Trustpilot: Confidence in consumer reviews dips amid censorship and fake news

The past decade has seen a sharp drop in trust of institutions such as the government and media. But while people are turning to other people for information, one of the most critical...

Workplace from Facebook now lets employees draft posts for executives

Collaborative enterprise solution Workplace from Facebook introduced several new features today, including Draft For, which lets administrators select individual employees to draft posts for executives to publish in an internal company social network....

Peak.AI raises $12 million to bolster enterprise AI adoption

Peak.AI, a startup developing AI solutions for enterprise customers, today announced that it has raised $12 million in extended series A funding. The fresh capital will fuel Peak’s growth, commercial expansion, and R&D,...

StereoSet measures racism, sexism, and other forms of bias in AI language models

AI researchers from MIT, Intel, and Canadian AI initiative CIFAR have found high levels of stereotypical bias from some of the most popular pretrained models like Google’s BERT and XLNet, OpenAI’s GPT-2, and...

Nvidia launches Project MONAI AI framework for health care research in alpha

Nvidia, in conjunction with King’s College London, announced the open source alpha release of Project MONAI today, a framework for health care research that’s available now on GitHub. MONAI stands for Medical Open Network...

Facebook partners with AWS on PyTorch 1.5 upgrades, like TorchServe for model serving

Facebook’s PyTorch has grown to become one of the most popular deep learning frameworks in the world, and today it’s getting new libraries and big upgrades, including stable C++ frontend API support and...

Adverity raises $30 million to collect, prep, and analyze marketing data

Adverity, a data analytics startup targeting applications in media, marketing, and ecommerce, today announced that it raised $30 million in equity financing, bringing its total raised to $50 million. Through accelerated R&D and growth...

Amazon deploys thermal cameras at U.S. warehouses to scan for fevers faster

(Reuters) — Amazon.com has started to use thermal cameras at its warehouses to speed up screening for feverish workers who could be infected with the coronavirus, employees told Reuters. The cameras in effect...

A digital dollar — why, how, and why now

Since Facebook’s announcement of its proposed Libra project last summer, monetary authorities worldwide have redoubled their efforts to develop central bank digital currencies (CBDCs). These efforts were underway even before Libra, for very good reasons — Facebook’s announcement simply...

AI researchers propose ‘bias bounties’ to put ethics principles into practice

Researchers from Google Brain, Intel, OpenAI, and top research labs in the U.S. and Europe joined forces this week to release what the group calls a toolbox for turning AI ethics principles into...

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