Tag: disability

The DOJ is investigating an AI tool that could be hurting families in Pennsylvania

Over the past seven years, Allegheny County Department of Human Services workers have frequently employed an AI predictive risk modeling program to aid in assessing children’s risk factors for being placed into the greater Pittsburgh area’s foster care system. In recent months, however, the underlying algorithms behind the Allegheny Family Screening Tool (AFST) have received […]

Do we want Alexa mimicking anyone’s voice? Yes, and no.

The line between synthetic voices and real ones has been blurring for years. We regularly hear computer-generated reps on customer service lines or reading articles aloud to us online. UK company Sonantic famously cloned Val Kilmer’s voice after surgery for throat cancer left him unable to speak, which the public first heard in the documentary […]