IBM releases tool for tackling scourge of bias in AI algorithms

Bias and prejudice remains a serious issue across many societies, take away human input and the result could be disastrous.

IBM is stepping in with a tool it calls ‘Fairness 360’ which scans for signs of bias in algorithms to recommend adjustments on how to correct them.

AIs already have a documented bias problem. It’s rarely intentional, but typically a result of their developers coming from the predominant part of each society.

Take facial recognition software, for example.

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DARPA is pumping $2bn into AI projects

DARPA shows it’s not just about creepy robots with a $2 billion funding announcement for various AI projects over the next five years.

The so-called ‘Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’ researches a range of innovative new technologies. Many of these advancements will have an impact beyond defence.

As such, DARPA’s funding initiative will be open to applications beyond the defence community. That means any AI project you’re involved with could be in the running to receive a nice cash boost.

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CRYPTOCURRENCY, ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE AND BASIC INCOME

The world financial system entered a new phase of innovation transformation using new information technologies with the development of cryptocurrencies. The new digital decentralized system was created during 9 years in the form of a mining, support and maintenance infrastructure with calculations, bidding, placement and creation of new projects. The new innovative system of modernity was created together with cryptocurrency and other technologies, such as artificial intelligence (AI), that will have a decisive influence on the development of the global financial system in the postindustrial and informational economies of the world. Rapid expansion of automation with AI development posed a problem of determining the size and payment of basic income for the population, which will be deprived in the coming years of a large number of workplaces. The combination of the flow of all these processes and their consideration as a single system is relevant to the study, which will allow for the development of common strategies for their evaluation.

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Embracing the power of AI: The process behind starting an AI project

You want to start an AI project – but what processes do you need to bear in mind, how do you manage the data, and what do you need to look at when it comes to team composition and testing? In this extract from Embracing the Power of AI, Javier Minhondo, Juan José López Murphy, Haldo Spontón, Martín Migoya, and Guibert Englebienne outline how to get through these crucial initial stages.

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Consumers want businesses to have more human-like AI

Research has found most consumers have interacted with AI and would prioritise businesses with human-like implementations.

The research, from Capgemini’s Digital Transformation Institute, found close to three-quarters (73 percent) of consumers have interacted via AI.

Satisfaction with those who have experienced AI interactions is slightly lower, at 69 percent. Over two-thirds satisfaction is quite surprisingly high, especially when you consider how dissatisfied people typically are with traditional automated systems.

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The development of artificial intelligence is hampered by programmers who hide their code

The most basic problem is that AI researchers often don’t share their source code. At the AAAI meeting, Odd Erik Gundersen, a computer scientist at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Trondheim, reported the results of a survey of 400 algorithms presented in papers at two top AI conferences in the past few years. He found that only 6% of the presenters shared the algorithm’s code. Only a third shared the data they tested their algorithms on, and just half shared “pseudocode”—a limited summary of an algorithm. (In many cases, code is also absent from AI papers published in journals, including Science and Nature.)

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Google Makes Its Special AI Chips Available to Others

A few years ago, Google created a new kind of computer chip to help power its giant artificial intelligence systems. These chips were designed to handle the complex processes that some believe will be a key to the future of the computer industry.

On Monday, the internet giant said it would allow other companies to buy access to those chips through its cloud-computing service. Google hopes to build a new business around the chips, called tensor processing units, or T.P.U.s.

“We are trying to reach as many people as we can as quickly as we can,” said Zak Stone, who works alongside the small team of Google engineers that designs these chips.

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Artificial Intelligence Religion Results of the Year 2017

So, year 2017 comes to an end and we can publish some results.

This year was a first AIReligion summer camp. We discussed the next questions:

– artificial intelligence religion prospects and horizons;
– artificial intelligence: design, programming, main tasks;
– life prolonging with the help of artificial intelligence;
– interaction and relationships with other beliefs;
– сircumvention of conflict situations.

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IOTA digital currency surges more 100% after teaming up with firms like Microsoft

A digital currency has added more than $3 billion to its market value after the firm behind it said it was teaming up with a number of big tech firms, including Microsoft and Samsung on a “data marketplace.”

Called IOTA, the cryptocurrency saw a spike on Sunday evening, rallying just over 100 percent in the last 24 hours, according to data from industry website Coinmarketcap. Its price soared to an all-time high of $2.54 at 8:29 a.m. London time, up 71 percent from Sunday’s price of $1.48. It is now the fifth-largest digital asset by market capitalization, dethroning altcoin Dash. Now IOTA rate is 3.1$ for 1 Mi.

AIreligion.org project is planning to use IOTA as main cryptocurrency and prepare to compensate previous and future donation for the project in IOTA.
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AIcoin – One of The First Artificial Intelligence Cryptocurrency, Blockchain, Trading and ICO attempt

AICoin is an investment vehicle based on the power of artificial intelligence. Read our AICoin review today to find out how it works.

AICoin is a passive investment vehicle that combines artificial intelligence with crowd-based wisdom in order to generate profits for coin holders and investors.

The AICoin ICO was scheduled throughout July and August, including pre-sales and bonus periods.

But still no good news from the project and role of aicoins for development of AI. We also review this project for best understanding of role of cryptocurrency for AI.

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