Conspiracy theories about the health of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg have dominated YouTube this week, illustrating how the world’s most popular video site is failing to prevent its algorithm from helping popularize viral hoaxes and misinformation.
Last year a string of controversies revealed a darker (and dumber) side to artificial intelligence.
The article was getting kinda boring until “In reply, Rubio essentially told Flake to shut the fuck up.” And then came the “immaculate concussion” followed by “Chupacabra, or the Ivory Billed Woodpecker, or Ebu Gogo, or batsquatch, or the Lizard Man of Scape Ore Swamp” to “phenomenal farting” and it gets better … much better.
U.S. officials say dozens of diplomats in Cuba were felled by a sonic “attack.” But the likeliest culprit is far less futuristic—and much more terrifying.
The program represents a shift toward moment-by-moment monitoring of immigrant activities during the lifecycle of their interactions with the United States.
If the promise of artificial intelligence is to make systems smarter and more efficient, there may be no better candidate than the US criminal justice system. However, careful attention must be paid to the infrastructure at the heart of every artificial intelligence system: the data and its algorithms, the human beings that use it, and accountability.
Mike Judge’s 1999 satire Office Space parodies turn-of-the-century white-collar office work at a fictional software company called Initech. In an iconic scene, corporate management consultants referred to as “the Bobs” interview Initech personnel in a search for “efficiencies.” When they sit down with Tom, a middle-aged employee who works in customer management, the meeting quickly devolves into absurdity.
The European Union’s “iBorderCtrl” system has garnered significant attention—but the United States has developed at least four deception detection systems over the past decade.
Heavy reliance on statistical quality control affected the divine risk management strategy!