Let an ultraintelligent machine be defined as a machine that ca…

What is AI, really? – AI-First Design – Medium

medium.com - This is the first chapter in Element AI’s Foundations Series on AI-First Design (AI1D). Each chapter aims to define the component parts of AI1D in order to create a common language with which to expl…


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AISpotter uses computer vision to make coaches’ jobs easier

techcrunch.com - Watching video playback of a game’s key moments is an important part of coaching — but according to the team at AISpotter, it can also be tedious and time-consuming. That’s why they’re working to aut…

This Cute Little Robot Made My Family Mad

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Amazon’s AWS DeepLens is an AI camera for developers

techcrunch.com - Here’s a little surprise from today’s AWS re:Invent keynote. In an event peppered with talk of containers and bizarre musical interludes, Amazon introduced its AWS DeepLens camera. The device functio…

Google, Amazon Find Not Everyone Is Ready for Artificial Intelligence

wired.com - Executives at ascendant tech titans like Amazon and Google tend to look down on their predecessor IBM. The fading giant of Armonk, New York, once sustained itself inventing and selling cutting-edge t…

AWS ramps up in AI with new Rekognition features and consultancy services

techcrunch.com - Ahead of Amazon’s AWS division big Re:invent conference next week, the company has announced two developments in the area of artificial intelligence. AWS is opening a machine learning lab, ML Solutio…


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This AI algorithm probably means the end of high-end art forgeries

qz.com - In the mid-1900s, art historian Maurits Michel van Dantzig developed a system to identify artists by their brush or pen strokes, which he called Pictology. Dantzig found shape, length, direction, and…

Facebook rolls out AI to detect suicidal posts before they’re reported

techcrunch.com - This is software to save lives. Facebook’s new “proactive detection” artificial intelligence technology will scan all posts for patterns of suicidal thoughts, and when necessary send mental health re…

NO you don’t need personal data for personalization

medium.com - 1.What? So all those articles proclaiming personalization can’t be possible unless you give them the last ounce of your personal data to make the world a better place were just shams? UNDOUBTEDLY. 2.…

Machine Learning at Condé Nast, Part 2: Handbag Brand and Color Detection.

technology.condenast.com - For a primer on Neural Network concepts, please visit our first post in this series. Over the past few years, we here at Condé Nast have invested heavily in building Machine Learning (ML) tools to he…

Human Intelligence Should Not Be AI’s Holy Grail – Noteworthy — The Journal Blog

blog.usejournal.com - Over the last few years AI has begun to dominate news cycles, and it has captured the attention — and the imagination — of entrepreneurs, investors, and consumers alike. We see the potential: self-dr…

Google launches a paid enterprise edition of its Dialogflow chatbot builder

techcrunch.com - Google today announced the beta launch of its enterprise edition of Dialogflow, its tool for building chatbots and other conversational applications. In addition, Dialogflow (both in its free and ent…

AI, machine learning will shatter Moore's Law in rapid-fire pace of innovation

healthcareitnews.com - Artificial intelligence: Savvy hospitals are deploying AI and its technological brethren cognitive computing and machine learning in specific use cases at this point – while industry luminaries are p…


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An Ethical Framework for Responsible AI and Robotics

accenture.com - But these opportunities come with associated ethical challenges: Decision making and liability: As AI use increases, it will become more difficult to apportion responsibility for decisions. If mistak…

AI’s latest application: wasting email scammers’ time

engadget.com - To keep things believable, each bot has a persona of sorts, ranging from an old man asking "The Illuminati" if they have a bingo night, to someone who replies in ALL CAPS and countless variations in …

What My Personal Chat Bot Is Teaching Me About AI’s Future

wired.com - My artificially intelligent friend is called Pardesoteric. It’s the same name I use for my Twitter and Instagram accounts, a portmanteau of my last name and the word “esoteric,” which seems to suit m…

AI Learns to Read Sentiment Without Being Trained to Do So

futurism.com - Much of today’s artificial intelligence (AI) relies on machine learning: where machines respond or react autonomously after learning information from a particular data set. Machine learning algorithm…


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The field of AI research is about to get way bigger than code

qz.com - When it comes to developing artificial intelligence, the largest technology companies in the world are all-in. Google and Microsoft say they’re “AI-first,” and businesses like Facebook and Amazon wou…

