Law Enforcement Shouldn’t Rely Entirely on A.I. to Decide Whether to Detain Suspects, Report Says

Law enforcement shouldn’t base their decisions to detain suspects or extend prison terms entirely on artificial intelligence because its flaws and biases. A report published Friday by Partnership on AI (PAI), formed by tech giants like Amazon, Google, and Facebook along with advocacy groups like the American Civil Liberties Union, is intended a sound a […]

Eye on A.I.— Why Video Games Are Key to Better A.I.

Artificial intelligence demolished the best professional e-sports team in the strategy video game Dota 2, highlighting how technology is better than humans at a growing list of complex tasks. The competition, if you can call it that, took place in San Francisco on Saturday. The point was to showcase the potential of deep learning, a […]

Eye on A.I.— Why You Should Be Concerned About China’s Gains in Artificial Intelligence

Chinese tech giants Baidu, Alibaba, and Tencent are rapidly improving their artificial intelligence, challenging current U.S. tech leaders like Google and Amazon. China’s so-called BAT companies, as New York University business professor and futurist Amy Webb calls them in her latest book, The Big Nine, get a big boost from their government’s funding and tech-friendly […]

Equifax, FICO Partner to Sell New Credit Report Services and Consumer Data to Banks

Credit reporting agency Equifax and Fair Isaac, which created and manages the FICO credit score, are announcing that they will partner to sell each other’s services to banks, according to the Wall Street Journal. The two companies plan to eventually offer a complete system, according to a joint press release, that would allow financial services […]

Data Sheet—Intel’s A.I. Plan Vs. Donald Trump’s

This is the web version of Data Sheet, Fortune’s daily newsletter on the top tech news. To get it delivered daily to your in-box, sign up here. A month ago Donald Trump issued an executive order designed to maintain America’s greatness on artificial intelligence. I reviewed it unfavorably for its lack of specifics, absence of […]

OpenTable Restaurant Data Becomes New Battleground in Race Against Competitors

OpenTable is moving to make it more difficult for restaurants to share data with competitors, according to a new report. In new rules OpenTable is implementing on Friday, the company is preventing restaurants from sharing data they obtained through its service with other companies, The Wall Street Journal is reporting after obtaining a copy of […]

How Self-Driving Cars Can Help Make Cities Better

Driverless cars promise to reshape cities beyond just easing traffic congestion. These futuristic vehicles generate vast amounts of data that officials hope to use to fill potholes more quickly, replace parking lots with parks, and create traffic lanes for buses and first responders. Data generated from self-driving cars will provide cities with “a more granular […]