How Good Are Google’s New AI Ethics Principles?

Today Google released a new set of AI ethics principles, which were prompted, at least in part, by the controversy over the company’s work on the US military’s Project Maven. This post contains some quick preliminary analysis on the strengths and weaknesses of those principles. Read full Article

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What is consciousness? Is a mosquito conscious? A bee? A dog? A dog is certainly sentient, and can communicate. We already breed dogs, changing their genetic and temperamental characteristics quite considerably. We use them as our servants. Read full Article

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From Stone Tools to Robots and AI: How Will Technology Change Human Civilization

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? The privacy commons; mirror world; AI and geopolitical competition; morality, π and conscious fish++ #205

Exponential View Azeem Azhar’s Weekly Wondermissive: Future, Tech & Society This issue has been supported by our partner: Ocean Protocol. Ocean Protocol is launching their network soon! See their exciting Roadmap ahead. You are reading the free version of Exponential View. Read full Article

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George Soros Attacks China’s AI Push as ‘Mortal Danger’

Governments and companies worldwide are investing heavily in artificial intelligence in hopes of new profits, smarter gadgets, and better health care. Read full Article

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AI predictions for 2019 from Yann LeCun, Hilary Mason, Andrew Ng, and Rumman Chowdhury

Artificial intelligence is cast all at once as the technology that will save the world and end it. Read full Article

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AI thinks like a corporation—and that’s worrying

Artificial intelligence is everywhere but it is considered in a wholly ahistorical way. To understand the impact AI will have on our lives, it is vital to appreciate the context in which the field was established. Read full Article

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AI-augmented human services Using cognitive technologies to transform program delivery

Natalie is exhausted. The deputy director of a large county human services agency, she’s been wrestling all week with staff turnover and media coverage about long wait times for services. Read full Article

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Kai-Fu Lee Says U.S. Tech Companies Aren’t Ready for Chinese AI

The chairman and chief executive officer of Sinovation Ventures says America’s technology industry can’t afford to underestimate the artificial intelligence companies he’s funding in China. Read full Article

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Essays reveal Stephen Hawking predicted race of ‘superhumans’

The late physicist and author Prof Stephen Hawking has caused controversy by suggesting a new race of superhumans could develop from wealthy people choosing to edit their and their children’s DNA. Read full Article

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One of the fathers of AI is worried about its future

Yoshua Bengio is a grand master of modern artificial intelligence. Alongside Geoff Hinton and Yan LeCun, Bengio is famous for championing a technique known as deep learning that in recent years has gone from an academic curiosity to one of the most powerful technologies on the planet. Read full Article

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China plans to be a world leader in Artificial Intelligence by 2030

In 2017, China published its “Next Generation Artificial Intelligence Development Plan”, which laid out plans to ultimately become the world leader in artificial intelligence, with a domestic AI industry worth almost US$150 billion. Read full Article

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The State of Artificial Intelligence

This white paper, a collaboration between T-Systems and the House of Beautiful Business, explores the current state of Artificial Intelligence (AI). Read full Article

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What Are The New Jobs In A Human + Machine World?

Superman versus Batman. Captain America versus Iron Man. Zuckerberg versus Musk? The reported clash between the two technology titans is proof that not everyone sees the benefits and dangers of artificial intelligence in the same light. Read full Article

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We Need To Examine The Ethics And Governance Of Artificial Intelligence

Growing up, one of my favorite movies was Steven Spielberg’s Minority Report. I was fascinated by the idea that a crime could be prevented before it occurred. Read full Article

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The AI Cold War That Threatens Us All

In the spring of 2016, an artificial intelligence system called AlphaGo defeated a world champion Go player in a match at the Four Seasons hotel in Seoul. In the US, this momentous news required some unpacking. Read full Article

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It’s time to address artificial intelligence’s ethical problems

Whether it’s robots coming to take your job or AI being used in military drones, there is no shortage of horror stories about artificial intelligence. Yet for all the potential it has to do harm, AI might have just as much potential to be a force for good in the world. Read full Article

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Tech Cos Confront The Ethics Of AI

From countering bias in computer vision algorithms to the use of AI in military drones, companies are increasingly looking at artificial intelligence through the lens of ethics. Artificial intelligence is having a growing impact on our health, education, security, and economy. Read full Article

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How AI is helping Amazon become a trillion-dollar company

Swami Sivasubramanian lives in a wooded area in the Seattle suburbs that’s a favorite with opportunistic local bears. From time to time, usually on garbage night, the animals wander into Sivasubramanian’s backyard to pillage his trash. Read full Article

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Joseph Stiglitz on artificial intelligence: ‘We’re going towards a more divided society’

The technology could vastly improve lives, the economist says – but only if the tech titans that control it are properly regulated. ‘What we have now is totally inadequate’ It must be hard for Joseph Stiglitz to remain an optimist in the face of the grim future he fears may be coming. Read full Article

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