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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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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SDG 15. LIFE ON LAND WILDFIRE

Artificial Intelligence For Wildfires: Scaling a Solution To Save Lives, Infrastructure, and The Environment

December 19, 2020, by Bhushan

The post Artificial Intelligence For Wildfires: Scaling a Solution To Save Lives, Infrastructure, and The Environment appeared first on .

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ETHICS & TRUST BIAS PRIVACY SYNTHETIC DATA

Synthetic Data Promises Fair AI And Privacy Compliance, But How Exactly Does It Work?

December 19, 2020, by Annie Brown, Contributor

Synthetic data, itself a product of sophisticated generative AI, offers a way out of privacy risks and bias issues.

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SDG 13. CLIMATE CHANGE ESG INVESTING

Entelligent: How Banks Can Tackle Climate Change Now

December 19, 2020, by Gina Clarke

Just as Covid-19 caused stock markets to suffer record investor withdrawals during the first half of 2020, investment banks saw one area of the investment ...

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SDG 10. REDUCED INEQUALITIES CYBERBULLYING Gitanjali Rao

Gitanjali Rao: Time magazine names teenage inventor its first ‘kid of the year’

December 18, 2020, by Press Association

The 15-year-old scientist has used technology to address contaminated drinking water, opioid addiction and cyberbullying A 15-year-old scientist and inventor has been named as Time ...

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ETHICS & TRUST BIGTECH

If not AI ethicists like Timnit Gebru, who will hold Big Tech accountable?

December 17, 2020, by Alex Engler

By Alex Engler Until last week, Timnit Gebru co-led the Ethical Artificial Intelligence (AI) team at Google. Dr. Gebru’s groundbreaking research, with Algorithmic Justice League ...

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SDG 13. CLIMATE CHANGE Rainforest Connection

Rainforest Connection and Hitachi use AI to predict illegal logging

December 17, 2020, by Ellen Daniel

The post Rainforest Connection and Hitachi use AI to predict illegal logging appeared first on Verdict.

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SECURITY DEMOCRACY & CIVIL RIGHTS PRIVACY

Artificial intelligence 2021: Sacrificing security for freedom?

December 17, 2020, by Artyom Kureyev

The current COVID-19 pandemic has spurred the introduction of artificial intelligence (AI) into all spheres of human life. Faced with the urgent need for new ...

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MOBILITY & SELF-DRIVING SDG 11. SUSTAINABLE CITIES & COMMUNITIES

Building a self-driving car that people can trust

December 17, 2020, by Jason Sparapani

Over the past year, we’ve seen a rise in robotaxis and autonomous vehicle use. Companies such as Waymo, Cruise, and Baidu have all made strong ...

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HEALTH & WELL-BEING

AI Centre for Value Based Healthcare: A federated approach to healthcare data access

December 17, 2020, by Graham

“It’s a fact that the performance of algorithms is very closely correlated to the amount and breadth of data that we have,” Dr. Jorge Cardoso, ...

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SDG 8. DECENT WORK & ECONOMIC GROWTH

How Many Jobs Will AI Destroy? As Many As We Tell It To.

December 17, 2020, by Stephanie bell

As artificial intelligence rapidly reshapes our world — changing the way we live, think, and even dispense justice — technologists, civil society, and policy-makers have ...

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POLICY & REGULATION USA

10 AI Legislative Successes Congress Had In 2020

December 17, 2020, by Hodan Omaar

The year of 2020 was an important one for artificial intelligence (AI) legislation in the United States. While a divided Congress resulted in inaction on ...

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SDG 9. INDUSTRY INNOVATION & INFRASTRUCTURE SECURITY CYBERSECURITY

With AI maturing, are humans still needed to fight cybercrime?

December 17, 2020, by Artificial Intelligence on TechRepublic

Cybercriminals are clever, and AI cannot always account for that. This is where cybersecurity and AI professionals come in.

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POLICY & REGULATION CHINA

New Actions and Draft Laws Signal New Era for China’s Internet Giants

December 17, 2020, by John Chan

A series of enforcement measures and proposed laws have drawn heightened attention to Beijing’s plans to reign in and remake the environment for big tech ...

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INTERNET SAFETY CYBERSECURITY

Spanish Startup to Launch the World’s First Cybersecurity Lab Dedicated for Robotics in Munich

December 17, 2020, by Synced

Spanish startup Alias Robotics and ElevenPaths are to set up the world’s first lab dedicated to cybersecurity for robotics in Munich. The lab is part ...

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