AI Gender Bias is No Glitch in the System – UN Report
Diversity and gender bias issues in the tech industry won't be solved simply by teaching "girls to code", researchers argue
The latest 10.0 firmware update for Tesla cars has arrived with a bang. Among the new features is the ability to call your car to your location. But with crashes already reported, is this update safe to use? Here's the low-down on all of Tesla's new tricks.
Google Assistant has started to make use of human reviewers again, after months without them due to negative news stories. With the revelation that recordings were being listening to by human staff, and the public's reaction, Google now aims to be much more transparent.
The just-launched app Zao lets users slap their own faces onto movie clips, letting them cosplay as Leonard DiCaprio or Wolverine within seconds. It's only available in China, where it's a massive viral hit. Zao's success has spurred plenty of concerns about privacy violations.
For the first time, an artificial intelligence system has beaten a team of professional poker players in a game of six-player no-limit Texas hold 'em. It's just the latest and greatest example yet of AI-powered bots excelling at games that once belonged entirely to humans.
Google has been paying contractors to listen and transcribe Google Home recordings of completely unaware users. One of the contractors decided to blow the whistle to a Dutch-language news site, revealing that some of the conversations are up to a minute long.
Will your smart home device listen to you, but not your girlfriend? She's not the only one being ignored. A recent UN report identified a worrying number of issues relating to sexism in virtual assistants. Here's what they found, why it's happening, and what we can do about it.
In 2019, voice assistants are huge. Now, thanks to a new report out from a UN agency that collates studies of smart voice assistants, we have the latest facts, stats, and insights on the rise of the tech. Here's where, why, and how often we're opening up to our smart speakers.
Always fancied a Tesla but can't quite get the money together to by one? Then good news. Founder Elon Musk is looking to implement a Tesla taxi service by 2020, meaning that you'll be able to ride in one for the price of cab fare. Even better, Tesla owners can make some cash, too
Last week, Google announced that it had formed an AI Ethics committee to assist with the direction of its intelligent technology. This week came an update that few expected – the panel has already been dissolved. The move comes after public criticism of its member selection.
Google has announced the formation of an AI ethics panel, which will tackle how the company should responsibly use and develop AI projects. Made up by a diverse group from academic, corporate and government backgrounds, the council will formulate Google's AI approach.
President Trump just issued a new executive order on AI. Here's all the details you need about the nuts and bolts of what's been signed, what it all might look like in practice, and how it stacks up against AI research efforts not taking place under our star-spangled flag.
From blocking your most hated artist on Spotify to robots delivering your groceries, Donald Trump losing pounds overnight and making thousands of dollars from virtual farming, a lot has happened in the last seven days. We take a look at what you might have missed.