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Medical device maker Medtronic finally fixes its hackable pacemaker – TechCrunch

Medical device maker Medtronic finally fixes its hackable pacemaker – TechCrunch Medtronic, a maker of medical devices and implants, has pulled the plug on its internet-based software update system, which security researchers had found had a dangerous security vulnerability The company said in a notice this week that it’s switching …

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A new way to explain neural networks – TechCrunch

A new way to explain neural networks – TechCrunch Ben Plomion is the chief image scientist of GumGum. By now, most of us have a general idea of what a neural network is, at least insomuch as its role in enabling the “machine learning” part of what’s considered AI today.  …

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Safe artificial intelligence requires cultural intelligence – TechCrunch

Safe artificial intelligence requires cultural intelligence – TechCrunch Knowledge, to paraphrase British journalist Miles Kington, is knowing a tomato is a fruit; wisdom is knowing there’s a norm against putting it in a fruit salad. Any kind of artificial intelligence clearly needs to possess great knowledge. But if we are …

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Clinc expands to automotive, releases SaaS platform for its voice AI assistant – TechCrunch

Clinc expands to automotive, releases SaaS platform for its voice AI assistant – TechCrunch Clinc co-founder and CEO Jason Mars just announced the company is expanding to a third vertical: Automotive. The company, which started in fintech and recently unveiled a product for drive-thru restaurants, is aiming its voice AI …

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Keeping artificial intelligence accountable to humans – TechCrunch

Keeping artificial intelligence accountable to humans – TechCrunch As a teenager in Nigeria, I tried to build an artificial intelligence system. I was inspired by the same dream that motivated the pioneers in the field: That we could create an intelligence of pure logic and objectivity that would free humanity …

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Navigating the risks of artificial intelligence and machine learning in low-income countries – TechCrunch

Navigating the risks of artificial intelligence and machine learning in low-income countries – TechCrunch Aubra Anthony Contributor On a recent work trip, I found myself in a swanky-but-still-hip office of a private tech firm. I was drinking a freshly frothed cappuccino, eyeing a mini-fridge stocked with local beer, and standing …

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UK report urges action to combat AI bias – TechCrunch

UK report urges action to combat AI bias – TechCrunch The need for diverse development teams and truly representational data-sets to avoid biases being baked into AI algorithms is one of the core recommendations in a lengthy committee report looking into the economic, ethical and social implications of artificial intelligence, …

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It’s time for Washington to start working on artificial intelligence

Congressman John K. Delaney Contributor Congressman John K. Delaney is the founder of the House AI Caucus and represents Maryland’s Sixth District. One of the more unexpected sights within the United States Capitol lies just outside the Old Supreme Court Chamber. There you can find a plaque marking the first …

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OpenAI Director Shivon Zilis explains why AI requires oversight now

At Google’s second annual Go North conference, much of the focus is on artificial intelligence and its impact on our world. The conference kicked off with a discussion between OpenAI Director Shivon Zilis and AI Fund Director of Ethics and Governance Tim Hwang, and both shared perspective on AI’s progress, …

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