In some ways, artificial intelligence acts like a mirror. Machine learning tools are designed to detect patterns, and they often reflect back the same biases we already know exist in our culture. Algorithms can be sexist, racist, and perpetuate other structural inequalities found in society. But unlike humans, algorithms aren’t under any obligation to explain themselves. … [Read more...] about What Does a Fair Algorithm Actually Look Like?
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The folks at Noodlecake Studios have been busy as beavers lately, helping to polish and publish outstanding games such as Suzy Cube and Alto's Odyssey, amazing new titles for Android gamers to check out. All told, the team has helped publish well over 100 games to the Google Play Store. Based out of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, this plucky studio is far removed from Silicon Valley … [Read more...] about How Noodlecake Studios came to rule Android gaming
Tonight, an unprecedented interview with an undercover FBI operative who secretly lives and works among the terrorists of ISIS and al Qaeda. His name is a national secret. But in 2012, al Qaeda knew him as Tamer Elnoury. They thought he was a wealthy Arab-American with seething anger at the United States. But as we first reported in October, in reality he had dedicated himself … [Read more...] about Inside al Qaeda: Living and working with terrorists
Last week, Vermont passed a first-in-the-nation law that would facilitate the state’s importation of prescription drugs wholesale from Canada. It represents the state’s effort to tackle head-on the issue of constantly climbing drug prices.Other states, including Louisiana and Utah, have debated similar legislation and are watching Vermont’s progress … [Read more...] about Vermont legislators pass a drug importation law. What does it mean?
A Canadian naturopath claims she treated a 4-year-old boy’s behavioral problems with a controversial homeopathic remedy — this is, saliva from a rabid dog.The recent claims have caused concern in the medical community and prompted questions about why the saliva — known as lyssinum, lyssin or hydrophobinum — has been approved by the Canadian government as … [Read more...] about A 4-year-old had been growling at preschool — so this Canadian naturopath says she gave him rabid dog saliva