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Sign of the times: AI experts work on avatar for sign language

Experts at the University of Amsterdam are developing a computer programme that can translate into sign language, using the power of artificial intelligence.The project, part of SignLab Amsterdam, aims in the first instance to support parents of deaf children who are learning basic signing or for situations like announcements at…

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Bright minds, artificial and real, strain to fight bias in AI

In 2018, Liz O'Sullivan and her colleagues at a prominent artificial intelligence startup began work on a system that could automatically remove nudity and other explicit images from the internet. They sent millions of online photos to workers in India, who spent weeks adding tags to explicit material. The data…

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