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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Android sends 20x more data to Google than iOS sends to Apple, study says

Enlarge / Insomnia people and mobile-addiction concepts. Getty Images Whether you have an iPhone or an Android device, it’s continuously sending data including your location, phone number, and local network details to Apple or Google. Now, a researcher has provided a side-by-side comparison that suggests that, while both iOS and Android collect handset data around […]

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Massive Facebook study on users’ doubt in vaccines finds a small group appears to play a big role in pushing the skepticism

Facebook is conducting a vast behind-the-scenes study of doubts expressed by U.S. users about vaccines, a major project that attempts to probe and teach software to identify the medical attitudes of millions of Americans, according to documents obtained by The Washington Post. The research is a large-scale attempt to understand the spread of ideas that […]

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Cars with high-tech emergency brakes still hit a child-size dummies in 89% of street-crossing tests, a new study has found

Volvo via YouTube Pedestrian detection systems do little to protect the people they detect, new data from AAA shows. In tests on four new vehicles, researchers found that a crash is avoided less than half of the time. For children, the results are even more dire, with 89% of crashes occurring despite the features. Visit […]