Are artificial intelligence voice assistants reinforcing gender bias?

Artificial intelligence voice assistants like Siri and Alexa are reflecting, reinforcing, and spreading gender bias, a recent United Nations report suggested. The UNESCO report, entitled “I’d Blush if I Could”, explores the consequences of the spread of smart speakers and voice assistants, particularly the presentation of many of these platforms as female. “With many AI […]

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Google appoints Oxford professor as a member of ATEAC

Google has appointed Luciano Floridi, Oxford Internet Institute’s Professor of Philosophy and Ethics of Information, as a member of their new Advanced Technology External Advisory Council (ATEAC), which will function to ensure the responsible development of artificial intelligence. Floridi has stated that he is “deeply engaged with emerging policy initiatives on the socio-ethical value and […]

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