Articles for Artificial intelligence

An “ethical pledge” would commit scientists to think more deeply about possible applications of their work

Published in: Artificial intelligence

by Pisana Ferrari - cApStAn Ambassador to the Global Village   Mathematicians, computer engineers and scientists in related fields should take a Hippocratic oath to protect the public from powerful new technologies, says leading reseracher Hannah Fry, Associate Professor in The Mathematics of Cities, at University College London. (1) The case ...

Could post-edited machine translation lead to an impoverishment of the target language?

by Pisana Ferrari – cApStAn Ambassador to the Global Village   Prof. Antonio Toral, from the University of Groningen, has recently published a study comparing unaided human translation (HT) to post-edited machine translation, (PEMT). (1) Whilst aknowledging that PE is very useful in terms of productivity, Toral flags a potential ...

Should Wikipedia consider banning machine translations on its platform if there is no human supervision?

by Pisana Ferrari - cApStAn Ambassador to the Global Village   Content translation tools on Wikipedia allow editors to generate a preview of a new article based on an automated translation from another edition. Used correctly, these tools can save valuable time for editors, in particular those building out understaffed ...

Working at the intersection of linguistics and artificial intelligence to advance machine translation performance

by Pisana Ferrari – cApStAn Ambassador to the Global Village   Chris Callison-Burch --associate professor in Computer and Information Science, University of Pennsylvania -- has in past years developed novel cost- and time-saving methods to translate languages, including crowdsourcing and images. In this recent interview for "Medium" he shares a ...

Artificial intelligence may be negatively affecting the diversity of cultural expression

by Pisana Ferrari - cApStAn Ambassador to the Global Village   Artificial intelligence (AI) may be negatively affecting the diversity of cultural expression, warns a recent report written by Octavio Kulesz for the UNESCO's Intergovernmental Committee for the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expression. (1) In international forums, ...