Artificial intelligence is probably already helping many students write essays. Schools and unis need to start talking about the ethical implications now.
Most of today’s AI’s come to a grinding halt when they encounter unexpected conditions, like a change in the rules of a game.
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Humans often stumble when they encounter the unexpected, but they tend to adapt and move on. Artificial intelligence systems, not so much.
The public holds self-driving cars to incredibly high safety standards – and we're working to meet them.
In this September 2019 photo, a woman walks below a Google sign on the campus in Mountain View, Calif.
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The new Alphabet Workers Union is making clear that changes must be put in place, both in education and on the job, to allow engineers to start taking responsibility for the social impact of their work.
Even the Oxford English Dictionary contains traces of sexism – it's little wonder that our translation tools do too.
CCTV technology has evolved in the decades since it was first introduced.
The CCTV ecosystem is evolving – but it's still a sparse patchwork with limited efficacy in reducing or prosecuting crime.
Using a simulation, we found scenarios where AI regulations could be most effective.
Today, artificial intelligence is deeply imbedded in the systems we use to make decisions. However, the assumptions on which they’re built are often completely hidden to us.
While AI is intended to help us, it tempts us to abandon judgment and moral responsibility. And without a proper understanding of how it works, we cannot circumvent its negative effects.
This robot can learn how to traverse unforeseen terrain by changing the length of its legs.
Google’s new advertising claims to preserve user privacy, but it still gathers and processes the details of our online activities.
Google is using artificial intelligence to collect and process user data in a way that produces more nuanced and detailed information about our activities but addresses privacy concerns.
The past five to 10 years have seen the rise of artificial intelligence, which is increasingly posing a threat to democracy.
It would be naïve to think that the rise of science and technology hasn’t made it more difficult to understand the problems we face as citizens
Painting Queen Charlotte, the artist Nathaniel Dance-Holland employed quite a bit of creative licence, if her courtiers and critics are to be believed.
Not everything that was painted can be taken as fact.
AI medical systems promise superhuman capabilities, but they are only as fair as the data they’re trained on.
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Some AI systems make faulty assumptions about women and nonwhite men, which can lead to misdiagnoses. Overcoming this bias takes legal, regulatory and technical fixes.
AI promises to make life easier, but what will humans lose in the bargain?
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By letting machines recommend movies and decide whom to hire, humans are losing their unpredictable nature – and possibly the ability to make everyday judgments, as well.
Innovative border control technologies may be great for governments cracking down on migration — but they could further disadvantage groups that are already vulnerable.
The future of automated labour may not spell the end of human employment.
As the use of robots and autonomous machines increases across industries, governments need to have a strategy in place. The labour force will transition out of automated tasks into new jobs.
Robots and humans can be friends – but not in a way that would win Aristotle's approval.
AIs are no substitute for human contact, but they can diminish loneliness.
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AI chatbots can provide mental health support for people who are isolated during the COVID-19 pandemic.
In a series of experiments, Australian researchers showed how machines can find vulnerabilities in human decision-making and exploit them to influence our behaviour.
Activists highlight some of the United Nations’ 17 sustainable development goals in Lima, Peru (February 20, 2017).
A new report from the GovLab and the French Development Agency (AFD) examines how development practitioners are experimenting with emerging forms of technology to advance development goals.