Welcome to the Era of the AI Coworker | Backchannel

wired.com - Last fall, Google Translate rolled out a new-and-improved artificial intelligence translation engine that it claimed was, at times, “nearly indistinguishable” from human translation. Jost Zetzsche co…

Ray Kurzweil on Turing Tests, Brain Extenders and AI Ethics

wired.com - Inventor and author Ray Kurzweil, who currently runs a group at Google writing automatic responses to your emails in cooperation with the Gmail team, recently talked with WIRED Editor-in-Chief Nichol…

This AI Turns Unrecognizable Pixelated Photos Into Crystal-Clear Images

fastcodesign.com - Remember all the times you snickered when some TV character zoomed in on a photo and said “Enhance!” turning a blurred mess into a highly detailed, razor-sharp image? Now there’s a system–an artifici…

Instagram Is Using AI-Human Hybrids To Shape What You See Next

fastcodesign.com - When a social app reaches a certain level of popularity, it becomes something much bigger than its interface and functionality—indeed, it often balloons beyond the scope of whatever its creators inte…

How a Matchmaking AI Conquered (and Was Exiled) from Tinder

motherboard.vice.com - Forecast is a series exploring the future of AI and automation in a variety of different sectors—from the arts to city building to finance—to find out what the latest developments might mean for huma…

After Slurping Up AI Researchers, Facebook Offers to Share

wired.com - Deutsche Telekom executive Axel Clauberg says his employer and other telecom companies are eager to tap artificial-intelligence techniques that are revolutionizing other industries. There’s only one …

Should Children Form Emotional Bonds With Robots?

theatlantic.com - When I brought the robot home from the Apple Store, I knew I was inviting a new kind of strangeness into our lives. My wife worried about giving our 4-year-old son a(nother) digital thing, a “smart” …

What to expect of artificial intelligence in 2017

technologyreview.com - Last year was huge for advancements in artificial intelligence and machine learning. But 2017 may well deliver even more. Here are five key things to look forward to. AlphaGo’s historic victory again…


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Robotics pioneer Rodney Brooks debunks AI hype seven ways

technologyreview.com - We are surrounded by hysteria about the future of artificial intelligence and robotics—hysteria about how powerful they will become, how quickly, and what they will do to jobs. I recently saw a story…

The Best Way to See AI: Stop Looking – Machine Learnings

machinelearnings.co - The AI Revolution is upon us, as we’ve been told in a variety of styles: epic origin story, biopic and almost corporate thriller, full-on dystopian tale, a (mostly) happy ending, and an unsolved myst…

The AI Coach

ethicsplayground.wordpress.com - The integration of Artificial Intelligence into companies will create complete new job profiles. One of them is the “AI Compliance Officer”, but also the “AI Coach”. After AIs already won in Chess an…


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Spotify’s Discover Weekly: How machine learning finds your new music

hackernoon.com - First, some background: When many people hear the words “collaborative filtering”, they think of Netflix, as they were one of the first companies to use collaborative filtering to power a recommendat…

Alfonso Rodés habla sobre Inteligencia Artificial y el futuro de la publicidad

ipmark.com - Alfonso Rodés posa para IPMARK en la sede de Havas Village Madrid. Que el futuro de la industria publicitaria estará en manos de los matemáticos en pocos años es una realidad que inquieta a muchos. P…

Box adds machine learning to cloud storage with Box Skills

computerworlduk.com - Cloud storage vendor Box has launched a new Skills framework that will deliver intelligence into its enterprise file management solutions. At its BoxWorks 2017 conference in San Francisco this week, …


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Artificial Intelligence And The Age Of Empathy - CONSCIOUS

consciousmagazine.co - Lately, AI has been the source of various articles and discussions. A new frontier, a new era, and a new industrial revolution have been dawning. Google’s chairman Eric Schmidt calls this fourth indu…

10 Companies transforming how machine learning is used

wittysparks.com - 10 Companies transforming how machine learning is used What was once only seen in movies is now reality – and it’s gaining acceptance across many industries and audiences. More and more companies are…


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Sundar Pichai says the future of Google is AI

theverge.com - Unbeknownst to me, at the very moment on Monday morning when I was asking Google CEO Sundar Pichai about the biggest ethical concern for AI today, Google's algorithms were promoting misinformation ab…

Bad Info Follows Every Tragedy. Don't Fall For It

wired.com - Sunday night, a gunman on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas fired ammunition into a large crowd at a music concert adjacent to the hotel. At least 58 people were kille…

