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Amba Kak creates policy recommendations to address AI concerns

Amba Kak creates policy recommendations to address AI concerns

To give AI-focused women academics and others their well-deserved — and overdue — time in the spotlight, TechCrunch is launching a series of interviews focusing on remarkable women who’ve contributed to the AI revolution. We’ll publish several pieces throughout the year as the AI boom continues, highlighting key work that often goes unrecognized. Read more profiles here. Amba Kak is the executive director of the AI Now Institute, where she helps create policy recommendations to address AI concerns. She was also a senior AI advisor at the Federal Trade Commission and previously worked as a global policy advisor at Mozilla and a legal advisor to India’s telecom regulator on net-netruality. Briefly, how did you get your start in AI? What attracted you to the field? It’s not a straightforward question because “AI” is a term that’s in vogue to describe practices and systems that have been evolving for a long time now; I’ve been working on technology policy for over a decade and in multiple parts of the world and witnessed when everything was about “big data,” and …

London bar recommendations by Liana Oster

London bar recommendations by Liana Oster

You need to start early here and take it slow, but Soho through to Covent Garden is such a lively part of the city. Everything is within walking distance and it covers all bases of bars, leaving room for more suggestions and stops as well.  My choice is Bar Termini (7 Old Compton Street, W1D 5JE, bar-termini-soho.com) to start off, followed by Swift Soho (12 Old Compton Street, W1D 4TQ, barswift.com), Atelier Coupette (9 Moor Street, W1D 5ND, coupette.co.uk), Wacky Wombat (Manette Street, W1D 4AL, @wacky.wombath), Scarfes Bar (Rosewood London, 252 High Holborn, WC1V 7EN, scarfesbar.com), Side Hustle (28 Bow Street, WC2E 7AW, thenomadhotel.com) then Stereo (35 The Piazza,WC2E 8BE, stereocoventgarden.com).  //www.instagram.com/embed.js Source link

Endorsement: The Times’ recommendations for open L.A. County Superior Court judge seats

Endorsement: The Times’ recommendations for open L.A. County Superior Court judge seats

Most Superior Court judges are appointed by the governor when incumbents retire or otherwise leave their judicial offices. But voters are asked to step in every two years for various reasons, such as when judgeships open up in the few months before an election or when a challenger tries to unseat a sitting judge. This year there are 10 Los Angeles County Superior Court offices on the ballot, of which eight are open seats. The Times previously offered its recommendations in the two challenges to incumbent judges. For the vacant seats, we recommend: Office No. 39: Steve Napolitano Of the four people competing for this seat, the best is Manhattan Beach Councilmember Steve Napolitano, an attorney who serves as an administrative law judge for a variety of government agencies and who also represents prison inmates in their parole hearings. Previously, Napolitano served as senior deputy to Los Angeles County Supervisor Don Knabe. His breadth of experience would make him an asset to the Superior Court. Also running are Deputy Dist. Atty. Jacob Lee, Deputy Public …

EU policy recommendations to enhance energy consumption behaviours

EU policy recommendations to enhance energy consumption behaviours

Tiziana Toto and Mariano Votta of Cittadinanzattiva discuss EU policy recommendations emerging from the results of the NUDGE project to optimise energy consumption behaviours. The promotion of new energy consumption behaviour is an obstacle course whose outcome is never a foregone conclusion: even when the strategies adopted succeed in changing a person’s attitude on a certain issue, this change is not always matched by the adoption of new behaviour. Furthermore, even if a strategy is successful in promoting sustainable behaviour in one group of people, it is not certain that the same strategy can be generalised to other groups of people or that it will be effective in the long term. Although the experiments of the NUDGE project, through the pilots carried out in the five countries indicated, for the reasons already described, that they do not provide certain indications regarding the effects of the nudges used in terms of a substantial change in energy consumption behaviour. We feel we must reiterate the importance of continuing to support and implement actions and projects that go …

‘Most recommendations implemented’ from Labour racism review – but author says more could be done | Politics News

‘Most recommendations implemented’ from Labour racism review – but author says more could be done | Politics News

Labour has confirmed most recommendations from a 2022 report into racism in the party have now been implemented – but the report’s author thinks there could still be more to do. Martin Forde KC was the barrister appointed by Sir Keir Starmer to investigate allegations of racism, sexism and bullying within the Labour Party in the wake of its antisemitism crisis under the leadership of Jeremy Corbyn, and his report included recommendations. Labour has now confirmed that 154 of the 165 recommendations have been completed, with 11 considered but not progressed. Sky News has also seen documents provided to Labour’s national executive committee at its November meeting last year, outlining which actions will be taken. Not all the recommendations will be implemented – for example – the use of blind CVs in recruitment. But the document implies the party will offer an extensive programme of “unconscious bias training” and will train members of recruitment panels. Training is also expected to be rolled out to MPs, peers, councillors, and mayors. Mr Forde told Sky News he …

