Stephen Hawking both warned about and benefited from artificial intelligence.
Despite his fears artificial intelligence might one day overtake humanity, Stephen Hawking knew from his own life how profoundly AI could improve humans' daily lives.
A visitor arrives to Fira Barcelona congress centre on the third day of the Mobile World Congress.
The biggest mobile technology showcase of the year wrapped up in Barcelona yesterday. We took a look at some of the highlights.
Artificial intelligence is likely to reinforce or even amplify gender inequality because the data used to train machines is biased.
Videos serving up jihadi content are being targeted by the Home Office.
Machine learning isn't reliable enough yet – and it's short-sighted to only train this detection tech on jihadi content.
Investment in AI research is growing in Canada, but there’s little thought about ethics, privacy and governance issues.
Canada has a clear choice. Either it embraces the potential of being a leader in responsible AI, or it risks legitimating a race to the bottom where ethics, inequity and justice are absent.
The 2014 film Ex Machina explored a dystopian vision of what could happen in a world where humans empathise with robots.
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When we include someone (or something) in our moral circle we feel a sense of moral obligation for their treatment. But the factors determining who is in or out are more complicated than you may think.
Science fiction has a more important job to do – it allows us to see ourselves in a new light.
Performance of « Sorcieres: dance together with smartphones » at ENSCI les Ateliers.
Smartphones are new tools for body rehabilitation, sports training and motor development.
Humans and robots can work together to create jobs for the future.
Predicted job losses from the rise of the robots vary widely. So rather than worry about robots taking over, we should learn to work with them and use them as intelligent tools.
We should be worried about the development of social skills in a world where everyone can have their 'perfect' AI friend.
Apple's closed system may be its undoing in the smart home market.
By surrendering to technology are humans sleepwalking into a future where free will is less and less of an option?
With artificial intelligence weapons on both sides, are we in a new cold war?
As tensions between the US and Russia escalate, both sides are developing technological capabilities, including artificial intelligence that could be used in conflict.
Next generation finance bots are incredibly sophisticated.
People prefer human experts even when they're wrong.
Surgeons in Switzerland use the robot da Vinci to aid a hernia operation. Over a third of US hospitals have at least one surgical robot.
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There are more robots than ever in the operating room – but that's led to fewer opportunities for surgical trainees. Now, some new doctors are teaching themselves in secret.
A professor teaches an online class with students from around the world.
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Artificial intelligence and automation are bringing changes to higher education that will challenge, and may even threaten, traditional universities.
Developing country governments need to give attention to the risks associated with new technologies and develop context-specific responses.
We give over control of our lives every day and trust other humans to make ethical decisions. But soon robots will make these decisions for us. Will they be ethical or is it just a numbers game?
In the Global Biodiversity Information Facility there are 682,447 records of human encounters with dandelions.
Does big data threaten how humans explore the natural world? We need to protect our impulses to observe, compare, play, discover and love, no matter what technological capabilities are available.