SDG 3. GOOD HEALTH & WELL-BEING SDG 7. AFFORDABLE & CLEAN ENERGY

How Machine Discovery Can Accelerate Solutions to Society’s Big Problems

January 13, 2021, by Mark Purdy and Max Klymenko. Mark Purdy (@mjpurdyecon) is an independent economics and technology adviser. Max Klymenko (@maxoklymenko) is a technology and economics researcher.

According to all the available evidence, new ideas are getting harder to find. Since the 1990s, the growth in novel patents — those that mention ...

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SDG 15. LIFE ON LAND ANIMAL CONSERVATION

Watch | Using AI to survey African elephants

January 13, 2021, by The Hindu Net Desk

A video describing how a team of international researchers developed an artificial intelligence-powered method to survey African elephants in various landscapes.

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SDG 17. PARTNERSHIPS FOR THE GOALS RESPONSIBLE AI MILA

Prudent Public-Sector Procurement of AI Products

January 13, 2021, by MAIEI

Op-ed by Abhishek Gupta (founder of the Montreal AI Ethics Institute) and Muriam Fancy (researcher). Republished from LinkedIn Pulse. The use of AI-enabled systems to ...

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SDG 3. GOOD HEALTH & WELL-BEING NVIDIA

AI, Computational Advances Ring In New Era for Healthcare

January 13, 2021, by Isha Salian

We’re at a pivotal moment to unlock a new, AI-accelerated era of discovery and medicine, says Kimberly Powell, NVIDIA’s vice president of healthcare. Speaking today ...

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ETHICS & TRUST PRIVACY Omdena

Why We Can Show But Not Tell Our Identities To AI

January 12, 2021, by Omdena

AI becomes powerful through us. Now, we decide how much power we want to give. Article co-authored by Abhishek Verma, Anju Mercian, and Bala Priya ...

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SECURITY ETHICS & TRUST

The strategic and security implications of AI

January 12, 2021, by Adrienne Thompson

With every new technology comes the potential for abuse. And while AI is clearly starting to deliver an awful lot of value, it’s also creating new ...

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POLICY & REGULATION ASIA

Call for Closer Policy Collaboration on Artificial Intelligence

January 11, 2021, by MD Staff

A recent APEC Business Advisory Council (ABAC) report revealed that artificial intelligence (AI) has a role to play in mitigating both the short and long-term ...

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RESPONSIBLE AI

Data Democratization and Governance for Responsible AI

January 11, 2021, by Gaurav Dhooper

Empowerment without defined responsibility and accountability has got no meaning. The potential of data is limitless. When it comes to making AI (Artificial Intelligence or ...

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SDG 3. GOOD HEALTH & WELL-BEING Volta Medical

French healthtech startup using AI to treat cardiac arrhythmias raises €23M

January 8, 2021, by Editorial team

French healthtech startup Volta Medical works on novel artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms to treat cardiac arrhythmias. It has announced that has raised €23M funding led ...

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SDG 3. GOOD HEALTH & WELL-BEING

Machine learning helps find new uses for existing drugs

January 7, 2021, by Graham

Ohio State University scientists have developed a machine-learning method that crunches massive amounts of data to help determine which existing medications could improve outcomes in ...

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SDG 10. REDUCED INEQUALITIES

AI and the Global South: Designing for Other Worlds (Research Summary)

December 21, 2020, by MAIEI

Summary contributed by our researcher Victoria Heath (@victoria_heath7), who’s also a Communications Manager at Creative Commons. *Link to original paper + authors at the bottom. ...

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SDG 16. PEACE JUSTICE & STRONG INSTITUTIONS CHINA-USA

China-US relations: work together to prevent an AI arms race, experts say

December 21, 2020, by Sarah Zheng

Experts from the United States and China say there is an urgent need to develop international norms on artificial intelligence, as the strategic rivalry between ...

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SAFETY & ROBUSTNESS

How triggerless backdoors could dupe AI models without manipulating their input data

December 21, 2020, by Ben Dickson

In the past few years, researchers have shown growing interest in the security of artificial intelligence systems. There’s a special interest in how malicious actors ...

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ETHICS & TRUST MILA

Worried But Hopeful: The MAIEI State of AI Ethics Panel Recaps a Difficult Year

December 21, 2020, by MAIEI

Contribution by Monika Viktorova (@mviktoro), a Tech strategist who grew up reading too much sci-fi and stays up thinking about ethics and AI way past ...

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RESPONSIBLE AI POLICY & REGULATION

Getting the rules right: Realising responsible AI through International Standards

December 21, 2020, by Jed Horner

Governing artificial intelligence (AI), including how it is developed and deployed, is already a topic of global concern – and not just within the confines ...

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HEALTH & WELL-BEING

AI-supported test predicts eye disease three years before symptoms

December 21, 2020, by Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily

A pioneering new eye test may predict wet AMD, a leading cause of severe sight loss, three years before symptoms develop, finds a new study.

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ETHICS & TRUST

How to create space for ethics in AI

December 21, 2020, by Carly Kind

We can’t wait for tech regulation and competition reform to ensure ethical AI. We need to move forward now.Read More

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HEALTH & WELL-BEING MOSQUITOES

Researchers use artificial intelligence to ID mosquitoes

December 21, 2020, by Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily

Rapid and accurate identification of mosquitoes that transmit human pathogens such as malaria is an essential part of mosquito-borne disease surveillance. Now, researchers have shown ...

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SDG 13. CLIMATE CHANGE AI CARBON FOOTPRINT

Green Algorithms: Quantifying the Carbon Emissions of Computation (Research Summary)

December 21, 2020, by MAIEI

Summary contributed by our researcher Alexandrine Royer, who works at The Foundation for Genocide Education. *Link to original paper + authors at the bottom. Overview: ...

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BIAS POLICY & REGULATION

Crucial Yet Overlooked: Why We Must Reconcile Legal and Technical Approaches to Algorithmic Bias

December 19, 2020, by Alice Xiang

If we’re not careful, existing law may lead to a world where our efforts in the machine learning community to mitigate algorithmic bias are deemed ...

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