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AI Ethics: How AI Is Changing Gymnastics Judging
MedTech: AI "Black Box" Placed In More Hospital Operating Rooms To Improve Safety
Governance: Singapore Seeks Expanded Governance Framework For Generative AI
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How AI Is Changing Gymnastics Judging
In October 2023, the world witnessed a pivotal moment in gymnastics at the World Championships in Antwerp. Tin Srbi, with Olympic dreams hanging by a thread, executed a flawless high bar routine, only to be met with a score he believed undervalued his performance. The resolution lay in the hands of not just human judges, but an AI-powered Judging Support System (JSS). This technology, capturing athletes in 3D and analyzing their movements with precision, has been progressively integrated since 2019, aiming to refine the fairness and transparency of the sport. Yet, it doesn't come without concerns. Critics fear it may strip away the subjective essence that celebrates artistry and performance, elements as integral to gymnastics as the technicalities of a routine.
The JSS, a product of thousands of hours of research and a collaboration between FIG and Fujitsu, has grown to recognize around 2,000 elements with 90% accuracy. It's a tool meant to aid, not replace, human judges, offering a bulwark against biases that can slip into human assessments. The system's potential to level the playing field is evident, as demonstrated when it corrected the score of Australia's Clay Mason Stephens, recognizing missed elements by human judges. Yet, transparency issues loom, as the specifics of JSS's involvement in scoring remain opaque, raising questions about its capacity to ensure the fairness it promises. technologyreview
AI “Black Box” Placed In More Hospital Operating Rooms To Improve Safety
As more hospitals integrate AI surveillance into their operating rooms, the "OR Black Box" system stands out for its comprehensive data collection—audio, video, and patient vitals—all aimed at bolstering surgical safety and efficiency. With over two dozen North American hospitals on board, including Brigham and Women's Faulkner Hospital, the technology, despite its aviation-inspired name, is not about post-disaster analysis. Instead, it's a proactive tool, leveraging wide-angled cameras and bespoke AI models to minimize mishaps, not to attribute fault post-event.
The introduction of the OR Black Box by Surgical Safety Technologies Inc. has required a careful balance between surveillance and trust. Constant assurances are made to medical personnel that the AI's omnipresent analysis is a safety net, not a fault-finding mission. Its deployment is a testament to the growing trust in AI's potential to enhance critical healthcare outcomes and streamline complex medical processes. arstechnica
Singapore Seeks Expanded Governance Framework For Generative AI
Singapore is stepping up its game in AI governance, focusing on the nuances of generative AI. The draft governance framework, an extension of the city-state's existing rules, introduces strategies to tackle unique challenges such as content provenance and incident reporting. The IMDA, in partnership with the AI Verify Foundation, emphasizes the transformative potential of GenAI while acknowledging the inherent risks, advocating for a balance between innovation and user protection.
The proposed governance touches on nine crucial areas, including security measures against novel threats like prompt attacks and ensuring AI-powered decisions remain transparent, explainable, and fair. Singapore is not just setting local standards but is also catalyzing global dialogue to forge a trusted AI development ecosystem. By suggesting practical applications for model developers and policymakers, Singapore is positioning itself at the forefront of responsible AI deployment. zdnet
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OpenAI Shares AI Policies For Elections In 2024
In a preemptive strike against election manipulation, OpenAI has laid out a robust policy framework aimed at curbing the misuse of its AI technologies during the pivotal 2024 elections. The company is taking a stand against applications developed for political campaigning and lobbying, particularly with tools like ChatGPT and Dall-E. "We're still working to understand how effective our tools might be for personalized persuasion," OpenAI cautions, establishing a clear boundary against the creation of chatbots mimicking real individuals or entities.
OpenAI is not just setting rules; it's also forging partnerships to foster informed voting. By collaborating with the US National Association of Secretaries of State, the organization seeks to streamline access to legitimate voting information. This initiative underscores OpenAI's commitment to transparency, with the goal of equipping voters with the resources to scrutinize news sources and information authenticity. It's a thoughtful approach, learning from each democratic process to refine AI's role in governance globally. siliconrepublic
Around The World
OpenAI Announces New AI Guidelines to Safeguard Election Integrity in 2024, Emphasizing Transparency and Misinformation Prevention Measures.
Cellebrite Enhances Nonprofits' Ability to Locate Missing Children by Donating Advanced AI Investigative Tools.
Microsoft Expands AI Suite with the Introduction of Copilot Pro, an Advanced Generative AI Tool Designed for Individual Users.e.
Given that they are now for sale, here are brief reviews of the Microsoft Copilot Pro Apps I have tried:
Outlook: This is the slickest of the Copilots in terms of deep integration into the core application, and in many ways is the most obvious use case. It basically lets GPT-4… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
— Ethan Mollick (@emollick)
Jan 16, 2024
Written by Isaac R. Ward, Casey Clifton, and Alex Brogan.
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