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How AI Will Help Keep Time at the Tokyo Olympics
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How AI Will Help Keep Time at the Tokyo Olympics

“In volleyball, we're now using cameras with computer vision technologies to track not only athletes, but also the ball,” says Alain Zobrist, head of Omega Timing. “So it's a combination where we use camera technology…

Twitter’s Photo Crop Algorithm Favors White Faces and Women
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Twitter’s Photo Crop Algorithm Favors White Faces and Women

Last fall, Canadian student Colin Madland noticed that Twitter’s automatic cropping algorithm continually selected his face—not his darker-skinned colleague—from photos of the pair to display in tweets. The episode ignited accusations of bias as a…

Microsoft Makes a $16 Billion Entry Into Health Care AI
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Microsoft Makes a $16 Billion Entry Into Health Care AI

When Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella spoke to investors Monday about his company’s plan to acquire speech-recognition specialist Nuance for $16 billion, he emphasized the importance of artificial intelligence in health care.Nuance’s software listens to doctor-patient…