The Verge – New research out of MIT’s Media Lab is underscoring what other experts have reported or at least suspected before: facial recognition technology is subject to biases based on the data sets provided and the conditions in which algorithms are created.
The New York Times – The Trump administration moved to repeal one of the last unchallenged climate-change regulations rushed into place in the waning days of the Obama presidency — a rule restricting the release of planet-warming methane into the atmosphere.
Reuters – Auto manufacturers, technology companies, road safety advocates and policy makers will attend a March 1 conference over potential government actions that could speed the rollout of autonomous cars, the U.S. Transportation Department said on Friday.
The Hill – The budget will include nearly $17 billion for the opioid epidemic that’s killing more Americans per year than car accidents. The Department of Health and Human Services will specifically receive a large chunk of those dollars.
AL.com – The Alabama Attorney General filed a brief arguing that a federal judge's order to excavate a coal ash pond in Tennessee "usurps States' authority to regulate groundwaters," and could cause rate increases to customers in Alabama and other states.