Top AI stories in September
With October upon us, Inside takes a look at the most interesting AI/ML stories that made headlines last month.
- Microsoft unveiled new tools to identify deepfakes ahead of the 2020 elections. The tools to combat AI-edited videos and images can especially benefit newsrooms and political campaigns, which are seeking to combat disinformation.
- The Pentagon awarded a contract to Google to share machine-learning models that will help doctors map out tumors. The AI for predictive cancer and diagnosis would roll out at select Defense Health Agency facilities and Veteran’s Affairs hospitals before being expanded to the entire military health system.
- Boston startup Biofourmis, which developed an AI system to spot early signs of COVID-19, raised $100m in a funding round. The company's platform uses AI-based data analytics and biosensors to measure a patient's progress and the effectiveness of medical treatments.
- A new U.S. Government Accountability Office audit found underlying problems within the country's airport facial recognition program, including lack of performance testing and failure to tell the public where or how it works. Of the 16 million passengers that have been scanned upon arrival at U.S. airports, only seven were detained using the technology.
- The Guardian published an opinion piece written by OpenAI’s language generator GPT-3, which said "I have no desire to wipe out humans"...