I am regularly asked to summarize my many posts. I thought it would be a good idea to publish on this blog, every Monday, some of the most relevant articles that I have already shared with you on my social networks. Today I will share some of the most relevant articles about Artificial Intelligence and in what form you can find it in today’s life. I will also comment on the articles.
On Scientific American: https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/will-artificial-intelligence-ever-live-up-to-its-hype/
Will Artificial Intelligence Ever Live Up to Its Hype? Today, according to some measures, AI is booming once again. Programs such as voice and face recognition are embedded in cell phones, televisions, cars and countless other consumer products. In fact, some observers fear that AI is moving too fast. Experts are pushing back against the hype, pointing out that many alleged advances in AI are based on flimsy evidence. Have a read at this excellent article!
On Nextgov.com: https://www.nextgov.com/ideas/2020/12/artificial-intelligence-government-and-presidential-transition-building-solid-foundation/170419/
Artificial Intelligence in Government and the Presidential Transition: Building on a Solid Foundation. Here are the key steps that the incoming Biden administration should take to make the federal government AI-ready. Artificial intelligence allows computerized systems to perform tasks traditionally requiring human intelligence: analytics, decision support, visual perception and foreign language translation. AI and robotics process automation, or RPA, have the potential to spur economic growth, enhance national security, and improve the quality of life. In a world of “Big Data” and “Thick Data,” AI tools can process huge amounts of data in seconds, automating tasks that would take days or longer for human beings to perform—and the public sector in the United States is at the very beginning of a long-term journey to develop and harness these tools.
On NYpost.com: https://nypost.com/2020/12/04/top-artificial-intelligence-ethics-researcher-says-google-fired-her/
A top Google scientist on ethical artificial intelligence says she was fired after criticizing the company’s diversity efforts, a claim the Alphabet Inc unit disputed on Thursday, in the latest brush-up between the internet giant and worker activists. Timnit Gebru, who is Black, said on Twitter she was fired on Wednesday after sending an email to colleagues expressing frustration over gender diversity within Google’s AI unit and questioning whether company leaders reviewed her work more stringently than that of people from different backgrounds.
On Forbes.com: https://www.forbes.com/sites/davidteich/2020/12/04/governments-and-artificial-intelligence-policy-and-investment/
Governments And Artificial Intelligence, Policy And Investment. Over the last couple of years, it has become increasingly clear that many democratic governments have been taking a closer look at artificial intelligence (AI), both from a policy standpoint and as something to help their economies of the future. I specify democratic because of two reasons. First, it’s clear that China recognized both the economic power and the population control capabilities of AI much earlier. Democracies have many open issues and can move more slowly, and policy is discussed more widely by the population. Two pieces of news this week have shown the increasing focus on AI in the United States and the European Union (EU).
On Yahoo finance: https://finance.yahoo.com/news/canada-concludes-inaugural-plenary-global-180000786.html
Canada concludes inaugural plenary of the Global Partnership on Artificial Intelligence with international counterparts in Montréal. Artificial intelligence (AI) is fast becoming one of the most impactful technologies in the world today, changing the way people work, interact with each other and participate in the economy. Realizing the full potential of AI that benefits all citizens requires international collaboration and coordination.
On Paymentssource.com: https://www.paymentssource.com/opinion/crooks-are-smart-artificial-intelligence-is-smarter
Crooks are smart. Artificial intelligence is smarter. Fraudsters are getting smarter and have more access to information than ever before. Old methods of authentication – such as passwords, PINs or even bank account numbers – can easily be obtained by fraudsters on the dark web. To outsmart bad actors and keep customers’ information safe, financial organizations should consider how tools like AI can minimize opportunities for fraud and add an extra layer of protection into their security systems.
Are we prepared for artificial intelligence? Artificial intelligence is increasingly present in our daily lives. With the advent of the COVID-19 pandemic, companies and other organizations have started to re-evaluating what role this new technology will have on the value creation processes and in the interaction between human beings and machines. Almost all of us are certain that digital acceleration is changing the trust that people have in their institutions and, after this crisis, the degree to which the public’s expectation about quality and efficiency will be higher and more complex. Artificial intelligence is the point of departure and the point of arrival to a new model of governance for our economy and society. The questions now its, within this agenda, are effectively prepared for the power of artificial intelligence and how it will change our lives?