Amazon to fund 10M to improve fairness in AI research

first_img Now playing: Watch this: Share your voice 5:11 Sci-Tech Tech Industry Post a comment 0center_img Tags Amazon wants funded projects to broaden acceptance of AI systems.  Ben Fox Rubin/CNET Amazon is giving money to broaden AI acceptance. The e-commerce giant on Monday said it’s working with the US National Science Foundation to give a total of $10 million in research grants over the next three years to help improve fairness in artificial intelligence.”We believe we must work closely with academic researchers to develop innovative solutions that address issues of fairness, transparency and accountability and to ensure that biases in data don’t get embedded in the systems we create,” Prem Natarajan, vice president and head scientist of Alexa at Amazon, wrote in a blog post. “Funded projects will help to enable broadened acceptance of AI systems, helping the US further capitalize on the potential of AI technologies.”This comes as Amazon faces criticism for selling Rekognition, facial recognition software that relies on AI and machine learning, to law enforcement agencies. Civil liberties groups, such as the ACLU, have raised concerns about the speedy adoption of facial recognition tech among US law enforcement agencies and the potential for its abuse, particularly against immigrants and people of color.Amazon said specific topics of interest for its funding program with the NSF include transparency, explainability, accountability, potential biases and effects, inclusiveness and fairness in AI technology. Interested researchers can submit their letters of intent by May 10. Facial recognition: Get to know the tech that gets to… Amazon Facial recognitionlast_img read more

The Baltimore Metro Chapter of the Bennett College Alumnae Association Annual White

first_imgThe Baltimore Metro Chapter of the Bennett College Alumnae Association will hold its Annual White Breakfast at 8:30 a.m. on April 1 at the Hilton Doubletree in Pikesville, Md.  This year’s theme for the White Breakfast is “Bennett College- 90 Years of Educating Women and Fostering a Nation.”  This year the Chapter will honor U.S. Representative Dr. Alma Adams of North Carolina District.   For more information about the White Breakfast email baltimorebelles@gmail.com.last_img

September launch for Intel Cedar Trail scrapped

first_img The battery life is said to exceed 10 hours. The new platform will carry Intel Wireless Music, Wireless Display, PC Synch and Fast Boot technologies.So what is the specific problem causing the delay? LG Nilsson writing for VR-Zone says what is clear to him is that it is something fairly crucial, if Microsoft has determined that the drivers are not yet suitable for Windows 7. He said his best guess is that the glitch lies in media decoding.Whatever the reasons, some best guesses and relevant insider insights will converge next month over what happened, what’s next and which dates to watch, at the Intel Developer Forum from September 13 to 15. One vendor that certainly cares about Cedar Trail is computer-maker Asus, a key brand name in netbooks. Asus has confirmed its support for Intel’s Cedar Trail platform. The company presented at Computex the Asus Eee PC 1025, its first Cedar Trail netbook. The machine features a 10.1-inch (1024 x 600) display and will be powered by a 32nm Atom CPU (N2600 or N2800). The Eee PC 1025C runs Windows 7. Those familiar with the certification process reckon that submitting the drives for recertification, given the drivers’ complexity, will take some time. © 2011 PhysOrg.com Asus Eee PC Netbook 1000HG WiMAX Coming Soon (Video) (PhysOrg.com) — Intel has changed the launch date of its Cedar Trail-M platform that is targeted for netbooks from September to November. The reason for the delay is a problem with graphics drivers and failing certification for Windows 7. Cedar Trail is the code name being used for Intel’s next generation Atom chips built using the 32nm manufacturing node. A talking point over the Cedar Trail chipset has been that it represents the first netbook platform-based Intel 32nm technology. The platform is described as a unified architecture that packs the processing cores and the graphics processing unit on the same die. The graphics core includes support for DirectX 10.1 and hardware decoding capabilities for HD content, including MPEG2, VC1, AVC, H.264 and Blu-ray 2.0. This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Explore further Citation: September launch for Intel Cedar Trail scrapped (2011, August 19) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2011-08-september-intel-cedar-trail-scrapped.htmllast_img read more