Satellite internet war and AI bias detection
What is about to happen: Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos are about to lock horns again. Last month, the US Federal Communications Commission approved the final aspects of Project Kuiper, Amazon’s effort to provide high-speed internet access from space. In May, the company will test its satellites in an attempt to take on SpaceX’s own venture, Starlink, and tap into a very potential market.
The chase: The main difference is that Starlink is up and running for years, while Amazon doesn’t plan to start offering Kuiper services until 2024, giving SpaceX a significant head start. Also, none of the rockets Amazon has bought to go have not been sent to space. Read full story.
These new tools let you see for yourself how biased AI image models are
News: A new set of interactive online tools allows anyone to check for biases in three popular AI imaging models: DALL-E 2 and two recent versions of Stable Diffuse. The tools, built by researchers at AI startup Hugging Face and the University of Leipzig, are detailed in a non-peer-reviewed paper.
Why is it important: It is well known that AI imaging models tend to amplify harmful biases and stereotypes. For example, researchers found that DALL-E 2 produces 97% of white men when prompted like “CEO” or “director.” Now, people don’t just listen to experts: they can use these tools to look at problems for themselves. Read full story.