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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SDG 10. REDUCE 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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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. REDUCE INEQUALITIES CYBERBULLYING Private: [The Good AI] New User Registration

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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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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SDG 10. REDUCE INEQUALITIES BIAS Civic AI Lab HOLLAND Emilie Labidoire

Amsterdam’s Civic AI Lab kicks off to promote equal opportunities using AI: Here’s all you need to know

December 17, 2020, by Shubham Sharma

Back in July this year, we reported about Civic AI Lab (CAIL). The collaboration happened between the City of Amsterdam, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU), and ...

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HEALTH & WELL-BEING USA

A third of US healthcare organizations yet to adopt AI

December 17, 2020, by Graham

A report, highlighting the extent to which artificial intelligence is being adopted within US healthcare organizations, has revealed that a third of the market is still ...

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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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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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