Justice by the Numbers: Meet the Statistician Trying to Fix Bias in Criminal Justice Algorithms
When the underlying data they rely on is incomplete—and it often is—the growing use of machine learning tools in America's criminal justice system can have devastating effects.
Could Machine Learning Be the Key to Better Plant Conservation?
A multi-institutional research team used the power of open-access databases to predict the conservation status of more than 150,000 plants.
How a Tech Geek Is Using Machine Learning to Hold Human Rights Abusers Accountable
Patrick Ball has advised nine truth commissions, four U.N. missions, and dozens of advocacy groups in more than 30 countries. And his non-profit, the Human Rights Data Analysis Group, "represents, without a doubt, the world's top people doing statistical work on human rights violations."
Could Humanity Actually Create a Self-Aware Machine?
It sounds like the plot of science-fiction movie, but academics have long debated the possibility of conscious artificial intelligence.
How Artificial Intelligence Can Explain Unconscious Decision-Making
We can learn more about our own internal decision-making processes through the language of mathematical algorithms used by AI machines.