Artificial intelligence has a racism problem. Look no further than the bots that go on racist rants , or the facial recognition tech that refuses to see Black people , or discriminatory HR bots that won’t hire people of color . It’s a pernicious issue plaguing the world of neural networks and machine learning that not only strengthens existing biases and racist thinking, but also worsens the effects of racist behavior towards communities of color everywhere. And when it’s coupled with the existing racism in the medical world , it can be a recipe for disaster. That’s what’s so concerning about a new study published in The Lancet last week by a team of researchers from MIT and Harvard Medical School, which created an AI that could accurately identify a patient’s self-reported race based on medical images like X-rays alone. As if that wasn’t creepy enough, the researchers behind the model don’t know how it’s reaching its conclusions. “ Marzyeh Ghassemi, … [Read more...] about This Bot Can Accurately Predict Your Race Using an X-Ray. Scientists Have No Idea How It Works.
CHISINAU, Moldova—It took three days for two 24-year-old friends, photographer Mikhail and tech worker Dmitry, to make the grueling journey across a 16-kilometer-long traffic lineup between Russia and Georgia. The two men, who only wanted to be identified by their first names for fear of retribution, are among the 261,000 who fled the country after Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered a “partial” war mobilization last week—a decree that is set to send hundreds of thousands of young Russian men to fight in Ukraine . Mikhail and Dmitry bought plane tickets from Moscow to the city of Mineral Waters in Russia’s Caucasus region on Thursday, just hours after the mobilization announcement. They then drove to the city of Vladikavkaz, where they said they were forced to leave their car behind after being stopped by a police officer. From there, they walked and hitchhiked their way across the Russian border to Georgia. Their exodus was the “most horrific time of life,” Mikhail … [Read more...] about Mayhem at Russian Border as Thousands Flee Putin’s Draft
The Colorado Rockies have been eliminated from postseason contention this season, but their opponent on Friday night has not. Colorado faces the San Diego Padres to begin the final series of the year between these two teams, with the Padres having everything to play for in the National League Wild Card race still. However, the Rockies have held the upper hand in the season series between these NL West foes and will look to keep it that way starting with Friday’s season opener. San Diego Padres Preview: Fighting For A Wild Card Spot It has been an up-and-down season, to say the least, for the San Diego Padres. With Fernando Tatis Jr. not seeing the field, Manny Machado having an incredible year, and the Padres trading for Juan Soto, there have been massive ups and downs for a team that entered the year with high expectations. Despite all of the turbulence they have experienced, though, the Padres enter this weekend holding the second Wild Card spot in the National League … [Read more...] about San Diego Padres at Colorado Rockies MLB Odds and Predictions for September 23, 2022
A crane collapsed, crushed six cars and killed four people at Seattle’s Google campus construction site Saturday afternoon. The King County Medical Examiner’s Office is expected to release names of those who died Monday, The Associated Press reported. Among those pronounced dead were two people in separate cars and two iron workers. Four people were also injured . One person was treated at the scene while three others were taken to a medical center for injuries that were not life-threatening. A mother and her 4-month-old baby were discharged Saturday, according to the AP. Esther Nelson, a biotech research assistant, said she saw the crane fall and said it likely dropped about eight to nine stories, the Seattle Times reported. (RELATED: Multiple People Dead in 28-Vehicle Crash, Truck Driver Charged) “Half of it was flying down sideways on the building,” Nelson said, according to the Seattle Times. “The other half fell down on the street, crossing both lanes of … [Read more...] about Seattle Crane Working On New Google Campus Crushes Cars, Kills 4
Scouted selects products independently. If you purchase something from our posts, we may earn a small commission. Originally designed as a sleep tracker, ŌURA Ring has evolved its innovative design over the years to monitor a broader scope of health and wellness arenas to include dedicated fitness features like workout heart rate monitoring, along with overnight blood oxygen sensing, period prediction functionality, and so much more. The Gen3 Horizon Ring is already available in a slew of aesthetically-pleasing finishes and shades, including silver, gold, stealth, and black, but today ŌURA launched its most luxe finish yet: rose gold . The new style was released in response to both increased market demand and countless ŌURA customer requests. If you’re unfamiliar with the ŌURA rings’ technology, allow me to further explain. Unlike other wrist wearables like the FitBit and Apple Watch, the ŌURA Ring is worn on your finger, which not only offers a more sleek and discreet … [Read more...] about ŌURA Ring Just Dropped Its Most Luxe Health Wearable Yet
Between 1957 and 1968, scientists decided to try their hand at creating new minerals that could act as very effective conductors of electricity. They “invented” a pair: heideite and brezinaite. After a few years, the same minerals unexpectedly started showing up in fragments of meteorites that had landed on Earth. As it turns out, these weren’t materials that had to be invented—though how they were able to form outside the lab remained a mystery to scientists. Now, six decades later, a Venezuelan researcher is trying to connect the dots between the minerals those scientists made in labs and the same minerals that came crashing to Earth from space. Maybe, just maybe, those superconducting minerals that came from space are also artificial, B.P. Embaid, a physicist at Central University of Venezuela, hypothesized in a study —not yet peer-reviewed—that appeared online on Sept. 13. And if that’s the case, the minerals could be evidence of extraterrestrial technology— … [Read more...] about Is Earth Being Pummeled by Derelict Alien Spacecraft?