NIST retires SHA-1 algorithm
The US government's National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is officially retiring the Secure Hash Algorithm-1 for secure data processing. The protocol's second and third versions are more secure.
NIST has announced that the SHA-1 encryption algorithm has officially reached its en... Read more
ICO issues warning to beware of ‘immature biometric technologies’
The UK authority claims that such technologies could discriminate against individuals.
The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has issued a warning urging organisations to assess the public risks of emotion analysis technologies. The office says that organizations need to do a thorough ass... Read more
Human Rights Board warns of discriminatory LinkedIn algorithms
The Dutch College for Human Rights warns against the use of algorithms for LinkedIn and job board recruitment. According to the human rights organization, algorithms can lead to discrimination. The College urges employers and governments to pay more attention to the practice.
The College for Hu... Read more
TensorFlow 2.8 aims to entice developers to use more advanced hardware
Machine learning professionals interested in hardware acceleration are expected to bring exciting developments to the test bench. This is possible through the recently released TensorFlow framework version 2.8.
While the release does not include a host of new capabilities, it develops some of th... Read more
Twitter will examine its algorithms for potentially causing harm
The social network's platform may be unintentionally foregrounding white people over those of colour.
This week Twitter announced that it will begin an extensive study its machine learning algorithms. The purpose of the study is to determine whether they cause unintentional harm. Specifically, t... Read more
EU: search engines must be more transparent about algorithms
The European Union has introduced a set of guidelines that oblige technology giants such as Microsoft and Google to be more transparent about the operation of their search engines. Other companies complain that search engines such as Google and Bing are too opaque.
The guidelines are effective i... Read more
Microsoft AI advises governments on lockdown strategies
Researchers have designed an AI framework that recommends cities and regions lockdown and home isolation strategies to combat the spread of the coronavirus. They claim that their AI is superior to the modeling tools used so far.
Artificial intelligence, according to researchers at Microsoft, the... Read more
MIT and IBM develop AI that recommends documents per topic
In an effort to provide faster and better performance than most methods to date, a combined team from the MIT-IBM Watson AI Lab and the MIT Geometric Data Processing Group came up with a technique that combines a number of popular AI tools.
The researchers say their approach can scan millions of... Read more
Scientists develop new framework that keeps AI in check
Scientists at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and Stanford claim to have developed an algorithmic framework to ensure that artificial intelligence (AI) does not exceed certain limits.
The framework uses so-called Seldonian algorithms, as opposed to machine learning (ML) algorithms, which... Read more
Uber comes up with open-source dev library for evolutionary algorithms
Evolutionary computing is the use of biological evolutionary theory in the development of algorithms. Uber has introduced an open-source dev library for this technique called EvoGrad.
The creation of evolutionary algorithms is the goal of evolutionary computing, in which a large number of variants ... Read more