• Watch AOC call out the vicious circle of white men building biased AI

    1 month ago - By Fast Company

    The Congresswoman questioned researcher Joy Buolamwini about the accuracy of facial recognition systems used by law enforcement, and the people who develop them.
    Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is good at cutting to the heart of matters in her questioning of witnesses during hearings. That ability was on full display during today's House Oversight and Reform Committee hearing on facial recognition technology , where she asked a few pointed questions of Joy Buolamwini, the founder of the Algorithmic Justice League, and got some direct answers about algorithmic gender and race bias.
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  • Google's Duplex calls still frequently require human intervention

    1 month ago - By Tech Crunch

    When Google launched Duplex with a demo at I/O last year, the audience was left wondering how much of the call was staged. The AI-based reservation booking service seemed almost too impressive to be a machine. Now that it's been used for real-world reservations, Google has revealed that it frequently isn't.
    The company recently told The New York Times that Duplex calls are often still made by human operators at call centers. Roughly a quarter of calls start with a live human voice. Of the calls that start with machines, 15 percent require a human to intervene.
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  • Google's AI booking service, Duplex, is still relying on real people in call centers to make sure things go right, a new report shows

    Google's AI booking service, Duplex, is still relying on real people in call centers to make sure things go right, a new report shows

    1 month ago - By Chron

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    Google Duplex , Google's AI-powered reservation service, still relies on people working in call centers to ensure that the technology functions correctly, according to a recent report from the New York Times .
    While the service is advertised as an automated process using Google's virtual assistant and artificial intelligence, the report revealed that about one in four calls placed through Duplex were initiated by a human caller.
    The Times reports that about 15% of calls started by the AI service required human intervention.
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  • Consumer Reports knocks Tesla's Navigate on Autopilot, calls new feature ‘far less competent' than a human driver

    Consumer Reports knocks Tesla's Navigate on Autopilot, calls new feature ‘far less competent' than a human driver

    1 month ago - By Tech Crunch

    Consumer Reports is calling the automatic lane-change feature on Tesla's Navigate on Autopilot “far less competent” than a human driver and cautioned it could pose safety risks.
    The consumer advocacy organization posted its review Wednesday on the newest version of Tesla's advanced driver assistance system .
    Navigate on Autopilot is an active guidance system that is supposed to navigate a car from a highway on-ramp to off-ramp, including interchanges and making lane changes. Once drivers enter a destination into the navigation system, they can enable “Navigate on Autopilot” for that...
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