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Amazon rejects proposals for climate change and facial recognition

Amazon’s stock has increased six-fold in the last five years, making investors lots of money. But at this year’s annual meeting, the amount of criticism leveled at the company in the form of shareholder resolutions was unprecedented. Investors voted on 12 of the proposals with none getting a majority vote, but they highlight issues that…

China will dominate artificial intelligence by 2030

Storyline: China has vowed to become the global leader in artificial intelligence (AI) by 2030. A State Council document issued in 2017, positions China as the pre-imminent practitioner of AI in both research and application within the next 13 years. This is significant because no other government has published as coherent a plan to support…

AI is getting emotional

Storyline: Computers are good at straightforward tasks like crunching numbers and retrieving search results. However, deciphering the complexities of human emotions is still a work in progress. Google and others are developing tools in the field of affective artificial intelligence (AI) that analyze and respond to human emotions and facial expressions real time.  Rana el…

Can AI drive workplace inclusiveness?

AI diversity

Storyline: There are many predictions that Artificial Intelligence (AI) will displace the human workforce with robots and machine learning. Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has a different perspective and believes AI algorithms can actually expand the current workforce by helping people with disabilities. At the Wired25 Summit he told the audience, “There are a billion people in…