This Week in AI: 24 May 2019
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Here is a quick roundup of some of the AI related news items of the last week.

Forbes & Intel have an interesting in-depth 6 part article focusing on AI and Data Scientists: AI Strategy: 6 Trends Changing The Role Of Data Scientists. Definitely worth a read.

UNESCO calls female voices for AI as sexist. Although prior studies determined that female voices are preferred, because people are more receptive to them,

New framework improves performance of deep neural networks. Interesting news from research at North Carolina State University and their new networks of AOGNets.

Amazon is considering selling its facial recognition software, Rekognition, to the government. However, some shareholders are concerned about the use of that software by the government and the possible human rights implications. Forbes.

Charlotte Stix has issued a new report: A Survey of the EU’s AI Ecosystem. Some of the takeaways: EU (compared to other countries/regions) is more focused on Ethics, has less venture capital investment, suffers from ‘brain drain’ as its leading researchers are attracted elsewhere, but it has potential of powerful collaboration between the Member states.

On NPR: Microsoft President Brad Smith Discusses The Ethics Of Artificial Intelligence.

The New York Times contrasts San Francisco’s recent ban of facial recognition, with NYC’s inaction.