Safe and Ethical Artificial Intelligence

Monday, July 23, 2018 - 17:14
killer tank

"We would really like to ensure that the overall impact of the technology is positive and not leading to a terrible arms race, or a dystopian future with robots flying around killing everybody."
— Anthony Aguirre, UC-Santa Cruz

Tuesday, July 17, 2018 - 13:44
old register

Get answers to some of the biggest questions about cryptocurrencies, distributed ledgers, and the intersection with open source.

Friday, July 13, 2018 - 11:04
MIT Norman

Envision Norman and Alexa hooking up. Both AI’s are representative of the people who made them, the human data that they consume and a built-in need to learn. So whose cultural values and norms would be more persuasive?

Thursday, July 12, 2018 - 10:46

Inspired by how bees make collective decisions, researchers are exploring how crowdsourcing techniques may help intelligence analysts produce the best-reasoned analysis from the available data.

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 - 08:29

The collection of voiceprints on a massive scale by government departments is troubling. But potentially just as problematic is the rise of smart speakers and other devices that work through spoken commands. By definition, these listen all the time to what people say.

Tuesday, July 10, 2018 - 11:13
Robots and human rights

Computational technologies are deeply implicated in the unequal power relationships between individual citizens, the state and its agencies, and private corporations. If unhinged from effective national and international systems of checks and balances, they pose a real and worrying threat to our human rights.

Monday, July 9, 2018 - 15:52
Walking robot

Will automation, AI and robotics mean a jobless future, or will their productivity free us to innovate and explore? Is the impact of new technologies to be feared, or a chance to rethink the structure of our working lives and ensure a fairer future for all?

Wednesday, June 27, 2018 - 12:17
Crowd Thinking

When making tough decisions, humans have long sought advice from a higher power.

Combining the opinions of large numbers of people – experts and non-experts alike – can provide decision support for arbitrary problems.

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 - 12:26

To be responsible over how it develops and deploys AI, Google needs to move beyond the current tentative language about encouraging architectures of privacy and ensuring “appropriate human direction and control” without explaining who decides what is appropriate and on what basis. It needs to embed human rights into the design of AI and incorporate safeguards such as human rights impact assessments and independent oversight and review processes into the principles.

Thursday, June 14, 2018 - 13:39
watching eye

Our eyes often betray our intentions. Think of poker players hiding their “tells” behind sunglasses or goalkeepers monitoring the gaze of the striker to predict where they’ll shoot.

Eye trackers use an infra-red camera and infra-red LEDs to estimate where the user is looking on the screen.