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Leena Kamath's Blog Posts Tagged 'learning' (2)

Is AI a dude or a dudette?

The gender of artificial intelligence

By Tyler Schnoebelen,

 

There’s Apple’s Siri, Microsoft’s Cortana, Amazon’s Alexa, and Nuance’s Nina. Sure, Facebook has “M”, Google has “Google Now”, and Siri’s voice isn’t always that of a woman. But it does feel worth noting that (typically male-dominated) engineering groups routinely give women’s names to the things you issue commands to. Is artificial…

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Added by Leena Kamath on July 14, 2016 at 9:21am — 1 Comment

Self-driving cars in cornfields

By Tyler Schnoebelen, June 21, 2016.

You can turn right on red in Iowa. Except not where I was last night, from Washington Street on to Linn, which I only realized as I read the “no right on red” sign mid-turn. You’re definitely not supposed to turn left on red, which is what I did a few blocks earlier going from Iowa St. to Clinton. I have no excuse except—I’m not kidding—my mind was preoccupied by thoughts about self-driving…

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Added by Leena Kamath on June 22, 2016 at 11:30am — No Comments

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