AI is an immense opportunity for humankind and many organizations. Having a clear AI governance framework based on clear principles will ensure that AI is used responsibly and optimally for an organization. Over the last few years, responsible AI has gone from a niche concept to a constant headline. Responsible, trustworthy AI is the subject …

This past June, the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced a probe into Tesla’s autopilot software. Data gathered from 16 crashes raised concerns over the possibility that Tesla’s AI may be programmed to quit when a crash is imminent. This way, the car’s driver, not the manufacturer, would be legally liable at the moment …

Autonomous weapons – killer robots that can attack without a human operator – are dangerous tools. There is no doubt about this fact. As tech entrepreneurs such as Elon Musk, Mustafa Suleyman and other signatories to a recent open letter to the United Nations have put it, autonomous weapons ‘can be weapons of terror, weapons …

 Artificial neural networks were created to imitate processes in our brains, and in many respects – such as performing the quick, complex calculations necessary to win strategic games such as chess and Go – they’ve already surpassed us. But if you’ve ever clicked through a CAPTCHA test online to prove you’re human, you know …

“Clearbuds,” a new kind of wireless earbud, enhance a speaker’s voice and reduce background noise, researchers report. Clearbuds use a microphone system and one of the first machine-learning systems to operate in real time and run on a smartphone. Researchers were inspired to do the work as meetings shifted online during the COVID-19 lockdown and …

Robots are featuring more and more in our daily lives. They can be incredibly useful (bionic limbs, robotic lawnmowers, or robots which deliver meals to people in quarantine), or merely entertaining (robotic dogs, dancing toys, and acrobatic drones). Imagination is perhaps the only limit to what robots will be able to do in the future. …

A picture may be worth a thousand words, but thanks to an artificial intelligence program called DALL-E 2, you can have a professional-looking image with far fewer. DALL-E 2 is a new neural network algorithm that creates a picture from a short phrase or sentence that you provide. The program, which was announced by the …

The EU’s Artificial Intelligence Act aims to regulate AI technologies. Failure to plan could leave some businesses at risk of non-compliance. Proving AI produces measurable value in your sector will be key. The EU strikes again with a new set of regulations that take aim at the use of artificial intelligence (AI) to address the …

Big data analysis has long supported major feats in physics and astronomy. But more recently we’ve seen it underpin breakthroughs in the social sciences and humanities. Since the landmark paper Computational Social Science was published in 2009, a new generation of data analytics tools has given researchers insight into fundamental questions about how we communicate, …

A robot operating with a popular internet-based artificial intelligence system consistently gravitates to men over women, white people over people of color, and jumps to conclusions about peoples’ jobs after a glance at their face. The work is believed to be the first to show that robots loaded with an accepted and widely used model …