In order to overcome systematic racial biases that can show up in algorithms, three scholars at a June 19 Brookings Institution webinar suggested putting recognition of historical racial bias at the center of algorithm development from the very beginning of the design process.






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The use of artificial intelligence (AI) and predictive analytics in the criminal justice system is the latest attempt to make sentencing decisions more accurately and reduce recidivism.






Yesterday, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that it would be taking steps towards considering a new regulatory framework tailored to promote developing safe and effective medical devices that use artificial intelligence algorithms.






Rep. William Hurd, R-Texas, stressed at IBM’s Think Gov event today that America needs to lead the world in developing 5G wireless networks and artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities, especially with China on the rise as a voracious international competitor, and said successful development and application of the two technologies are inextricably linked.






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In a report released yesterday, the National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO) weighed in on the implications of artificial intelligence (AI) technologies for state CIOs.






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Research firm Gartner has released its 2018 Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies report, which found technologies like artificial intelligence platform as a service, blockchain for data security, and quantum computing reaching the peak of inflated expectations, while technologies such as mixed reality and blockchain were on the downswing of excitement.






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