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Biased Data and How to Avoid It, an Interview

February 6, 2019

Some algorithms may promote racial, gender, or other inequalities by relying on narrow data sets and historical data that’s imprinted with bias.

Uncertain Intelligence: Can Programming Uncertainty into Machines Make Them Smarter—and More Ethical?

January 14, 2019

By Marty Graham, Contributor Forty years ago, Star Trek creators foresaw the unintended consequences of artificial intelligence. It began innocently …

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Deep Learning Holds Promise for Much Longer Lives

January 7, 2019

Today, the possibility exists for people to achieve what scientists like Alex Zhavoronkov call “extreme longevity,” an age where people who pop off at 100 are mourned for dying too young.

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Doctors Hacking Patient Records Raises a New Concern: Medically-Assisted Murder

December 19, 2018

White coat hackers demonstrated they could make changes to blood test results and thus could cause care providers to unknowingly deliver fatal treatments in seemingly routine examinations.

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New Internet Research Shows 30,000 Spoofing Attacks Per Day

December 12, 2018

One CAIDA study concluded that there were almost 30,000 spoofing attacks each day – and a total of 21 million attacks on about 6.3 million unique internet protocol addresses between March 1, 2015 and Feb. 28, 2017 alone.

The Internet of Trees: How Your Old Smartphone Could Help Save the Rainforest

December 5, 2018

Rainforest Connection’s smartphone app now allows anyone to tune into sound streams from six different locations in Peru, Ecuador, and South Africa. This is important, he explained, because the survival of the rainforests should matter to more than just the animal species and the humans who inhabit them.