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Instagram’s Adam Mosseri to meet UK health secretary over suicide content concerns

Instagram’s Adam Mosseri to meet UK health secretary over suicide content concerns The still fresh-in-post boss of Instagram, Adam Mosseri, has been asked to meet the UK’s health secretary, Matt Hancock, to discuss the social media platform’s handling of content that promotes suicide and self harm, the BBC reports. Mosseri’s summons follows an outcry […]

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Watch Google CEO Sundar Pichai testify in Congress — on bias, China and more

Watch Google CEO Sundar Pichai testify in Congress — on bias, China and more Google CEO Sundar Pichai has managed to avoid the public political grillings that have come for tech leaders at Facebook and Twitter this year. But not today. Today he will be in front of the House Judiciary committee […]

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Applied gets $2M to make hiring fairer — using algorithms, not AI

Applied gets M to make hiring fairer — using algorithms, not AI London-based startup Applied has bagged £1.5M (~$2M) in seed funding for a fresh, diversity-sensitive approach to recruitment that deconstructs and reworks the traditional CV-bound process, drawing on behavioural science to level the playing field and help employers fill vacancies with […]

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IBM launches cloud tool to detect AI bias and explain automated decisions

IBM launches cloud tool to detect AI bias and explain automated decisions IBM has launched a software service that scans AI systems as they work in order to detect bias and provide explanations for the automated decisions being made — a degree of transparency that may be necessary for compliance purposes not […]

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Social media is giving us trypophobia

Social media is giving us trypophobia  We aren’t so much seeing through a lens darkly when we log onto Facebook or peer at personalized search results on Google, we’re being individually strapped into a custom-moulded headset that’s continuously screening a bespoke movie — in the dark, in a single-seater theatre, without any […]

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