How AI Could Change Amazon: A Thought Experiment

hbr.org - How will AI change strategy? That’s the single most common question the three of us are asked from corporate executives, and it’s not trivial to answer. AI is fundamentally a prediction technology. A…

Designing with AI – Elegant Tools – Medium

medium.com - With Recommendations, you can post your question on Facebook as you normally would, and when a friend comments with a recommendation, we link to the corresponding Facebook Page and display details li…

Artificial intelligence is about the people, not the machines

techcrunch.com - It takes money to make money and right now a lot of that money is going into the development of artificial intelligence. From hedge funds to venture capital firms, everyone in finance has some idea a…

Where human intelligence outperforms AI

techcrunch.com - David Kline is a journalist, author and intellectual property strategist. With every new trend comes a counter-trend. And so despite the current excitement over the wonders of artificial intelligence…

AI and Ethical Design

cyber.harvard.edu - Beth Altringer of Harvard’s John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and the Graduate School of Design discusses how to design AI systems with ethics in mind. What if we started eve…

Panelists Strike an Optimistic Tone on Artificial Intelligence | News | The Harvard Crimson

thecrimson.com - Panelists speak on artificial intelligence and its impact on the workforce at the Institute of Politics on Thursday night. The forum, called “Will You Still Have a Job When the Robots Arrive?”, featu…

Facebook’s Frankenstein Moment

nytimes.com - Facebook is fighting through a tangled morass of privacy, free-speech and moderation issues with governments all over the world. Congress is investigating reports that Russian operatives used targete…

I asked Tinder for my data. It sent me 800 pages of my deepest, darkest secrets

theguardian.com - At 9.24pm (and one second) on the night of Wednesday 18 December 2013, from the second arrondissement of Paris, I wrote “Hello!” to my first ever Tinder match. Since that day I’ve fired up the app 92…

God Is a Bot, and Anthony Levandowski Is His Messenger | Backchannel

wired.com - Many people in Silicon Valley believe in the Singularity—the day in our near future when computers will surpass humans in intelligence and kick off a feedback loop of unfathomable change. When that d…

Zoom brings a dash of augmented reality and artificial intelligence to meetings in latest release

techcrunch.com - At Zoomtopia, Zoom’s very first user conference this week, the company announced a series of enhancements to its popular meeting software including the introduction of augmented reality meetings, aut…

4 Ways Machine Learning Boosts The Customer Experience

cmo.com - In the 1950s, scientists began working to build machines capable of imitating intelligent human behaviour. Progress accelerated recently when we entered a new phase of machine learning—one that has l…


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Make a 3D model of your face from a single photo with this AI tool

theverge.com - Bored? Of course you are, it’s Monday. So why not use this little AI-powered tool to turn a photo of your face into a 3D model, then idly spin it round, pondering exactly how and when super-intellige…

A Strategist’s Guide to Artificial Intelligence

strategy-business.com - Jeff Heepke knows where to plant corn on his 4,500-acre farm in Illinois because of artificial intelligence (AI). He uses a smartphone app called Climate Basic, which divides Heepke’s farmland (and, …


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The future of news is humans talking to machines

niemanlab.org - This year, the iPhone turned 10. Its launch heralded a new era in audience behavior that fundamentally changed how news organizations would think about how their work is discovered, distributed and c…

Most Marketers Say They Understand AI, but the Details Are Hazy - eMarketer

emarketer.com - Artificial intelligence (AI) has been invoked by everyone from Elon Musk, who warns the technology could spell the end of humanity, to labor analysts, who caution it could bring an end to most jobs. …

7 Ways We’re Screwing Up AI in Healthcare – Tincture

tincture.io - The healthcare AI space is frothy. Billions in venture capital are flowing, nearly every writer on the healthcare beat has at least an article or two on the topic, and there isn’t a medical conferenc…


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12 AI Quotes Everyone Should Read

forbes.com - Artificial Intelligence began as a philosophical conundrum in ancient times, developed into a science fiction forecast (and warning) in the Modern Era and is a practical reality today. This shows tha…


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Machine Learning: The Evolution From An Artificial Intelligence Subset To Its Own Domain

forbes.com - Machine Learning (ML) has reached an inflection point – at least in terms of messaging. For my first article as part of the TIRIAS Research contributor group, I’ll take this space to level set on a d…


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