Apple’s AI Offering Is Nearly Here And Touts Privacy Features. Here’s The Good, Bad & The Ugly
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1w ago
Like many other big tech companies, Apple has officially announced its entrance into the generative AI race. At Apple’s worldwide developer conference, WWDC 2024, the company introduced Apple Intelligence — Apple’s method of weaving AI into the iPhone, iPad and Mac’s operating systems. iOS 18 beta users can’t access Apple’s AI just yet but over the next year, users will be able to let AI rewrite or summarize paragraphs of text, generate images and even let users create custom emoji based on a short prompt, like a dinosaur on a surfboard wearing a tutu. Almost as important as surfing dinosaurs ..read more
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Research: Social Media Algorithms, Uganda’s LGBTQ+ Community Have a Complicated Relationship
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1w ago
A qualitative study by HER Internet reveals how marginalized groups in Uganda are both helped and harmed by AI systems (UGANDA | JULY 16, 2024) -- The algorithms that power social media platforms across Uganda can connect and empower the LGBTQ+ community — but at the same time, they can further marginalize and discriminate against this community, according to new research by HER Internet. HER Internet is a feminist and digital rights organization based in Kampala, Uganda. Their investigation is part ofMozilla’s Africa Mradi research series on the impact of AI in Eastern and Southern Africa ..read more
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When Search Engine’s AI Overviews Are Bad, They’re Really Bad — What’s The Fix?
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2w ago
Advancements in generative AI are moving at a break-neck pace and AI-powered search is one of the newest artificial intelligence trends. ChatGPT hit the scene in November of 2022, and it feels like just yesterday. More recently, we’ve seen search engines like Google and Bing integrate AI overview summaries into their search results pages. Microsoft has offered AI-powered search summaries for a while now, while Google introduced AI overviews for search at its 2024 I/O conference in May. “Were the AI overviews at least useful?” you may wonder. The answer is not very — at least for now. Microsof ..read more
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Nothing About Us, Without Us: Disability Justice and AI
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2w ago
The truth is, I was disabled long before I realized it. I’ve been taking life saving medication since before I could put on my own shoes, and I spent so much time in the emergency department of my local hospital as a kid — alternately struggling to breathe and cradling a sprained joint — that I might as well have taped my posters of R&B singers to the walls. It wasn’t until I had a few silver hairs that I came to understand that the chronic health conditions I’d lived with my whole life — and the ones I’ve developed over time — constituted a disability. That is, they constitute “a physic ..read more
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Creatives in Kenya Embrace AI but Wary of Its Bias
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2w ago
Research by Kenya’s largest creative community — Creative Garage investigates the use and limitations of AI in the industry. Study features perspectives of 130 creatives, AI builders, and intellectual property lawyers (NAIROBI, KENYA | TUESDAY, JULY 9, 2024) — Kenyan creatives are rapidly adopting artificial intelligence and using it to catalyze their creative process, according to research by Kenyan-based, multi-disciplinary arts organization Creatives Garage. Their research is part of Mozilla’s Africa Mradi research series on the impact of AI on communities in Eastern and Southern Africa ..read more
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MozFest House Amsterdam: Celebrating Solidarity & Togetherness
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2w ago
As the curtain falls on another incredible Mozilla Festival, we are filled with gratitude for everyone who attended, both in person and online. Your enthusiasm and participation were the heartbeat of the festival, making it a remarkable gathering of minds and spirits. We extend our heartfelt thanks to all the organizers, speakers, volunteers, and participants who contributed to this year's success. This year’s theme, Solidarity and Togetherness, emphasized the urgency of collective action. Together, we imagined a future full of opportunity and abundance, a future that prioritizes people and ..read more
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From Boardrooms to Borders: How AI Impacts Human Rights
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3w ago
There is so much that has the potential to divide us. Politics. Ethnicity. Ideas. But a close look reveals an important truth: the things that divide us most are the artificial borders we erect, be they ideology, -isms and -obias, or those drawn on a map. Both as a concept and a built reality, artificial intelligence (AI) is poised to further separate us. But it won’t if we reform the ways it’s created and deployed around the world now. As outlined by the United Nations, human rights are those inherent to all people, regardless of their race, gender, sexuality, nationality, ethnicity, langua ..read more
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A Values-First Approach to AI and Product
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Generative AI tools like ChatGPT entered the mainstream less than two years ago, but they’ve already reshaped the online experience. These tools have also introduced the concept of “AI” to the mainstream. While the technology has been around in some forms for decades, never before has it been so visible and accessible to the general public. Almost a third of younger Americans now use ChatGPT at work, according to Pew research, a number that’s increasing. Meanwhile, consumers feel both excited and concerned about the technology. Amid this swift uptake and mixed emotion, however, generative AI ..read more
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The Average Brazilian Still Doesn't Trust AI
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1M ago
What does this mean for technology governance and regulation? Tarcizio Silva is a Senior Fellow with Mozilla. Some of the current hype around AI is overrated — at least that's what the average Brazilian believes and understands, according to survey results published by the Brazil UK Forum that measured perceptions about AI. The average Brazilian seeks caution and responsibility around AI, the survey found. In the context of apparent insecurities about algorithmic decision-making technologies, Brazilians believe that artificial intelligence, broadly defined, is not a relevant part of their liv ..read more
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Common Voice 18 Dataset Release
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Common Voice is delighted to announce that our 18th dataset release is now available for download. As part of our commitment to helping make voice technologies more accessible we release a cost and copyright free dataset of multilingual voice clips and associated text data under a CC0 license. The dataset is a community effort, driven by the voice and text contributors, language activists, technologists, academics and other community members that make up Common Voice. Common Voice 18.0 stats The Common Voice dataset has grown to a staggering 31,841 hours with 20,789 community-validated hours ..read more
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