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Artificial Intelligence

Artificial intelligence (AI) refers to technologies that perceive, learn and reason in ways that simulate human cognitive abilities. TAP scholars consider AI’s effects on labor, business, policing, law, medicine, war, free speech, privacy and democracy, and discuss potential solutions to mitigate harms.

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Kate Crawford Discusses Discrimination Concerns with Developing AI Language Model Systems

Dr. Kate Crawford, Research Professor at USC Annenberg, weighs in on the debate about the possibility of AI systems becoming sentient in the near future. She emphasizes that of more concern are “the types of biases or stereotypes that are very commonly built into these models.”

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Artificial Intelligence

Artificial intelligence (AI) refers to technologies that perform learning and reasoning in ways that simulate human cognitive abilities.

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Google's 'Sentient' AI System LaMDA Is Really Just a Very Large Chatbot

“We've had chatbots like this for many decades. And while they can seem intelligent, if you're conducting a conversation with them, they are in fact just trained on large amounts of text that's drawn primarily from the internet.” — Kate Crawford, Artificial Intelligence Scholar, University of Southern California

Kate Crawford
France 24
June 15, 2022

Featured Article

The Inconsentability of Facial Surveillance

People may be asked to consent to uses of facial recognition technologies, but do not understand the implications of these technologies for their own autonomy or for society as a whole, and cannot give valid consent.

By: Evan Selinger, Woodrow Hartzog