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Biases are being baked into artificial intelligence

We as humans are biased. We have a lot of prejudices, some we know about and some that we don’t. and there’s this idea that if you turn over decision-making to computers instead of humans we can avoid these biases. But, we’re learning algorithms can be just as biased as …

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Will Self-Taught, A.I. Powered Robots Be the End of Us?

People have a perception of what AI and robotics should look like from Hollywood. What do I call you? Do you have a name? Yes, Samantha. Where did you get that name from? I gave it to myself actually. We’ve seen happy robots, sad robots, complex robots, but, in reality, …

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The Internet: Crash Course Computer Science #29

Hi, I’m Carrie Anne, and welcome to CrashCourse Computer Science! As we talked about last episode, your computer is connected to a large, distributed network, called The Internet. I know this because you’re watching a youtube video, which is being streamed over that very internet. It’s arranged as an ever-enlarging …

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The Internet Was A Mistake

In October of 1992, when the world wide web was just a few years old, and the idea of streaming terabytes of pornography was just a far-fetched dream, a presidential candidate had an interesting idea: “I will have a unique mandate… that we’re going to inform the people in detail …

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