Building a better society with better AI

Artificial intelligence (AI) has the vast potential to offer innovations to improve every facet of society, from legacy engineering systems to healthcare to creative processes in arts and entertainment. In Hollywood, for example, studios are using AI to surface and measure bias in scripts—the very tools producers and writers need to create more equitable and inclusive media. However, AI is only as smart as the data it’s trained on, and that data reflects real-life biases. To avoid perpetuating stereotypes and exclusivity, technologists are addressing equity and inclusion both in real-life and in their innovations.

Innate bias in humans

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The Download: Saudi Arabia’s $1 billion plan to slow aging, and global energy turmoil

This is today’s edition of The Download, our weekday newsletter that provides a daily dose of what’s going on in the world of technology.

Saudi Arabia plans to spend $1 billion a year discovering treatments to slow aging

Anyone who has more money than they know what to do with eventually tries to cure aging. Google founder Larry Page has tried it. Jeff Bezos has tried it. Tech billionaires Larry Ellison and Peter Thiel have tried it. Now the oil-rich kingdom of Saudi Arabia, which has around as much money as all of them put together, is going to …

Saudi Arabia plans to spend $1 billion a year discovering treatments to slow aging

Anyone who has more money than they know what to do with eventually tries to cure aging. Google founder Larry Page has tried it. Jeff Bezos has tried it. Tech billionaires Larry Ellison and Peter Thiel have tried it.

Now the kingdom of Saudi Arabia, which has about as much money as all of them put together, is going to try it.

The Saudi royal family has started a not-for-profit organization called the Hevolution Foundation that plans to spend up to $1 billion a year of its oil wealth supporting basic research on the biology of aging …

Faculty Of Laptop & Software

An even bigger downside is that the software and hardware developed for such techniques are usually proprietary, thus limiting the supply of the technology. The graphics workstation in the last 5 years has begun to supplant the special-purpose hardware of the flight simulator, and it has provided an entry pathway to the massive numbers of individuals thinking about creating three-dimensional VEs. The following section is a survey of computer graphics workstations and graphics hardware which are part of the VE development effort. Will typically be dependent on the appliance area for which the VE is being built.

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