This startup wants to train art-generating AI strictly on licensed images
Generative AI, particularly text-to-image AI, is attracting as many lawsuits as it is venture dollars. Two companies behind popular AI art tools, Midjourney and Stability AI, are entangled in a legal
6 investors share where they draw the line when it comes to ethical issues
Investors are paying more attention to founder and startup behavior and many won't invest in startups that could compromise their ethics.
OpenAI begins allowing users to edit faces with DALL-E 2
After initially disabling the capability, OpenAI today announced that customers with access to DALL-E 2 can upload people’s faces to edit them using the AI-powered image-generating system. Previ
Can the algorithms that ride-hailing and delivery startups use be fair?
The more opaque the algorithms, the more regulators and the public have a hard time holding companies accountable.
The EU’s AI Act could have a chilling effect on open source efforts, experts warn
Proposed EU rules could limit the type of research that produces cutting-edge AI tools like GPT-3, experts warn in a new study. The nonpartisan think tank Brookings this week published a piece decryin
AI is getting better at generating porn. We might not be prepared for the consequences.
A red-headed woman stands on the moon, her face obscured. Her naked body looks like it belongs on a poster you’d find on a hormonal teenager’s bedroom wall — that is, until you reach her tor
Perceptron: Risky teleoperation, Rocket League simulation and zoologist multiplication
Research in the field of machine learning and AI, now a key technology in practically every industry and company, is far too voluminous for anyone to read it all. This column, Perceptron (previously
Key European tech founders and investors launch OneUkraine charity to assist Ukraine
A host of major European tech founders and investors are today backing the launch of OneUkraine, a new charity providing sustainable humanitarian relief for the Ukrainian people. OneUkraine will be su
In the metaverse, responsible AI must be a priority
Language technology powered by AI can perpetuate bias if we are not careful. We need to be sure that language AI is trained to be ethical as well.
UK revives age checks for porn sites
In a fresh addition to incoming U.K. legislation that will set sweeping internet content rules for platforms, the government has revived a long-standing ambition to put porn websites behind age gates
More LP transparency is overdue
Both LPs and VCs have reasons to want to keep their involvement confidential. But when these reasons aren't solid enough, the anonymity of a fund's limited partners might diminish.
After being pushed out of Google, Timnit Gebru forms her own AI research institute: DAIR
Almost exactly one year ago, Timnit Gebru, one of the leaders of Google’s ethics in AI team and one of the foremost experts in that topic, was fired after sending an email of concern to her team
How to implement an actionable data ethics framework
It’s never too late to create and implement a data ethics framework, but the best step a company can take is implementing this framework from the outset of the business.
How to lead a digital transformation — ethically
Leaders need to embrace an all-new learning curve: How to engage in digital transformation that includes ethics by design.
Flawed data is putting people with disabilities at risk
Our products are long overdue for a new, fairer data framework to ensure that data is managed with people with disabilities in mind.
Do you fit the mold for the next generation of values-driven VCs?
The future of VC will be driven by venture capitalists with strong values who have built funds with the new needs of founders in mind.
OneTrust adds ethics to its privacy platform with Convercent acquisition
OneTrust, a late stage privacy platform startup, announced it was adding ethics and compliance to the mix this morning by acquiring Convercent, a company that was built to help build more ethical orga
Facebook can save itself by becoming a B Corporation
In changing Facebook into a for-benefit corporation, Mark Zuckerberg could insulate himself against presidential rage while rehabilitating his reputation — and his company's.
Fintech companies must balance the pursuit of profit against ethical data usage
Big Tech has written the playbook for what not to do with our data, while also laying a framework for how to build exceptional experiences.
Technology and ethics in the coronavirus economy
The last two decades have ushered in significant change and transformation. I believe the 2020s will be dispositive in redefining the pillars of our economy, and COVID-19 magnifies this greatly.