New AI can guess whether you’re gay or straight from a photograph – The Guardian

The Guardian New AI can guess whether you’re gay or straight from a photographThe GuardianArtificial intelligence can accurately guess whether people are gay or straight based on photos of their faces, according to new research suggesting that machines can have … Read More

Rise of the racist robots – how AI is learning all our worst impulses – The Guardian

The Guardian Rise of the racist robots – how AI is learning all our worst impulsesThe GuardianThe promise of machine learning and other programs that work with big data (often under the umbrella term “artificial intelligence” or AI) was that … Read More

Why are we giving away our most sensitive health data to Google? – The Guardian

Quartz Why are we giving away our most sensitive health data to Google?The GuardianDeepMind, an artificial intelligence company, states that it hasn’t used the records except as directed by the hospital trust. Using synthetic data, DeepMind has built an app, … Read More

Giving Google our private NHS data is simply illegal – The Guardian

The Guardian Giving Google our private NHS data is simply illegalThe GuardianIn July 2015, consultants working at the Royal Free hospital trust in London approached DeepMind, a Google-owned artificial intelligence firm that had no previous experience in healthcare, about developing … Read More

Google DeepMind 1.6m patient record deal ‘inappropriate’ – The Guardian

The Guardian Google DeepMind 1.6m patient record deal ‘inappropriate’The GuardianIn a letter leaked to Sky News, the national data guardian, Dame Fiona Caldicott, warned DeepMind’s partner hospital, the Royal Free, that the patient record transfer was not for “direct care” … Read More

Human-robot interactions take step forward with ’emotional’ chatbot – The Guardian

The Guardian Human-robot interactions take step forward with ’emotional’ chatbotThe GuardianAn “emotional chatting machine” has been developed by scientists, signalling the approach of an era in which human-robot interactions are seamless and go beyond the purely functional. The chatbot, developed … Read More

DeepMind’s AlphaGo to play on team with humans and to challenge five at once – The Guardian

The Guardian DeepMind’s AlphaGo to play on team with humans and to challenge five at onceThe GuardianA year on from its victory over Go star Lee Sedol, Google DeepMind is preparing a “festival” of exhibition matches for its board game-playing … Read More

Robots are racist and sexist. Just like the people who created them – The Guardian

The Guardian Robots are racist and sexist. Just like the people who created themThe GuardianRecent reports have shown that machine–learning systems are picking up racist and sexist ideas embedded in the language patterns they are fed by human engineers. The … Read More

Google’s DeepMind plans bitcoin-style health record tracking for hospitals – The Guardian

City A.M. Google’s DeepMind plans bitcoin-style health record tracking for hospitalsThe GuardianGoogle’s AI-powered health tech subsidiary, DeepMind Health, is planning to use a new technology loosely based on bitcoin to let hospitals, the NHS and eventually even patients track what … Read More