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Artificial Intelligence (AI) today is a reality, and Big Data is its fuel. There is no AI without Big Data. And there is no Big Data without people, generating it every single minute of every single day. As the existence of humans and machines are starting to merge, it is imperative to consider how to …

Down goes HotBot 4b into the volcano. The year is 2050 or 2150, and artificial intelligence has advanced sufficiently that such robots can be built with human-grade intelligence, creativity and desires. HotBot will now perish on this scientific mission. Does it have rights? In commanding it to go down, have we done something morally wrong? …

Like it or loathe it, the robot revolution is now well underway and the futures described by writers such as Isaac Asimov, Frederik Pohl and Philip K. Dick are fast turning from science fiction into science fact. But should robots have rights? And will humanity ever reach a point where human and machine are treated …

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 …