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U.S. Civil Rights Enforcers Warn Employers Against Biased AI | Technology News
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U.S. Civil Rights Enforcers Warn Employers Against Biased AI | Technology News

By MATT O'BRIEN, AP Technology WriterThe federal government said Thursday that artificial intelligence technology to screen new job candidates or monitor worker productivity can unfairly discriminate against people with disabilities, sending a warning to employers that the commonly used hiring tools could violate civil rights laws.The U.S. Justice Department and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission jointly issued guidance to employers to take care before using popular algorithmic tools meant to streamline the work of evaluating employees and job prospects — but which could also potentially run afoul of the Americans with Disabilities Act.“We are sounding an alarm regarding the dangers tied to blind reliance on AI and other technologies that we are seeing increasingly used by employe...
Google Gets More Multilingual, but Will It Get the Nuance? | Technology News
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Google Gets More Multilingual, but Will It Get the Nuance? | Technology News

By FRANKLIN BRICEÑO and MATT O'BRIEN, Associated PressLIMA, Peru (AP) — About 10 million people speak Quechua, but trying to automatically translate emails and text messages into the most widely spoken Indigenous language family in the Americas was long all but impossible.That changed on Wednesday, when Google added Quechua and a variety of other languages to its digital translation service.The internet giant says new artificial intelligence technology is enabling it to vastly expand Google Translate’s repertoire of the world’s languages. It added 24 of them this week, including Quechua and other Indigenous South American languages such as Guarani and Aymara. It is also adding a number of widely spoken African and South Asian languages that have long been missing from popular tech products...