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Computers that learn for themselves are with us now. As they become more common in ‘high-stakes’ applications like robotic surgery, terrorism detection and driverless cars, researchers ask what can be done to make sure we can  trust them. There would always be a first death in a driverless car and it happened in May 2016. …

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 an open letter to the United Nations have put it, autonomous weapons ‘can be weapons of terror, weapons that …

Microsoft Build 2019 | Designing AI Responsibly Session ID: BRK2003   Designing AI to be trustworthy requires creating solutions that reflect ethical principles that are deeply rooted in important and timeless values: Fairness, Reliability & Safety, Privacy & Security, Inclusiveness, Transparency and Accountability. But how can you make sure your AI system reflects those values? …

What is it like to be a cow? Researchers such as Jeremy Bailenson, the director of the Virtual Human Interaction Lab in California, believe they can help you find out. A few years ago, Bailenson and his colleagues at Stanford University created a simulation of a slaughterhouse. In a series of experiments, Bailenson invited people …

Within the lifetimes of most children alive today, bioenhancement is likely to become a basic feature of human society. Personalised pharmaceuticals will enable us to modify our bodies and minds in powerful and precise ways, with far fewer side-effects than modern drugs. New brain-machine interfaces will improve our memory and cognition, extend our senses, and …

With Artificial Intelligence (AI) increasingly intertwining with human lives, it is also becoming increasingly important to address the ethical aspect of the use of this technology. As we know, human ethics is incredibly subjective and inconsistent. This makes it difficult to embed into some sort of code which AI could follow. In their paper, World …

Google I/O 2019 | Writing the Playbook for Fair & Ethical Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning Learn from Googlers who are working to ensure that a robust framework for ethical AI principles are in place, and that Google’s products do not amplify or propagate unfair bias, stereotyping, or prejudice. Hear about the research they are …

While there is a wide expanse of applications artificial intelligence (AI) brings to the table, some are still concerned about how the technology can be an equally powerful tool to cause harm. In line with this, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Society Standards and Activities Board proposed some standards for the use …

As over-hyped as artificial intelligence is—everyone’s talking about it, few fully understand it, it might leave us all unemployed but also solve all the world’s problems—its list of accomplishments is growing. AI can now write realistic-sounding text, give debating champs a run for their money, diagnose illnesses, and generate fake human faces—among much more. After training …

WHAT IS AI? From SIRI to self-driving cars, artificial intelligence (AI) is progressing rapidly. While science fiction often portrays AI as robots with human-like characteristics, AI can encompass anything from Google’s search algorithms to IBM’s Watson to autonomous weapons. Artificial intelligence today is properly known as narrow AI (or weak AI), in that it is designed …