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Study finds that even the best speech recognition systems exhibit bias

Transform 2021 Join us for the world’s leading event about accelerating enterprise transformation with AI and Data July 12-16, 2021 Free Registration Join Transform 2021 for the most important themes in enterprise AI & Data. Learn more. Even state-of-the-art automatic speech recognition (ASR) algorithms struggle to recognize the accents of people from certain regions of […]

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White House declines to back Christchurch call to stamp out online extremism amid free speech concerns

The United States on Wednesday broke with 18 governments and top American tech firms by declining to endorse a New Zealand-led response to the live-streamed shootings at two Christchurch mosques, saying free-speech concerns prevented the White House from formally signing onto the largest campaign to date targeting extremism online. The “Christchurch Call,” unveiled at an […]

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Inside Facebook’s Secret Rulebook for Global Political Speech

ImageFacebook’s headquarters in Menlo Park.CreditCreditJason Henry for The New York Times Inside Facebook’s Secret Rulebook for Global Political Speech Under fire for stirring up distrust and violence, the social network has vowed to police its users. But leaked documents raise serious questions about its approach. Facebook’s headquarters in Menlo Park.CreditCreditJason Henry for The New York […]