Awesome, not awesome.
“AI is extremely good at finding patterns across multiple data types. For example, we’re now able to analyze patterns of human response to the pressures of the pandemic as measured through sentiments on social media, and even patterns in geospatial data to see where social distancing may and may not be working. And, of course, we are using AI to look for patterns in the genome of the virus and its biology to see where we can attack it.” — Russ Altman, Professor Learn More from Stanford >
““Unless more companies using AI management technology also consider the dignity and needs of workers, working people — especially low-wage and non-union workers — will face greater risk of exploitation, economic instability, and other harms in the years to come,” Sanchez said. “At a bare minimum, [companies] should provide workers with the information and ability to contest and overturn determinations that technical systems are making about their livelihoods. Workers should have the right to collectively agree on workplace standards that are safe, fair, and predictable, including ones that address exploitative and invasive uses of AI in the workplace.”” — Kaye Loggins, Writer Learn More from Vice >
What we’re reading.
1/ The White House and private sector companies join forces to use AI systems that will analyze the outpouring of COVID-19 research papers and help answer the questions of public health experts. Learn More from WIRED >
2/ Machine learning and researchers and engineers are compiling datasets and building algorithms to help doctors look for signs of the disease. Learn More from OneZero >
3/ AI systems could help prevent the spread of the coronavirus with machine learning to track outbreaks from social media and online news, computer vision systems to screen people at checkpoints and in travel hubs, robots to do contactless delivery, and algorithms to discover novel drug treatments. Learn More from The Next Web >
4/ Microsoft Teams’ video chat product uses AI software to block unwanted sounds from interrupting calls. Learn More from CNet >
5/ Even if you’re not an Artificial Intelligence expert, you can help medical professionals better forecast the spread of coronavirus by making a common sense prediction of how you think the disease will spread in your region. Learn More from Vox >
6/ British health officials are using an algorithm, similar to that used in China for surveillance purposes, to alert people who’ve come into contact with those known to have coronavirus. Learn More from The New York Times >
7/ Machine learning can be used to generate designs from natural language descriptions, helping designers to speed up their design process. Learn More from Insight Data Science >
Links from the community.
“Another ‘Samuelson, 1948’ moment? Evidence from machine learning” submitted by Samiur Rahman (@samiur1204). Learn More from VOX >
“Elements of AI free online course” submitted by Avi Eisenberger (@aeisenberger). Learn More from Elements of AI >
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