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UK report urges action to combat AI bias

The need for diverse development teams and truly representational data-sets to avoid biases being baked into AI algorithms is one of the core recommendations in a lengthy Lords committee report looking into the economic, ethical and social implications of artificial intelligence, and published today by the upper House of the UK parliament. “The main ways to address these kinds of biases are to ensure that developers are drawn from diverse gender, ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds, and are aware of, and adhere to, ethical codes of conduct,” the committee writes, chiming with plenty of extant commentary around algorithmic accountability. “It is essential that ethics take centre stage in AI’s development and use,” adds committee chairman, Lord Clement-Jones, in a statement. “The UK has a ...

House Committee will block leakages in Lagos 2018 budget – Chairman

The Lagos State House of Assembly Committee on Appropriation on Tuesday said  it would scrutinise the state’s 2018 budget and block leakages. The Chairman of the Committee, Mr Gbolahan Yishawu (APC- Eti-Osa II), told newsmen in Lagos that the lawmakers would ensure judicious allocation of resources for the growth and development of the state. ““Traditionally, the House of Assembly will scrutinise the budget. We are going to ensure that we go deep. Every step we have taken is for the people of Lagos. ““We will ensure that the money for the people of the state is judiciously and strictly applied for development purposes. “”We will weed out any devil in the system who may want to outsmart the government or be fraudulent,’’ he said. The chairman said that the committee wou...