For the most part, the focus of contemporary emergency management has been on natural, technological and human-made hazards such as flooding, earthquakes, tornadoes, industrial accidents, extreme weather events and cyber attacks. However, with the increase in the availability and capabilities of artificial intelligence, we may soon see emerging public safety hazards related to these technologies that we […]
$318-million Connected Minds initiative to bring equity and inclusion to murky waters of AI April 28, 2023 A massive seven-year interdisciplinary research initiative led by York University – backed by substantial federal research funding — is setting out to tame the unruly world of AI and other disruptive technologies, so humans can benefit equitably from […]
While new technologies offer obvious benefits to humanity, concerns over who gets left behind as our world transforms need to be addressed, researchers warn
Innovative York University conference to focus on how interdisciplinary collaborations can help shape a more just, equitable, healthy and sustainable future
York University study highlights how deep-network models take potentially dangerous ‘shortcuts’ in solving complex recognition tasks TORONTO, Sept. 16, 2022 – Deep convolutional neural networks (DCNNs) don’t see objects the way humans do – using configural shape perception – and that could be dangerous in real-world AI applications, says Professor James Elder, co-author of a […]
Lower-to-middle-income countries still struggle with high unemployment rates after COVID-19 lockdowns and economic restrictions, unlike higher-income countries such as Canada, finds a new study led by York University with the University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg.
Artificial Intelligence (AI) can help tackle inequities that contribute to a higher risk of the most vulnerable contracting and dying of COVID-19, but York University researchers say the right data is crucial for that to happen.