Technology can significantly improve governments’ surveillance abilities.
Even governments in democracies with strong traditions of rule of law find themselves tempted to abuse these new abilities.
A SenseTime artificial intelligence system monitors an intersection in China.
AI can help make government more efficient – but at what cost? Citizens' lives could be better or worse, based on how the technology is used.
Quantum mechanics could unlock new forms of machine learning.
Quantum machine learning is an exciting and rapidly growing field.
Do you know what happens when you share your data?
Technology experts have long worried about a 'digital divide' between those who could use computers and those who could not. Artificial intelligence algorithms are widening the gulf.
Who needs a worker checking shelves when you have a robot?
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Two management experts devised a new way to predict whether your job is likely to get stolen by a robot – and what you can do about it.
Conducting research and contributing to knowledge creation might be the only way for academics to sustain their jobs.
As machine learning progresses, its applications include faster, more accurate medical diagnoses.
A research lab at the University of Saskatchewan is pursuing the applications of artificial intelligence and machine learning to healthcare diagnoses.
AI researchers think there is a 50% chance AI will outperform humans in all tasks in 45 years and that almost all current human jobs can be automated in 120 years.
There is little evidence of any strategic planning by Australia's federal and state governments to deal with social dislocation caused by AI-driven automation.
The first thing to know is that Siri is not a "who" – Siri is a "what".
Is this face just an assembly of computer bits?
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When artificial intelligence systems try to behave like humans and make mistakes, they show their limits – but also their startling advances.
Artificial intelligence needs to be developed with an ethical framework.
Artificial intelligence has the potential to transform the way we live, work, communicate and travel. So long as it's designed that way.
To help establish South Africa's gaming industry as a viable career path for more diverse participants, more support for the technical training required has to be considered.
Surviving an extinction-level event requires adapting to a new environment.
As artificial intelligence increasingly intersects with our work and personal lives, we will need to adapt to survive in this new reality.
A Boeing 737 taxies at Manchester Airport in the United Kingdom.
The 737 Max is the best-selling airliner ever. But two have crashed in five months, killing 346, damaging Boeing's future and raising questions about the increasing sophistication of cockpit technology.
We might not like the way future AI responds to us.
We're on the way to making machines that appear and act human, and can think for themselves. So how will they react to our behaviour towards them, especially the bad behaviour?
From the law to the media we're becoming artificial humans, mere tools of the machines.
Artificial intelligence tutoring systems can engage students in dialogue.
Robots for tutoring? The desire to keep pace with technological change should not eclipse larger questions about how children's development is impacted.
An artificial image created on the Ganbreeder site.
Because a host of artists and programmers can leave their stamp on a final product, disagreements and claims of theft have ensued.
Sometimes the questions become too much for artificial intelligence systems.
When algorithms are at work, there should be a human safety net to prevent harming people. Artificial intelligence systems can be taught to ask for help.
The future of work could look more like this.
While some alarmists predict AI will decimate the workforce, the truth is concerted action by leaders in labor, business, government and education can ensure workers aren't replaced by robots.