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U.S. Federal Trade Commission: Seven Ways to Help Ensure Fair AI Systems

In April, the European Union (EU) and the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) each released regulations aimed at curbing the potential risks of artificial intelligence (AI). While the FTC regulations apply nationally in the U.S., enforcement of the EU regulations is left to EU member states. Both regulations apply to private companies only, though they […]

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Three Major Trends In Artificial Intelligence Regulation

Artificial intelligence (AI) regulations are coming. In March, five of the largest U.S. financial regulators sent banks an information request inquiring about how they are using artificial intelligence. Such a request indicates that the financial sector will soon be facing guidelines around the technology. Additionally, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) released definitions in April […]

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How Institutional Review Boards Can Reduce AI Risks 

Organizations are increasingly adopting artificial intelligence (AI) standards to mitigate risks associated with the technology, such as its propensity for bias. While developing AI standards is necessary, they also need to be upheld in order to be effective. To do so, organizations can consider establishing a body of experts charged with overseeing AI standards and […]

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Four AI Standards Lessons To Consider

When it comes to designing ethical artificial intelligence (AI) systems, developers usually have the best intentions. However, problems often occur when developers fail to follow their intentions, what’s dubbed the “intention-action gap.” To avoid this, a new report from the World Economic Forum and the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University, titled […]

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Four Steps Organizations Can Take To Establish AI Standards

Artificial intelligence (AI) is evolving rapidly. According to multinational professional services company, Accenture, businesses spent $306 billion USD on AI applications over the past three years. Despite the advancement of AI, there are currently no specific ethical regulations around the technology—though some governments, including the European Union, are working to establish them. Meanwhile, many organizations […]

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Can Plants and Humidity Be Harnessed to Generate Electricity?

While the global pandemic has created an uncertain future for renewables, new discoveries are giving researchers hope for a greener tomorrow. According to a pair of recently published studies from Tel Aviv University, two naturally abundant resources—plants and humidity—may revolutionize renewable energy in the future by generating electricity. Can Plants Generate Electricity? One of the […]

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Several States are Embracing Distributed Energy Resources to Achieve Clean Energy Targets

Thanks to decreasing renewable energy prices and progressive policymakers, state-level 100% clean energy targets are becoming more common across the United States. Federal policymakers have proposed legislation that would mandate 50% of national power be green by 2035. The use of distributed energy resources (DERs), clean energy generation, and other technologies on the distribution network […]

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What Is IEEE Standard 1547?

Created in 2003, IEEE Standard 1547™ establishes a technical standard for interconnecting distributed energy resources (DER) with electrical power systems (EPSs). Since Standard 1547 was first created, technology has become more sophisticated and the modern electric grid has experienced increased levels of penetration. Due to the increase in DER interconnection applications, there have been ample […]

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Use Standards Education to Stand Out

Approximately 90% of all households in the United States use wireless services and an estimated $1.1 trillion is spent on wireless communications worldwide. But just three decades ago, none of the wireless technology we know today existed. What started as a simple business need – wireless cash registers – became IEEE 802.11, the international standard […]

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