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ASU Students Use AI to Detect Wildfires

In 2017, nearly 72,000 wildfires burned more than 10 million acres nationwide, according to the National Interagency Fire Center. It cost $2.4 billion to fight them. In Arizona last year, more than 2,300 wildfires scorched nearly 430,000 acres, and the …

Accenture Unveils Tool to Help Companies Ensure Their AI Is Fair

Consulting firm Accenture has a new tool to help businesses detect and eliminate gender, racial and ethnic bias in artificial intelligence software. Companies and governments are increasingly turning to machine-learning algorithms to help make critical decisions, including who to hire, …

Americans Remain Concerned That AI Will Hurt Jobs

Will artificial intelligence ultimately help or hurt U.S. workers? A Brookings Institution survey offers fresh fodder for the debate, showing opinion is heavily tilted against AI at a time companies are increasingly looking for ways to include it in everything …

Humans Hit Back Against Robots Mining Personal Finance Data, Insurance Info

Regulators are beginning to teach robots who’s the boss. After spending billions of dollars on cutting-edge artificial intelligence technologies, Europe’s banks and insurers face tougher scrutiny of the tools they use to help root out fraud, check borrowers’ creditworthiness and …

Accenture: Insurer Workforce Needs Reshaping to Embrace AI

Insurers risk missing major growth opportunities unless CEOs take immediate steps to redesign work, bring in new talent, and pivot their existing workforces to work with artificial intelligence (AI), according to new research by Accenture. According to the report – …

AI-Related Liability Considerations

The recent deadly crash of an Uber autonomous car in Arizona highlights the evolving risk related to artificial intelligence (AI). A newly released report by Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty, The Rise of Artificial Intelligence: Future Outlook and Emerging Risks, …

Technochauvinism and Why Computers Don’t Always Get Things Right

An algorithm can predict which passengers survived the sinking of the Titanic in April 1912 and can do so with 97 percent accuracy—a result that both demonstrates the power of artificial intelligence and, more subtly, points to its shortcomings. Artificial …

New Cars Quickly Getting Equipped With Self-Driving Safety Features

Autonomous vehicles get all the headlines, but automakers are gradually adding advanced electronic safety features to human-driven cars as they step toward a world of self-driving vehicles. Car and tech companies are rolling out laser sensors, artificial intelligence, larger viewing …

Straight Talk About Chatbots: Minimizing the Risks to Reap the Rewards

Using technology to sell insurance and gather claims — it seems like the stuff of science fiction. However, advances in natural language processing and artificial intelligence (AI) have led insurance companies to adopt smarter, more automated solutions for assisting customers …

Toyota Adds $2.8B to Improve Software Design for Self-Driving Cars

Toyota Motor Corp. plans to spend $2.8 billion to make sure its system for writing the software for self-driving cars will be just as efficient as the factories that build them. The company needs faster and more reliable methods for …