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UK report urges action to combat AI bias

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 Lords committee report looking into the economic, ethical and social implications of artificial intelligence, and published today by the upper House of the UK parliament. “The main ways to address these kinds of ...

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Trump slamming Russia for currency devaluation shows lack of knowledge or bias – analyst to RT

The ruble has lost nine percent of its value after Washington sanctions targeted Russian businesses. But that’s not the reason for the ruble’s depreciation, according to US President Donald Trump. “Russia and China are playing the currency devaluation game as the US keeps raising interest rates. Not acceptable,” Trump tweeted on Monday. Russia and China are playing the Currency Devaluation ...

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UK report urges action to combat AI bias

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 Lords committee report looking into the economic, ethical and social implications of artificial intelligence, and published today by the upper House of the UK parliament. “The main ways to address these kinds of ...

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Facebook ‘quality news’ prioritization may result in ‘bias & won’t change quality’

Although AI, machine-generated content removal in the social media news-ranking system will become a reality, a lot of decisions still will be made by humans with their biases and interests, internet law expert Yair Cohen told RT. Facebook is now planning to change the way it presents news to the users by introducing a ranking system aimed at defining what ...

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‘Search bias & leveraging dominance’: Google fined $21mn by Indian antitrust watchdog

Google has been fined $ 21 million by India’s antitrust watchdog after being accused of search bias and abusing its dominant position. The search giant says it is reviewing the complaints. The Competition Commission of India (CCI) said in a 190-page order that Google was “found to be indulging in practices of search bias and by doing so, it causes ...

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‘Transparent debate needed in news amid leftist bias in the US’

It is important to be honest and transparent about what your perspective is, where you come from, and what your biases are, political analyst and author Gina Loudon told RT. More and more former senior government officials are moving into TV punditry: CNN has hired former assistant to James Comey, Josh Campbell, and MSNBC hired former CIA director John Brennan. ...

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More men to get a pay rise at BBC after report finds ‘no bias’ against female staff

The BBC has opened itself to further backlash over its gender pay gap as more men than women will receive a pay rise after auditors found there is “no bias” against female presenters. Accountancy firm PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) found that of the nearly 200 on-air staff needing a pay rise under a new “transparent” structure announced by the BBC in a ...

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Monstrous males? Analysis of children’s book villains show strong gender bias

Everyone’s heard the tale of wicked witches hailing from the West but, a new study proves the gender bias doesn’t stop there, as males are twice as likely to be given leading roles and portrayed as monsters in children’s books. Analysis of the 100 most popular children’s picture books in the UK last year found rampant casual sexism in children’s ...

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Alleged political bias of Google revealed in court documents

Allegations aired by a former Google software engineer fired in 2017 for authoring a memo describing “political bias” within the company as silencing conservative discussion, have been fully revealed in court documents. Ex-Google engineer James Damore filed a class action lawsuit against the web giant on Monday. The legal case is in response to Damore’s sacking on August 7, 2017, ...

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President Obama warns against getting ‘cocooned’ in bias via social media

Former President Barack Obama sat down with the UK’s Prince Harry for an extended and far-ranging interview with the BBC this week, and their conversation touched on social media, the use thereof, and Obama’s take on what the current state of social media means for human discourse. The full interview covers a lot of ground, but the breakouts regarding social ...

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