Artificial Intelligence can perpetuate existing social imbalances in a harmful manner. Can this undesirable scenario be avoided?
Algorithms can reinforce existing biases in society.
The fundamental problem with AI is it is often riddled with society's existing biases and prejudices.
Some people claim it's already been passed. But Alan Turing's test of whether artificial intelligence can act like a human remains an important benchmark for our species.
Forget Alexa – true artificial intelligence will be able to understand dementia patients' needs and offer help accordingly.
Sexist stereotypes are playing out in the world of artificial intelligence.
All the virtual personal assistants on the market today come with a default female voice and is programmed to respond to all kinds of suggestive questions and comments.
Even though the future is unknown, Canada’s employment rate has risen steadily from 53 per cent in 1946 to more than 61 per cent today.
Our inability to foresee the jobs of the future should be tempered by the realization that that jobs have always appeared in the past, regardless of technological advances.
The law is out of step with technology that means anyone can manipulate your images in hyper-realistic ways.
Scientists are working with artificial intelligence in hopes of being able to better detect cancer.
Artificial intelligence holds great promise for medicine, but safeguards are needed to ensure it does not harm patients.
Freight micro-entrepreneur in Lagos, Nigeria.
Countries in Africa have some of the highest rates of entrepreneurship in the world, yet their contribution to the economy is limited. Technology such as the blockchain, drones and AI could provide a way forward.
Will it soon be possible to draw a blueprint of our future society?
Central planning may make an AI-supported comeback.
Data delivered over the cloud can do things like help farmers make planting decisions.
If African countries can get the fundamentals right, cloud computing could become a powerful ally in the push for sustainable development.
Technology companies are pushing to lead the AI drive in Africa.
The emerging relationship between new technologies and Africa may be some of the most promising news for the continent but caution is important.
Could Knight Rider's KITT finally be on the horizon?
If it were possible to download the neural networks of a human brain, could we preserve a computer simulation of that person?
The quest for immortality is as old as humanity itself, but the prospect of being able to copy the neural networks of a person's brain shifts the pursuit of perpetual life into the digital world.
We're facing an arms race to build an artificial super-intelligence – this could be a disaster without government action.
The revolution in offshore wind for UK energy supply has begun, but we will need the help of AI and robots to sustain it effectively.
There are more than 33 million students in Indonesia’s public schools, while the number of those enrolled in universities amounts to around seven million.
The lack of safe spaces for students to express themselves and explore their academic passions can be seen as a reason why Indonesia doesn't perform well in global education indexes.
Only 13.83% of AI authors in arXiv are women and, in relative terms, the proportion of AI papers co-authored by at least one woman has not improved since the 1990s.
There are more radiological scans than ever, but too few radiologists to interpret them.
The Medical Futurist
Automated decision making has been around in healthcare since the 1970s, and now radiology is the new frontline where AI is being deployed.
Specialist machine learning and narrow AI could help us to start removing the “four Ds” - dirty, dull, difficult, dangerous - from our daily work.
Artificial intelligence is predicted to contribute some US$15.7 trillion to the global economy by 2030. A new report looks at issues specific to New Zealand.