Next: 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 effort to take on SpaceX’s own company, Starlink, and tap into a potentially very lucrative market.
The catch: The key difference is that Starlink is operational and has been for years, while Amazon doesn’t plan to start offering Kuiper as a service until 2024, giving SpaceX a considerable advantage. Also, none of the rockets that Amazon has bought a ride on have yet reached space. Read the whole story.
These new tools let you see for yourself just how biased AI image models are
The news: A set of new interactive online tools allow people to examine biases in three popular AI imaging models: DALL-E 2 and the two recent versions of Stable Diffusion. The tools, built by researchers at AI startup Hugging Face and the University of Leipzig, are detailed in a non-peer-reviewed paper.
Why it matters: It is well known that AI imaging models tend to amplify harmful biases and stereotypes. For example, the researchers found that DALL-E 2 generated white males 97 percent of the time when given cues such as “CEO” or “director.” Now, people don’t just have to take experts at their word—they can use these tools to see the problem for themselves. Read the whole story.