Safe and Ethical Artificial Intelligence

Wednesday, June 26, 2019 - 21:36

To create more general and trustworthy AI, we might need to take a radical step backward: to design our machines to learn more like babies, instead of training them specifically for success against particular benchmarks.

Friday, April 26, 2019 - 12:35
Watching eye

Artificial intelligence systems can – if properly used – help make government more effective and responsive, improving the lives of citizens. Improperly used, however, the dystopian visions of George Orwell’s “1984” become more realistic

Friday, April 26, 2019 - 10:59
Yoshua Bengio

A pioneer in the field of artificial intelligence warned that "dangers of abuse" of AI "are very real."

Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 18:21
AI can hate you
Robots are capable of forming prejudices much like humans. No human input is required.
Tuesday, February 5, 2019 - 09:13
Future AI

The next decade or so represents a critical period. There is an opportunity to create safe and efficient AGI systems that can have far reaching benefits to society and humanity.

Monday, February 4, 2019 - 10:37
Robot at work

That robots can ‘do backflips’ is an impressive feat. At first glance, the backflip seems like the peak of physical performance: so few people can do one of these! On the other hand, catching a set of oddly shaped keys, thrown without warning, splayed in an awkward shape, flying across a myriad of backgrounds – maybe in the rain at night by a drunken friend with poor coordination – is a task that almost any adult human could do but that few, if any, robots could complete.

Thursday, January 10, 2019 - 14:54

Quantum computers store data in “qubits”, which can take on many different states. Every extra qubit added to the system doubles its computing power. This means that quantum computers can process huge amounts of data in parallel (at the same time).

Friday, December 14, 2018 - 11:09
Global Brain

Technology has no ethics – that’s simply our responsibility. But should we leave the job to science and business? Definitely not! Scientists are driven by curiosity, which is what makes them able to expand the limits of the possible. And business craves progress because that leads to maximum productivity and profit. We can’t really blame them: Thinking about the future in terms of human benefit is not really part of their job descriptions.

Friday, December 7, 2018 - 12:46
Girl with robot

As AI spreads in society, there is an impact. It’s up to us to choose how things play out. The future is in our hands.

Thursday, November 8, 2018 - 10:40

In the decades ahead, humans will face difficult decisions about how much judgment is best handed over to machines.