Safe and Ethical Artificial Intelligence

Thursday, May 17, 2018 - 11:54
killer drone

"At some point, I realized I could not in good faith recommend anyone join Google, knowing what I knew. I realized if I can't recommend people join here, then why am I still here?"

Monday, May 14, 2018 - 10:55

You can run, but it doesn't matter, because so can your pursuer.

Thursday, May 10, 2018 - 14:46
Public opinion

Ensuring the public has a say in what happens in Washington matters. Because trust in public institutions matters. We can start with finding ways that give all Americans—no matter who they are or where they live—a fighting chance at making Washington listen to what they think.

Sunday, May 6, 2018 - 23:46
News made by AI

Using AI to evaluate information can expose – and amplify – certain biases in society. This can relate to gender, racial background or neighborhood stereotypes. It can even have political consequences, potentially restricting expression of particular viewpoints.

Saturday, May 5, 2018 - 23:31

How can we navigate the internet without leaving a trail? Why do we distinguish between black-hat and white-hat hackers? And what exactly are crypto wars? Questions on data privacy and security in the internet often sound complicated. But many of them are answered very simply.

Saturday, May 5, 2018 - 22:43

Generous acts are gifts. And gifts are never required. They are freely given, and never blameworthy if withheld. Hence to act from a heart of generosity, we give when (and only when!) we think we have the moral freedom to do so. We go above and beyond the call of duty.

Saturday, May 5, 2018 - 22:08
Internet is for corporations

Unless you make money by trafficking in user data, internet architecture is hostile from top to bottom. The internet isn’t actually, in any legal sense, a public space. The internet is designed by and for companies, not the public.

Monday, April 30, 2018 - 11:36

Just as our ability to predict the weather depends on weather data acquired all over the globe, and our experience in identifying objects comes from a lifetime of experience stored in our memories, AIs need data to build their capabilities.

Tuesday, April 24, 2018 - 12:41
AI: Master or Minion?

Concern that willful objects could destroy humanity is as old as humanity itself. It involves the fear, but also the hope that inanimate objects might come alive, perhaps with a little magical nudge.

Monday, April 23, 2018 - 14:30
humanitarian org-s

Artificial intelligence, or AI, is undergoing a period of massive expansion. This is not because computers have achieved human-like consciousness, but because of advances in machine learning, where computers learn from huge databases how to classify new data.