Latest Artificial intelligence News

U.S. civil rights enforcers warn employers against biased AI

May. 12, 2022 17:24 PM EDT

The federal government said Thursday that artificial intelligence technology to screen new job candidates or monitor worker productivity can unfairly discriminate against people with disabilities, sending a warning to employers that the commonly used hiring tools could violate civil rights laws. ...

Google gets more multilingual, but will it get the nuance?

May. 11, 2022 17:12 PM EDT

LIMA, Peru (AP) — About 10 million people speak Quechua, but trying to automatically translate emails and text messages into the most widely spoken Indigenous language family in the Americas was long all but impossible. That changed on Wednesday, when Google added Quechua and a...

Face-scanner Clearview agrees to limits in court settlement

May. 09, 2022 14:23 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Facial recognition startup Clearview AI has agreed to restrict the use of its massive collection of face images to settle allegations that it collected people's photos without their consent. The company in a legal filing Monday agreed to permanently stop selling...

Detailed 'open source' news investigations are catching on

May. 08, 2022 10:20 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — One of the more striking pieces of journalism from the Ukraine war featured intercepted radio transmissions from Russian soldiers indicating an invasion in disarray, their conversations even interrupted by a hacker literally whistling “Dixie.” It was the work of...

Artificial intelligence tapped to fight Western wildfires

May. 07, 2022 10:13 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — With wildfires becoming bigger and more destructive as the West dries out and heats up, agencies and officials tasked with preventing and battling the blazes could soon have a new tool to add to their arsenal of prescribed burns, pick axes, chain saws and aircraft. ...

Elon Musk's big plans for Twitter: What we know so far

May. 01, 2022 10:13 AM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Tesla CEO Elon Musk has laid out some bold, if still vague, plans for transforming Twitter into a place of “maximum fun” once he buys the social media platform for $44 billion and takes it private. But enacting what at the moment are little more than a...

China grants first driverless taxi permits to Baidu, Pony.ai

Apr. 28, 2022 03:00 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China has granted Chinese internet services company Baidu and a rival autonomous car company, Pony.ai, permits to provide driverless ride-hailing services to the public in Beijing, a significant regulatory step in the country's pursuit of driverless technology. The...

Face scanner Clearview AI aims to branch out beyond police

Apr. 01, 2022 18:16 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A controversial face recognition company that's built a massive photographic dossier of the world's people for use by police, national governments and — most recently — the Ukrainian military is now planning to offer its technology to banks and other private businesses. ...

Insider Q&A: Ex-Google AI skeptic Timnit Gebru starts anew

Mar. 26, 2022 06:02 AM EDT

When she co-led Google's Ethical AI team, Timnit Gebru was a prominent insider voice questioning the tech industry's approach to artificial intelligence. That was before Google pushed her out of the company more than a year ago. Now Gebru is trying to make change from the outside as...

How AI-powered tech landed man in jail with scant evidence

Mar. 05, 2022 15:42 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Michael Williams’ wife pleaded with him to remember their fishing trips with the grandchildren, how he used to braid her hair, anything to jar him back to his world outside the concrete walls of Cook County Jail. His three daily calls to her had become a lifeline,...