Robots driving U.S. co-workers to substance abuse, mental health issues
While both countries saw reduced work-related injuries, in the U.S. exposure to robotics resulted in more adverse mental health effects whereas German workers saw no significant mental-health change.
Is society ready for AI ethical decision-making?
Humans are becoming increasingly dependent on algorithms to process information, recommend certain behaviors, and even take actions on their behalf.
Facebook advertising can be targeted at a specific person
Personalization of online advertising based on our search history and preferences is not a new phenomenon. However, this new study highlights how ads can be personalized and sent to a specific person via the Facebook ad platform using just the user’s interests.
Artificial intelligence favors white men under 40
The language models we use in our daily lives while we’re utilizing search engines, machine translation, or engaging with chatbots and commanding Siri, speak the language of some groups better than others. Even a slight bias can have serious consequences in contexts where precision is key.
When humanlike chatbots miss the mark in customer service interactions
Chatbots are increasingly replacing human customer-service agents on companies’ websites, social media pages, and messaging services. Designed to mimic humans, these bots often have human names humanlike appearances and the capability to converse like humans.
Businesses have a moral duty to explain how algorithms make decisions that affect people
Amazon, Google and Facebook use algorithms to tailor what users see, and Uber and Lyft use them to match passengers with drivers and set prices. Do users, customers, employees and others have a right to know how companies that use algorithms make their decisions?
Human instinct better than algorithms in detecting online "deception"
Can we trust our gut instinct? We often assume the human brain is no match for a computer but with practice in looking for deception cues, we may be able to rely on our gut instinct when it comes to detecting fake online reviews.
Will we enjoy work more once routine tasks are automated? Probably not.
When routine work tasks are being replaced with intelligent technologies, the result may be that employees no longer experience their work as meaningful.
How conspiracy theories emerge -- and how their storylines fall apart
With COVID-19 conspiracy theories in abundance, can artificial intelligence be used to break down the connections which glue conspiracies together?
Study finds stronger links between automation and inequality
In some white-collar jobs—designer, engineer—people become more productive with sophisticated software at their side. In other cases, forms of automation have simply replaced factory workers, receptionists, and many other kinds of employees.
How many jobs do robots really replace?
The impact of robots varies widely by industry and region and may play a notable role in exacerbating income inequality.
Artificial intelligence can help some businesses but may not others
The temptation for businesses to use artificial intelligence and other technology to improve performance, drive down labor costs, and better the bottom line is understandable. But before pursuing automation that could put the jobs of human employees at risk, it is important that business owners take careful stock of their operations.
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