As AI progresses, the great promise is that these machines alongside of us are able to think, imagine and see things in ways that we never have before. Which means that maybe we have some new, weird, seemingly implausible solution to climate change, maybe we have some radically different approach to dealing with incurable cancers. The real practical and wonderful promise is that machines help us be more creative and using that creativity we get to terrific solutions.Amy Webb
other use cases...
- Google predicts traffic patterns really really well based on motion sensors in our phones.
- Google uses machine learning to understand how to optimize energy use at its data centers.
- Spotiy uses machine learning to create your "discover playlist"
"Orbitz showed higher-priced hotels to owners of Mac computers, for instance. Staples offered the same products at higher prices to people living in certain ZIP codes. Last year, we found that The Princeton Review was charging different prices for its online SAT tutoring course in different ZIP codes. In some ZIP codes, the course cost $6,600; in others that same course was offered for as much as $8,400."
..."Our analysis found that Asians were nearly twice as likely to get that higher price from The Princeton Review than non-Asians."
read more"differential pricing" algorithms on propublica
- "When the Chicago Police Department sent one of its commanders to Robert McDaniel’s home last summer, the 22-year-old high school dropout was surprised." read more about predictive policing on the Verge , Bloomberg Wired and the Guardian
- This Company Uses AI To Help Lenders Automate The Mortgage Loan Process
- Some companies are starting to use AI as a recruitment tool and/or to vet applicant resumes, includeing Amazon
Bias in AI
The coded gaze reflects the priorities, preferences and prejudices of those who have the power to shape technologyJoy Buolamwini
Scores like this — known as risk assessments — are increasingly common in courtrooms across the nation. They are used to inform decisions about who can be set free at every stage of the criminal justice system, from assigning bond amounts — as is the case in Fort Lauderdale — to even more fundamental decisions about defendants’ freedom. In Arizona, Colorado, Delaware, Kentucky, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Virginia, Washington and Wisconsin, the results of such assessments are given to judges during criminal sentencing."propublica
what are/can we do about it?
Black Health by Bomani Oseni McClendon
Feminist Data Set by Carolin Sinders
The Library of Missing Datasets by Mimi Ọnụọha
inside the industry
there's not one final outcome of AI, there's a distribution of all possible outcomes. We're in a position right now where we can effect whether it evolves positively, in ways that help people, or in ways that overlook people, in ways that amplify human biases.Margret Mitchell
how are/can artists use this technology?
AI as Musewriting...
You can use this GPT-2 demo to work with AI as a writing "muse"; it's also worth checking out some of these GPT-3 projects.drawing...
You can download a beta of Nvideo Canvasmusic...
You can check out various different Magenta projects on their website.
AI as ...artist?
AI has been able to generate impressive images from "scratch" since at least 2019, but the latest work by midjourney domonstrates just how quickly this field is evolving (serach th #midjourney tag on Twitter and Instagram) for more mind blowing exapmles.
creating your own AI
To train your own models and use them in P5.js (Processing) check out Google's teachable machine tools and the ml5.js library.
Other AI Art Projects