The new techniques go far beyond hacking your car’s key fob system.
Artificial intelligence looks like a political campaign manager’s dream because it could tune its persuasion efforts to millions of people individually – but it could be a nightmare for democracy.
The artificial intelligence boom means a multi-trillion dollar industry is coming into existence before our eyes. With great opportunity come great risks, as two important new Australian reports show.
I study artificial general intelligence, and I believe the ongoing fearmongering is at least partially attributable to large AI developers’ financial interests.
Wakefulness drugs like Modafinil point to a new frontier of technosleep driven by personal goals rather than medical need.
While technology can be a useful tool, it can also divert funding and attention from the root causes of the social welfare issues it aims to address.
Figuring out how to regulate AI is a difficult challenge, and that’s even before tackling the problem of the small number of big companies that control the technology.
An expert explain the various concerns that were holding up FDA approval – from potential harmful side effects, to protecting the privacy of users’ brain-wave data.
It’s a surprisingly difficult question to answer – which makes sense when you consider what this long-term research would involve.
Meta now faces some A$4 billion in fines related to breaches of the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulations.
Generative AI, those astonishingly powerful language- and image-generating tools taking the world by storm, come at a price: a big carbon footprint. But not all AIs are equally dirty.
Metaphorical black boxes shield the inner workings of AIs, which protect software developers’ intellectual property. They also make it hard to understand how the AIs work – and why things go wrong.
Montana has announced plans to ban the app from January 2024, making it a potential testing ground for a ‘TikTok-free’ America.
A new book argues our philosophical and intellectual responses to technology have not kept pace with events.
As the drone market continues to expand, a set of rules or standards that can help determine how they are used in warfare is needed, writes a former US diplomat.
Over the years Australia has been quick to point the finger at China – most recently in relation to DJI drones. Instead, we should look closely at our own tech security policies.
Setting up AI-free ‘sanctuaries’ could allow us to reap the technology’s benefits while offering vital safeguards to our cognitive capacities and privacy.
Of the risks posed by AI, overtaking human intelligence isn’t an immediate concern.
Research reveals individuals that score high for vulnerable narcissism are likely to present themselves inauthentically while online dating.
When you stop treating AI as another human, you’ll get on with it better.