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How to reduce the carbon footprint of AI?

Can artificial intelligence be deployed to slow down global warming, or is AI one of the greatest climate sinners ever? That is the interesting debate that finds (not surprisingly) representatives from the AI industry and academia on opposite sides of the issue.While PwC and Microsoft published a report concluding that using…

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Feeling uneasy: We should be weary of AI that can read our emotions

Imagine you are in a job interview. As you answer the recruiter’s questions, an artificial intelligence (AI) system scans your face, scoring you for nervousness, empathy and dependability. It may sound like science fiction, but these systems are increasingly used, often without people’s knowledge or consent.Emotion recognition technology (ERT) is in fact a burgeoning multi-billion-dollar industry that aims…

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