Facebook showed this ad to 95% women. Is that a problem?

In 2019, Facebook settled a lawsuit with civil rights groups following the revelation that advertisers using their platform could use the targeting options to exclude many specific demographics from seeing their ads. It’s now more difficult for an unscrupulous advertiser to use Facebook’s platform to discriminate.

However, even when you remove human bias from the system, Facebook’s ad delivery algorithms can result in biased outcomes. According to research from Northeastern University, Facebook sometimes displays ads to highly skewed audiences based on the content of the ad.

By purchasing ads and inputting neutral targeting options, the researchers found that the algorithmically determined audience for job ads for cleaners, secretaries, nurses, and preschool teachers was mostly women. The job ads for fast food workers, supermarket cashiers, and taxi drivers skewed toward Black users. The studies show that by targeting “relevant” users, these systems can reinforce existing disparities in our interests and our opportunities.

Tesla’s Tiny Robotics Business

Tesla is not just a car company. Long term, Elon Musk is likely to make Tesla an autonomous robotics logistics company with the advent of full self driving autonomous vehicle software and hardware. At the moment, all Tesla’s are large and heavy due to their enormous battery pack technology. However, what if Tesla did a 180 and started creating super small autonomous delivery drones by the late 2020s? If Tesla did this, perhaps they could unlock new revenue growth and net income profits to help their bottom line. Tesla could absolutely dedicate 1 or 2 gigafactories to this idea and exploit their new found autonomous computer hardware and software for the tiny robot revolution. If Tesla did this successfully, perhaps Tesla may be able to solidify itself as the worlds most valuable and profitable company on Earth and in the stock market with its clean energy technology stack…

Artificial Superintelligence Documentary – AGI

This is a short documentary about artificial superintelligence or A.G.I This artificial intelligence 2019 documentary focuses mainly on aritficial general intelligence or as Nick Bostrom and Elon Musk call it a superintelligence. Which is an artificial intelligent agent that surpasses humanity’s thinking capability.

Artificial intelligence on the rise

How will the application of artificial intelligence (AI) integrate with people’s lives and benefit mankind? And to what extent can personal privacy be maintained at the same time? Considering the benefits and potential risks of AI, how should it be regulated? What should be the rules and boundaries?

Why The United States Is Turning To Recycling Robots

For decades, the United States and other wealthy countries have been dependent on China to buy and process almost half of the world’s plastic waste. Now, stricter recycling standards in China mean its cheaper for some US cities to simply send recyclables to the dump rather than pay a higher fee to process them. That’s why a number of researchers and tech companies are working on robots to make US recycling more efficient. *** Correction *** at 2:19 we describe the capacity of the Mobro 4000 as 3,000 pounds. The actual capacity is 3,000 tons.

Will humans keep getting smarter?

Is there a limit to human intelligence? Are humans getting smarter? What can IQ tests tell us? Where does emotional intelligence fit in? And what’s the future of intelligence – will our brainpower be eclipsed by artificial intelligence? We asked some of the world’s leading experts on intelligence.

Are We Ready For Artificial Intelligence?

From We Need To Talk About A.I. (2020): James Cameron and leading experts explore what an AI future could look like and who might control it. Once thought to exist purely in the realms of science fiction, the creation of a Super Intelligence is becoming more and more likely every day and, should it come to pass, would be the single biggest threat to humanity that has ever existed. From the creators of Beyond The Edge and McLaren and narrated by Keir Dullea (2001: A Space Odyssey) this exciting and necessary documentary explores artificial intelligence and the effects it could have on the future of mankind. Featuring interviews with the world’s leading authorities on AI including filmmaker James Cameron, world-renowned physicist Professor Max Tegmark, and neuroscientist and philosopher Dr Sam Harris, as they explore why we need to talk about AI…before it’s too late