Safe and Ethical Artificial Intelligence

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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.

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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.)

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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.

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speed

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.

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Robot

“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.”​

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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.