Will Artificial Intelligence Enhance or Hack Humanity?

This week, I interviewed Yuval Noah Harari, the author of three best-selling books about the history and future of our species, and Fei-Fei Li, one of the pioneers in the field of artificial intelligence. Read full Article

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AI is Here and We’re Losing the War

For many months now I have directed my anger against many groups and people. Read full Article

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How the Enlightenment Ends

Three years ago, at a conference on transatlantic issues, the subject of artificial intelligence appeared on the agenda. I was on the verge of skipping that session—it lay outside my usual concerns—but the beginning of the presentation held me in my seat. Read full Article

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Invest in AI’s ethical future

I spent a recent Saturday morning talking to a group of grade school kids about artificial intelligence. Many of them had never coded before, let alone heard of AI. During the session, one exercise required them to come up with ideas for how the AI they create would be used in the real world. Read … Continue reading "Invest in AI’s ethical future"

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Human-centric AI

Artificial intelligence is set to become one of the most disruptive technological developments ever. Understanding the associated opportunities and threats from a human-centric perspective is key to ensuring acceptance and delivering maximum business benefit. Read full Article

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Ethics of artificial intelligence

The ethics of artificial intelligence is the part of the ethics of technology specific to robots and other artificially intelligent beings. Read full Article

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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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Hewlett Packard Labs

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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