Researchers criticise AI software that predicts emotions

A prominent group of researchers alarmed by the harmful social effects of artificial intelligence called for a ban on automated analysis of facial expressions in hiring and other major decisions. The AI Now Institute at New York University said action against such software-driven “affect recognition” was its top priority because[…]

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Brazil’s Bolsonaro sends army to fight Amazon fires

Following a global chorus of concern and condemnation, Brazil’s far-right President Jair Bolsonaro has pledged to mobilise the army to help combat fires that have been ravaging large parts of the Amazon rainforest, while his administration launched a diplomatic charm offensive to try to mend bridges overseas. The fires in[…]

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10 dead in Colombian plane crash

The bodies of 10 people killed aboard a Colombian plane that crashed in the Amazon jungle were recovered Sunday, officials said. A Colombian Air Force helicopter took the bodies to the town of Araracuara, where the aircraft had taken off the day before for Florence, capital of the southwestern department[…]

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