1. Building Ethical AI for Talent Management
Artificial intelligence has disrupted every area of our lives — from the curated shopping experiences we’ve come to expect from companies like Amazon and Alibaba to the personalized recommendations that channels like YouTube and Netflix use to market their latest content.
Author: Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic
Read More On: Harvard Business Review
2. Google is putting an algorithmic audio news feed on its Assistant
Google is rolling out a new service for Google Assistant that it’s calling “Your News Update.” It takes the idea of an algorithmically determined news feed — the kind you get from Facebook or on Google’s news feed — and turns it into an audio stream. To play it, you simply ask a Google smart speaker or Assistant on your phone to “listen to the news.”
Author: Dieter Bohn
Read More On: The Verge
3. Is Machine Learning Really AI?
One of the downsides to the recent revival and popularity of Artificial Intelligence (AI) is that we see a lot of vendors, professional services firms, and end users jumping on the AI bandwagon labeling their technologies, products, service offerings, and projects as AI products, projects, or offerings without necessarily being the case.
Author: Ron Schmelzer Jr
Read More On: Forbes
4. The Week in Tech: A.I.’s Threat to White-Collar Jobs
Some workers may be more exposed to artificial intelligence than previously thought. But worry more about automation’s threat to less skilled employees. A robotic scanner at a Walmart Supercenter. A new Brookings Institution report looks at artificial intelligence’s future impact on “relatively well-paid managers, supervisors and analysts.”
Author: Jamie Condliffe
Read More On: The New York Times
5. The reality behind the promise of personal ‘robot butlers’
Be it Robby the Robot from Forbidden Planet, the translation skills of Star Wars’ C3-PO or the neurotic Kryten from Red Dwarf whipping up a curry, the idea of having an autonomous mechanical servant to help around the home (or spaceship) has been part of our imagination for decades.
Author: Tom Hoggins
Read More On: The Telegraph
6. Can We Force AIs to Be Fair Towards People? Scientists Just Invented a Way
Artificial intelligence, it seems, can figure out how to do just about anything. It can simulate the Universe, learn to solve a Rubik’s Cube with just one hand, and even find ghosts hidden in our past.
Read More On: Science Alert
7. Microsoft Is Bringing Gmail, Google Drive And Calendar to Outlook…And Other Small Business Tech News
Microsoft has started testing their integration of Gmail, Google Drive, and Google Calendar into their Outlook.com web mail client on certain accounts. Users will be able to link their Google Account to any Outlook.com account and —after doing so—Google Calendar, documents in Google Drive, and Gmail will immediately be shown inside Outlook.com.
Author: Gene Marks
Read More On: Forbes
8. A method with roots in AI uncovers how humans make choices in groups and social media
The choices we make in large group settings—such as in online forums and social media—might seem fairly automatic to us. But our decision-making process is more complicated than we know. So, researchers have been working to understand what’s behind that seemingly intuitive process.
Read More On: Phys.Org
9. How AI Is Helping Diagnose Rare Genetic Diseases
400 million people globally suffer from a rare disease. This is greater than the population of the United States, yet the ominous figures don’t end there. According to the Global Genes organization, eight out of ten rare diseases are caused by a faulty gene, yet it takes an average of 4.8 years to arrive at an accurate diagnosis.
Author: Simon Chandler
Read More On: Forbes
10. Rethinking Our Relationship With Artificial Intelligence
Artificial intelligence now shapes our lives in profound ways, curating social media posts that drive us apart, determining who gets a loan or probation, and even helping choose our romantic partners. This week, WIRED is launching Sleepwalkers, based on a series of podcasts that examine the AI revolution.