31 Jan

“Media Lab student wins national award for fighting bias in machine learning – MIT Media Lab”

“Before coming to the Media Lab, Buolamwini earned a BS in computer science as a Stamps President’s Scholar at the Georgia Institute of Technology and a master’s in learning and technology as a Rhodes Scholar at the University of Oxford, England.”

Read: Media Lab student wins national award for fighting bias in machine learning – MIT Media Lab

25 Jan

“The poker-playing AI is getting smarter and the humans are getting tired”

“Today begins week three of the poker tournament between Libratus, an AI system built by researchers from Carnegie Mellon University, and four of the world’s top pros. While the humans plan to soldier on, a gallows humor has taken hold.”

Read: The poker-playing AI is getting smarter and the humans are getting tired

17 Jan

“Virtual reality: A tool for peace, or for ‘empathy tourism’?”

“You are standing on a street in Syria when suddenly an explosion is heard, body parts are flying everywhere and you run for cover. You’re in Gaza, experiencing the reality of a Palestinian woman who has lost her sons in an Israel Defense Forces attack.”

Read: Virtual reality: A tool for peace, or for ‘empathy tourism’?

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