The Toronto Declaration: Protecting the rights to equality and non-discrimination in machine learning systems - Access Now
Open declaration by Amnesty International and Access Now, endorsed by Human Rights Watch and Wikimedia Foundation at RightsCon Toronto 2018
ai-ethics  accessnow 
29 days ago
ACM's Code of Ethics Offers Updated Guidelines for Computing Professionals | Linux.com | Top Tech Stories
ACM's Code of Ethics Offers Updated Guidelines for Computing Professionals | Linux.com The Association of Computing Machinery (ACM) has launched an replace to its Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct geared at computing pros. The replace was once accomplished "to address the significant advances in computing technology and the degree these technologies are integrated into our daily lives," defined ACM contributors Catherine Flick and Michael Kirkpatrick, writing in Reddit. This ma...
4 weeks ago
An Ethical Framework for Responsible AI and Robotics
For AI to deliver on its promise predictability and trust is required. Here Accenture discussed the need for an ethical framework and responsible implementation.
ai  ethics  accenture 
6 weeks ago
Booking.com Has 5 Million Non-Hotel Listings, Topping Airbnb - Bloomberg
Airbnb, founded in 2008, said it has about 4.85 million, including an estimated 200,000 hotel rooms.
airbnb  listings-count 
9 weeks ago
Of Course Semi-Autonomous Systems Can Fail
Tesla told Jalopnik that the Model S tested by IIHS used dated software, and that it recommends installing software updates as soon as they’re live. The automaker also said that in IIHS’s automatic emergency braking test, the vehicles braked significantly to mitigate the impact of the crash, and that the Model 3 and S manuals state that the AEB feature is “designed to reduce the severity of an impact,” not to avoid a collision. IIHS has also rated the Model 3 and S AEB systems as “superior” in the past.
9 weeks ago
Sizing the potential value of AI and advanced analytics | McKinsey & Company
An analysis of more than 400 use cases across 19 industries and nine business functions highlights the broad use and significant economic potential of advanced AI techniques.
ai  applications 
10 weeks ago
Google leads in the race to dominate artificial intelligence - Battle of the brains
COMMANDING the plot lines of Hollywood films, covers of magazines and reams of newsprint, the contest between artificial intelligence (AI) and mankind draws much attention. Doomsayers warn that AI could eradicate jobs, break laws and start wars. But such predictions concern the distant future.
ai-funding  google  economist 
10 weeks ago
Record-high venture capital funding and deals in Canada in Q1’18 according to the MoneyTree Canada Report
Total quarterly investments to Canadian AI companies increased 88% to $83M across 8 deals in Q1 ‘18. The majority of the deals are in the seed and early stages and compared to previous quarters, they are attracting larger investments.

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