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AI Now 2018 Report

Read our report on the state of AI

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Building on AI Now’s 2016 and 2017 reports, this year’s report contends with the central problem of accountability in AI, and provides 10 practical recommendations that can help create frameworks capable of governing these powerful technologies.

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Gender, Race and Power

Outlining a New AI Research Agenda

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The AI Now Institute is engaged in a research program on gender, race, and power in AI. In light of the growing movement working to combat inequality and abuse of power in tech and beyond, we published a preview of our initial findings.

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Videos from the AI Now 2018 Symposium

Ethics, Organizing and Accountability

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Videos from the AI Now 2018 Symposium on Ethics, Organizing, and Accountability are now live on our website and YouTube channel. Watch and share!

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AI IN 2018

A YEAR IN REVIEW

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Read opening remarks from our Symposium on Ethics, Organizing, and Accountability, by AI Now Institute co-founders Kate Crawford and Meredith Whittaker.

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Call for Postdoctoral Researchers

Apply by November 27, 2018

AI Now is hiring postdoctoral researchers whose work resonates with the Institute's mission. We welcome applications across a range of interests and disciplines.

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Algorithmic Accountability Toolkit

For advocates interested in understanding government use of algorithmic systems

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The toolkit includes a breakdown of key concepts and questions, an overview of existing research, summaries of algorithmic systems currently used in government, and guidances on advocacy strategies to identify and interrogate the use of these systems.

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Litigating Algorithms

Challenging Government Use of Algorithmic Decision Systems

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AI Now teamed up with NYU Law’s Center on Race, Inequality and the Law and the Electronic Frontier Foundation to conduct a deep examination of current United States courtroom litigation where the use of algorithms by government was central to the rights and liberties at issue in the case.

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AI Now 2018 Symposium

Tuesday, October 16 at 6pm at NYU’s Skirball Center

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This year’s program will address the intersection of AI, ethics, organizing, and accountability – with speakers including Philip Alston, Sherrilyn Ifill, Lucy Suchman, Virginia Eubanks, Kevin De Liban, Vincent Southerland, Timnit Gebru, Nicole Ozer, and Marisa Franco.

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Quartz: California just replaced cash bail with algorithms

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Policy director Rashida Richardson weighs in on California's new law, warning about the risk of biases baked into algorithmic decision making.

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Curbed: One of New York City’s most urgent design challenges is invisible

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Policy director Rashida Richardson discusses the letter sent to Bill de Blasio and the Automated Decision Systems Task Force cosigned by AI Now.

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Letter to the FTC on protecting consumer rights

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We submitted comments to the FTC to recommend they use their authority to protect consumer rights. As AI technology increasingly makes decisions that impact our lives, it’s important that the FTC takes an active role.

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Letter to the NYC ADS Task Force

Recommendations from NYC Advocates

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Figuring out how to make government of Automated Decisions fair and equitable must involve community voices. Rashida Richardson joins other NYC advocates in sharing their recommendations to the NYC ADS Task Force.

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ACLU Podcast: How to fight an algorithm

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Cofounder Meredith Whittaker appears on the ACLU’s “At Liberty” podcast to discuss regulating algorithms and emerging threats to our civil liberties.

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NBC: Facial recognition gives police a powerful new tracking tool. It's also raising alarms.

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Policy director Rashida Richardson discusses ethical and technical concerns around law enforcement use of facial recognition technology.

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You and AI – Machine learning, bias and implications for inequality

Kate Crawford's Royal Society address

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Cofounder Kate Crawford delivers a keynote address at the Royal Society in London as part of the "You and AI" series.

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The New Age of Innovation: Government's Role in Artificial Intelligence

Politico panel

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Policy director Rashida Richardson discusses regulation of AI and its use in government on a panel alongside two members of congress and the head of the IT Industry Council.

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JOIN OUR TEAM

AI Now is hiring

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We’re hiring 2 full-time team members to help us conduct fundamental research.

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Join Our Team

AI Now is hiring a Program Associate

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We're looking for a standout Program Associate with a high level of drive and passion to learn and grow. If you’re super organized, action-oriented, systematic, and adaptable, with an EQ that is off the charts, we want to hear from you.

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Nature: Bias detectives - the researchers striving to make algorithms fair

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Cofounder Kate Crawford discusses issues of bias, oversight, and accountability in algorithmic decision making.

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NYU Area Leads

Announcing our Area Leads at NYU

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We’re delighted and honored to be working with these esteemed experts across the NYU community to build our robust and dynamic interdisciplinary research agenda.

