On Thursday, the AI Now Institute, which is affiliated with New York University and is home to top AI researchers with Google and Microsoft, released a report detailing, essentially, the state of AI in 2018, and the raft of disconcerting trends unfolding in the field.
As detailed by AI Now, they are:The accountability gap between those who build the AI systems (and profit off of them) and those who stand to be impacted by the systems (you and me) is growing.
Technological fixes to biased or problematic AI systems are proving inadequate.
But it also conveys a the succinct assessment of the key problem areas in AI as they stand in 2018.
But what is really required, the report argues, is a much deeper understanding of the history and social contexts of the datasets AI systems are trained on.
This story is part of Automaton, an ongoing investigation into the impacts of AI and automation on the human landscape.
AdvertisementThe report contains 10 recommendations for policymakers, all of which seem sound, as well as a diagnosis of the most potentially destructive trends.
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