9 inspection reform recommendations from NAHT

9 inspection reform recommendations from NAHT

More from this theme Recent articles Ofsted should temporarily switch to a model of ungraded inspections and boost notice periods for schools as it prepares longer-term reforms in response to Ruth Perry’s death, a leaders’ union has said. The NAHT, which represents tens of thousands of headteachers and other leaders, has published a report on “rethinking school inspection”. It comes as Ofsted is putting the finishing touches to its official response to a report from the coroner in Perry’s inquest, due to be published on Friday. She warned last month that there was a “risk of future deaths if there is only lip service paid to learning from tragedies like this”. Here’s what the NAHT wants to see. 1. Immediate steps required The NAHT report began with some immediate demands – some of which are already happening. These include a review to learn from the Perry case, engagement with unions, training for all inspectors and a phone number for leaders to raise concerns about inspections. Ofsted should also immediately commit to publish all training materials …

London recommendations from The Connaught Bar’s Maura Milia

London recommendations from The Connaught Bar’s Maura Milia

There are so many great bars in London that one bar crawl wouldn’t pay justice to the variety and calibre of our cocktail scene. I would have to pick at least two. One in east, where there are two favourite bars, as previously mentioned, but also Seed Library (100 Shoreditch High Street, E1, seedlibraryshoreditch.com), Happiness Forgets (8-9 Hoxton Square, N1, happinessforgets.com) and Tayēr + Elementary (152 Old Street, EC1, tayer-elementary.com). This is a great itinerary to dive into the most innovative concepts and best local bars of the capital. When in central and west, a bar crawl across the bars of our Maybourne family, from The Connaught (16 Carlos Place, W1, the-connaught.co.uk), to the Painter’s Room at Claridge’s (Brook Street, W1, claridges.co.uk) and the Blue Bar at The Berkeley (Wilton Place, SW1, the-berkeley.co.uk), is a must for top-notch hospitality.  Source link

January 2024 Horoscopes and Book Recommendations

January 2024 Horoscopes and Book Recommendations

This content contains affiliate links. When you buy through these links, we may earn an affiliate commission. Susie (she/her) is a queer writer originally from Little Rock, now living in Washington, DC. She is the author of QUEERLY BELOVED and the forthcoming LOOKING FOR A SIGN from Dial Press/Random House. You can find her on Instagram @susiedoom. View All posts by Susie Dumond Welcome to Book Riot’s January 2024 Horoscopes and Book Recommendations! It’s a brand new year, and I’m delighted to help you face it head-on with a peek at what the month has in store for each sign. I’ve also got a recommendation for a brand new book that, according to the planets, you’re sure to love. If you’ve got an ambitious reading goal for the year, I also recommend checking out the book recommendations for your moon and rising signs. We started and ended 2023 in Mercury retrograde, a period of stress and confusion in communication, technology, and travel. But with Mercury stationing direct on January 1, we can all take a …

Flavrs, a shoppable video app for foodies, launches a new takeout feature and AI-powered recommendations

Flavrs, a shoppable video app for foodies, launches a new takeout feature and AI-powered recommendations

Flavrs, an iOS app that lets foodies discover recipes and and then shop for ingredients, is introducing a new takeout feature and AI-powered recommendation systems thanks to a custom integration with OpenAI. The app features a TikTok-like interface that displays videos from top chefs and creators. If you see a dish that you like, you can buy the ingredients to make it without leaving the app via an integration with Instacart. Founded by YouTube’s former global head of creator marketing Alejandro Oropeza and former Google engineer François Chu, Flavrs launched in September 2022. The startup has raised $7 million in seed funding from Andreessen Horowitz, Wellington Access Ventures and celebrity chefs. With these new changes, Flavrs is moving beyond simply being an app that lets you discover shoppable recipes, to an app that also lets you discover food and then order it. If you come across a video from a restaurant and want to place a takeout order, Flavrs will send you to Uber Eats and other delivery providers to fulfill your order. “Imagine watching …

Likewise debuts Pix, an AI chatbot for entertainment recommendations

Likewise debuts Pix, an AI chatbot for entertainment recommendations

Likewise, the company behind an app that can recommend your next TV binge, movie to watch, podcast to stream, or book to read, is out today with its own entertainment-focused AI companion, Pix. Built using a combination of Likewise’s own customer data and technology from partner OpenAI, Pix can make entertainment recommendations and answer other questions via text message or email, or by communicating with Pix within the Pix mobile app, website, or even by speaking to Pix’s TV app using a voice remote. Founded in 2017 by former Microsoft communications chief Larry Cohen with financial backing from Bill Gates,  the recommendations startup aims to offer an easy way for people to discover new TV shows, movies, books, podcasts, and more, as well as follow other users and make lists of their favorites to share. While today, recommendations are often baked into the streaming services or apps we use to play our entertainment content, Likewise maintains a registered user base of over 6 million, and over 2 million monthly active users. To build Pix, the …