Tag: AI


Kamervragen over algoritme waarmee Nissewaard bijstandsfraude vaststelde

In de Tweede Kamer zijn vragen aan demissionair minister Koolmees van Sociale Zaken gesteld over een algoritme dat de gemeente Nissewaard als hulpmiddel gebruikte voor het vaststellen van bijstandsfraude. Eerder deze maand besloot de gemeente te stoppen met het gebruik van het algoritme om de rechtmatigheid van bijstandsuitkeringen vast te stellen.


China’s gene giant harvests data from millions of women

A Chinese gene company selling prenatal tests around the world developed them in collaboration with the country’s military and is using them to collect genetic data from millions of women for sweeping research on the traits of populations, a Reuters review of scientific papers and company statements found.


This AI Helps Police Monitor Social Media. Does It Go Too Far?

Since 2016, civil liberties groups have raised alarms about online surveillance of social media chatter by city officials and police departments. Services like Media Sonar, Social Sentinel, and Geofeedia analyze online conversations, clueing in police and city leaders to what hundreds of thousands of users are saying online.


Facial recognition software used to verify unemployment recipients reportedly doesn’t work well

The facial recognition program used by some two dozen US states to to verify people seeking unemployment benefits is working inconsistently, leading to many people being denied benefits or having their applications put on hold.


Investors call for ethical approach to facial recognition technology

A group of 50 investors managing more than $4.5 trillion in assets is calling on companies involved in the development and use of facial recognition technology, such as Amazon and Facebook, to do so in an ethical way.

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Politie New York stopt met gebruik robothond na golf van kritiek

De politie van de Amerikaanse stad New York (NYPD) stopt na een golf van kritiek met het inzetten van een robothond. Het elektronische dier was speciaal ontwikkeld om politietaken te kunnen uitvoeren. De robot is gemaakt door producent Boston Dynamics en heet Digidog.


The Ola & Uber judgments

In the Ola judgment, the Court requires the Ola company to explain the logic behind a fully automated decision in the sense of article 22 of the General Data Protection regulation (GDPR). To the best of our knowledge, it is the first time that a Court anywhere in Europe recognises such a right.


AI met bias overtreedt discriminatiewetgeving, wie had dat nou gedacht

De Amerikaanse FTC waarschuwt op haar blog bedrijven die AI inzetten: de verkoop of inzet van biased AI systemen is een oneerlijke handelspraktijk en kan overtreding van antidiscriminatiewetgeving zoals de Fair Credit Reporting Act en de Equal Credit Opportunity Act opleveren.

EU artificial intelligence rules will ban ‘unacceptable’ use

Some “unacceptable” uses of artificial intelligence would be banned in Europe under proposals unveiled on Wednesday. The European Commission’s rules would ban “AI systems considered a clear threat to the safety, livelihoods and rights of people”, it said.

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Fairness and AI governance – responsibility and reality

This essay is about a central and growing problem in AI governance: the gap between what people are experiencing from AI technologies, and regulatory and policy discussions about those technologies. I gave a talk at the GOAL project recently about how the claims of political movements such as Black Lives Matter, MeToo, and organising by gig economy and big tech workers represent core concerns for AI regulation but are not recognised as such.


Europe seeks to limit use of AI in society

The use of facial recognition for surveillance, or algorithms that manipulate human behaviour, will be banned under proposed EU regulations on artificial intelligence.


Hoe geautomatiseerd is de besluitvorming van Uber?

Vorige week verschenen drie uitspraken tegen Uber bv, waarin chauffeurs inzage in hun persoonsgegevens vroegen alsmede uitleg over de geautomatiseerde besluitvorming die het bedrijf zou toepassen.

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Een gezicht als bewijs voor criminaliteit

In het voorjaar van 2019 staat de 24-jarige Thomas voor de rechter. De verdenking: hij zou bij een geldautomaat vele honderden euro’s hebben opgenomen met een pinpas die niet van hem was. Het bewijs: zijn gezicht.


Who Is Making Sure the A.I. Machines Aren’t Racist?

When Google forced out two well-known artificial intelligence experts, a long-simmering research controversy burst into the open.

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Risk assessment instruments in pretrial decisionmaking

A growing number of jurisdictions across the United States are implementing pretrial risk assessment instruments that use data in an attempt to forecast an individual’s likelihood of appearance at trial and/or risk to public safety.


Weer iemand ontslagen bij ethisch onderzoeksteam Google

Google heeft het hoofd van een ethisch onderzoeksteam bij het bedrijf ontslagen. Onderzoeker Margaret Mitchell maakt dat zelf bekend op Twitter.


Who Should Stop Unethical A.I.?

In computer science, the main outlets for peer-reviewed research are not journals but conferences, where accepted papers are presented in the form of talks or posters. At artificial-intelligence conferences, researchers are increasingly alarmed by what they see.

The companies in control of our secret identities

Your personal data can be collected by companies from many different sources and shaped into a “secret identity”. This is when companies use information about you to assume your personality traits and predict your behaviour, and sell this profile onto others. But who are the companies behind this practice?


Researchers taught AI to detect people’s moral principles

Researchers in Brazil say that they’ve found a way to use AI to gauge your moral principles. In order to achieve their breakthrough the team say they developed and analyzed three models that can describe the morality of individuals based on the language they use. The results were published last month in IEEE Transactions on Affective Computing.


Sales Calls Have Gone Virtual, and AI Is Listening In

The COVID-19 pandemic has converted thousands of salespeople from road warriors to Zoom warriors. Some companies are making the most of this shift by using tools powered by artificial intelligence to track and analyze their salesforce’s virtual pitches.

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When Algorithms Give Real Students Imaginary Grades

In-person final exams were canceled for thousands of students this spring, so computers stepped in — to disastrous effect.

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