Business Iinsider speaks with two neuroscientists discuss elements of Elon Musk's Neuralink whitepaper, highlighting three potential advancements made in the proposed design of the implant.
Elon Musk's AI brain chip company Neuralink is doing its first live tech demo on Friday. Here's what we know so far about the wild science behind it.
A-level and GCSE results: Pressure mounts on ministers to solve exam crisis
Pressure is mounting on ministers to let teacher-assessed grades stand in England to avoid a second wave of exams chaos hitting GCSE results this week. About 40% of A-Level results were downgraded after the exams regulator Ofqual used an algorithm based on schools' previous results.
Future mental health care may include diagnosis via brain scan and computer algorithm
Experts at the University of Tokyo are combining machine learning with brain imaging tools to distinguish between those with a mental health condition, specifically schizophrenia and autism.
Why did the A-level algorithm say no?
Accusations of unfairness over this year's A-level results in England have focused on an "algorithm" for deciding results of exams cancelled by the pandemic.
The Quiet Growth of Race-Detection Software Sparks Concerns Over Bias
More than a dozen companies offer artificial-intelligence programs that promise to identify a person’s race, but researchers and even some vendors worry it will fuel discrimination
UK court says face recognition violates human rights
Britain’s Court of Appeal ruled in the case of civil rights campaigner Ed Bridges, who argued that South Wales Police caused him “distress” by scanning his face as he shopped in 2017 and as he attended a peaceful anti-arms protest in 2018.
Millions of Americans Have Lost Jobs in the Pandemic—And Robots and AI Are Replacing Them Faster Than Ever
How coronavirus has accelerated the replacement of humans for safety reasons, and its potential ramifications on the work landscape.
New York bans use of facial recognition in schools statewide
The New York legislature passed a moratorium on the use of facial recognition and other forms of biometric identification in schools until 2022. The bill, which has yet to be signed, comes in response to the launch of facial recognition by the Lockport City School District and appears to be the first in the nation to explicitly regulate or ban use of the technology in schools.
California city bans predictive policing in U.S. first
As officials mull steps to tackle police brutality and racism, California’s Santa Cruz has become the first U.S. city to ban predictive policing, which digital rights experts said could spark similar moves across the country.
Wrongfully Accused by an Algorithm
In what may be the first known case of its kind, a faulty facial recognition match led to a Michigan man’s arrest for a crime he did not commit.