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CNBC: Silicon Valley is stumped - Even AI cannot always remove bias from hiring

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Cofounder Meredith Whittaker raises concerns about AI products used in sourcing and hiring employees, questions their claims to "remove bias" from hiring, and calls for increased oversight and accountability.

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Wall Street Journal: If Machines Take Over, Who Will Be in Charge?

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Cofounder Kate Crawford spoke at the Wall Street Journal's 'Future of Everything' festival.

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Expanding our team at AI Now

Welcoming our new Director of Policy Research

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Our team is growing! We are thrilled to announce that Rashida Richardson will join AI Now as the Director of Policy Research. We wanted to formally introduce Rashida along with some of the other new members of our team, and share a bit about what they will be working on.

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Algorithmic Impact Assessments Report

New report offering a practical framework for AI accountability in public agencies

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Following our recommendations to the NYC Algorithmic Accountability task force, the AIA report provides a framework to help public agencies and the people they serve monitor and understand AI and algorithmic decision-making systems. This is an important step toward ensuring that the use of automated decision-making is fair, just, and as transparent as possible.

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Quartz: AI Experts Want Government Algorithms to Be Studied Like Environmental Hazards

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AI Now's Algorithmic Impact Assessment (AIA) framework gives lawmakers a way to evaluate the effect of algorithmic decision-making in government.

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Wired: How Coders Are Fighting Bias in Facial Recognition Software

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Cofounder Meredith Whittaker weighs in on the industry's efforts to address bias in facial recognition tools.

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Artist Fellows

Welcoming our first AI Now Artist Fellows

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We're thrilled to announce that the increadible Heather Dewey-Hagborg and Trevor Paglen will be our first ever AI Now Artist Fellows.

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Postdoctoral Researchers

The AI Now Institute announces its inaugural cohort of postdoctoral researchers

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We are excited to announce our inaugural cohort of Postdoctoral Researchers, who will be joining us in September.

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Fast Company: When Will Americans Be Angry Enough To Demand Honesty About Algorithms?

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Fast Company draws parallels to the environmental disasters that led to the creation of environmental impact statements in covering AI Now's Algorithmic Impact Assessment framework.

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Algorithmic Impact Assessments

AI Now’s initial recommendations for automation accountability in NYC

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We published our first set of recommendations for the New York City task force on automated decision systems, which will address the impact of algorithmic systems used by NYC public agencies.

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NYC Algorithmic Accountability

A letter to Mayor DeBlasio

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AI Now applauds the new effort by NYC to address the impact of algorithms on real people — and joins others in recommending a path forward.

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The Verge: ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE IS GOING TO SUPERCHARGE SURVEILLANCE

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Cofounder Meredith Whittaker discusses the dangers of AI-powered surveillance and law enforcemenet tools, and the structural injustices that could lead to selective application.

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The Trouble with Bias

Kate Crawford's keynote address at NIPS

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Cofounder Kate Crawford delivers a keynote address at NIPS 2017, highlighting issues with bias across the field of AI.

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Wired: ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE SEEKS AN ETHICAL CONSCIENCE

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Wired covers cofounder Kate Crawford's keynote address at the NIPS conference.

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NPR: Studying Artificial Intelligence At New York University

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NPR interviews cofounder Kate Crawford about the launch of the AI Now Institute at NYU.

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Official Launch

The AI Now Institute launches at New York University with key advisors

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We are thrilled to announce our official launch at NYU as the first University-based research institute focused on the social implications of AI. We are also delighted to introduce our exceptional Advisory Board and Academic Council.

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Quartz: The field of AI research is about to get way bigger than code

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Cofounders Kate Crawford and Meredith Whittaker spoke to Quartz about the official launch of the AI Now Institute at NYU.

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AI Now 2017 Report

With key recommendations for the field of artificial intelligence

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With support from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, the AI Now Institute is happy to release our 2nd annual report, outlining the state of current research, what's at stake, and a set of key recommendations for the field.

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Wired: AI experts want to end 'black box' algorithms in government

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In their 2017 report, AI Now became the first major research organization to publicly call for an end to 'black box' algorithms in core public agencies - such as those responsible for criminal justice, healthcare, welfare and education.

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Postdoctoral Researchers

Now accepting applications for our 2018-2020 class

AI Now is looking for several exceptional postdoctoral researchers whose work resonates with the Institute's mission. All disciplines encouraged to apply.

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