Ketos raises $18 million to monitor drinking water quality with AI

Water analytics startup Ketos today announced it raised $18 million in funding. The capital will be put toward further advancing the company’s cloud-based software platform and hardware, as well as expanding Ketos’ team ahead of future growth.

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Uber drivers union asks EU court to overrule ‘robo-firing’ by algorithm

A union representing Uber drivers in the U.K. has filed a second legal challenge against the ride-hailing giant in Europe, this time arguing that Uber’s alleged “robo-firing” practices contravenes Article 22 of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which seeks to protect individuals from automated decision-making.

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An Economist’s value in Data Science

Starting out as a data scientist, I struggled to understand the value economics brings. Now that I understand that data science is far more than knowing how to code… This article is an effort to help economists explain the value they can bring to machine learning roles, as well as help non-economists in data science understand what an economist can bring to the table.

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Onboarding AI: “Something went wrong” stories

Onboarding AI to products does not always go that smoothly. Some might say it could be either success, or failure. But more likely – first results will be useless, and only after several iterations there’d be actual value. So here are stories of what went wrong with AI projects, while evolving.

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Researchers suggest AI can learn common sense from animals

AI researchers developing reinforcement learning agents could learn a lot from animals. That’s according to recent analysis by Google’s DeepMind, Imperial College London, and University of Cambridge researchers assessing AI and non-human animals.

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How we are Fighting False News with Artificial Intelligence

The artificial intelligence applied research startup Abzu identifies false news with its proprietary QLattice. In the latest Reuters Institute Digital News Report, less than four in ten people said that they trust most news most of the time (that’s 38% surveyed in January 2020, a fall of four percentage points from 2019)¹. Imagine the numbers today.

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Constructive ways to take power back from Big Tech

Facebook launched an independent oversight board and recommitted to privacy reforms this week, but after years of promises made and broken, nobody seems convinced that real change is afoot. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is expected to decide shortly whether to sue Facebook, sources told the New York Times, following a $5 billion fine levied last year.

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How ethical hackers are trying to protect the 2020 U.S. elections

After the surprising outcome of the 2016 U.S. presidential election, many have feared that the country’s voting system is vulnerable to external attacks. In response, loosely affiliated groups of “ethical hackers” have been pooling their resources to research the issues and sound the alarm.

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IBM’s latest AI predicts Alzheimer’s better than standard tests

IBM has developed a new AI model which predicts the onset of Alzheimer’s better than standard clinical tests. The AI is designed to be non-invasive and uses a short language sample from a verbal cognitive test given to a patient. Using this sample, the AI model is able to predict the onset of Alzheimer’s with…

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Intel revenues drop 4% to $18.3 billion for Q3 2020 as competition heats up

Intel reported earnings that matched Wall Street’s expectations during what was another tumultuous quarter for the world economy. For the third quarter ended September 30, the big PC chipmaker posted non-GAAP earnings per share (EPS) of $1.11 a share on revenue of $18.3 billion, compared with non-GAAP EPS of $1.42 a share on revenue of $19.2 billion a year earlier.

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