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More diversity within design roles is necessary to ensure inclusive AI

More female, black or ethnic minority computer designers are needed to support artificial intelligence to be inclusive Dr Bethany Waterhouse-Bradley said progress was being spearheaded by white, male, middle-class computer engineers. That can show itself through sensors which find it harder to detect black hands than white, the lecturer in social policy at Ulster University… Read More


Government launches investigation into machine learning bias

The investigation will look into the potential for algorithmic bias in public and private sector decision making The potential for bias in machine learning algorithms that could be used in local government and the justice system is to be investigated by a government advisory body. The Centre for Data Ethics and Innovation (CDEI) is to… Read More


Campaigners hope new gender-neutral AI voice assistant will combat gender bias

Q has been developed by creative agency Virtue and Copenhagen Pride Researchers and campaigners have designed a gender-neutral voice for use in virtual assistants to promote inclusivity in voice technology and help end gender bias. Built by creative agency Virtue, Copenhagen Pride and equality campaign organisation EqualAI, the voice is designed to reflect the growing… Read More


TensorFlow can now run on £12 edge hardware

At TensorFlow Dev Summit in March, Google’s Pete Warden ran TensorFlow Lite on an Ambiq Cortex-M4 board handling simple speech recognition. The experimental demo on the prototype board offered a tantalising glimpse at what we now call the ‘intelligent edge’.


Masters courses in AI coming to UK universities

The initiative is part of a government drive to increase AI skills, a sector that’s talent pool is drying up Graduates are to be given the chance to become qualified experts in AI through a new set of masters courses and work-based placements. The Government has announced up to 200 AI Masters places will be… Read More


Babylon AI’s GP at Hand gets green light to expand

NHS England no longer objects to the GP at Hand service expanding into Birmingham Babylon AI’s GP at Hand has been given the green light to expand to a second major city after health leaders dropped their objections. NHS England confirmed it had found a solution to previous concerns around access to immunisation and screening… Read More


Robotics and AI to free up 5.7 million hours of GP time annually

Rapid advances will also be spurred on by developments in the ability to sequence individuals’ genomes, however data privacy chief concern Robots, artificial intelligence and smart speakers will unburden doctors to give them more time with patients, according to an NHS report on the pending technological “revolution” in healthcare. Rapid advances will also be spurred… Read More


Brain signals translated into intelligible speech for first time

In a landmark scientific achievement, Columbia neuroengineers show the mental activity of mankind’s most inner sanctum can be sensed and distilled into ordinary speech Decades of scientific research has shown that the act of speaking – or even thinking about speaking – produces traceable and distinct patterns of activity in the brain. The realisation spawned a… Read More


MIT researchers propose model for debiasing AI algorithms

Researchers demonstrate increased overall performance and decreased categorical bias with novel approach Researchers at Massachusetts Insitute of Technology’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (MIT CSAIL) have described an AI model that can evaluate and “debias” facial recognition software. In a paper scheduled to be presented at the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence’s… Read More


What to expect from CES 2019

Starting Monday, the world’s largest consumer technology fair will focus on AI and 5G amid heightened tensions between Huawei and U.S. Monday marks the start of this year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES), which will attract 180,000 tech evangelists keen to get a glimpse on the freshest, most advanced (and often most bizarre) tech concepts, and… Read More