Safe and Ethical Artificial Intelligence

Monday, June 11, 2018 - 13:59
MIT Norman

Researchers at MIT unveiled their latest experiment called Norman, a disturbed image-captioning A.I. obsessed with murder thanks to Reddit (named after the character in Hitchcock’s Psycho.)

Wednesday, June 6, 2018 - 18:06
Nasa Robot

In the US, robot sales are predicted to increase by at least 15% per year between 2017 and 2020. Contrasting that to the human race, with an annual population increase of approximately 1.1%, has led some to predict that the number of robots in the world will surpass the number of humans within 30 years.

Thursday, May 31, 2018 - 12:01

Modern life seems to encourage acceleration for the sake of acceleration – to what end?
While productivity between 1973 and 2016 has increased by 73.7 percent, hourly pay has increased by only 12.5 percent. In other words, productivity has increased at about six times the rate of hourly pay.

Friday, May 25, 2018 - 12:48

“Understanding robots will empower people so they can help to shape them to do good. The public is usually on the receiving end of new technology. Demystifying robots gives people back the power to push for change and create the robots they want.”​

Friday, May 25, 2018 - 11:29
Digital rights

It’s May 25, and the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into effect. It contains such a shocking amount of common sense, that companies worldwide have been scrambling in confusion to comply with its requirements. Here’s a small amount of that common sense, to give you a feel for what GDPR means.

Friday, May 25, 2018 - 11:06
AI solutions

The hysteria about the future of artificial intelligence (AI) is everywhere. Instead of supporting AI progress, it actually jeopardizes the value of machine intelligence by disregarding important AI safety principles and setting unrealistic expectations about what AI can really do for humanity.

Thursday, May 24, 2018 - 12:47

Do our fundamental rights protect people in the digital age? Digital experts from Germany have tried to find an answer – with the Charter of Fundamental Digital Rights of the European Union.

Tuesday, May 22, 2018 - 10:25
slave robots

In the real world, which owes a lot to the influence of science fiction on our aspirations and designs for AI, two very different paths seem to lie ahead of us: the aim of working towards smarter and smarter machines, versus peoples’ hopes for better and better slaves.

Monday, May 21, 2018 - 12:01
Hash ABC

Blockchain technology is commonly associated with cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, but that’s only the beginning

Saturday, May 19, 2018 - 16:54
Chief Bot

What is it about AI that unnerves us? What would it take for us to put the same level of trust in AI as we would extend to a human?