Google almost made 100,000 chest X-rays public — until it realized personal data could be exposed

(Jeff Chiu/AP)November 15, 2019 at 9:00 AM ESTTwo days before Google was set to publicly post more than 100,000 images of human chest X-rays, the tech giant got a call from the National Institutes of Health, which had provided the images: Some of them still contained details that could be used to id Read full … Continue reading "Google almost made 100,000 chest X-rays public — until it realized personal data could be exposed"

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AI scanned millions of books to create a historical ‘index of national happiness’

By analyzing 8 million books and 65 million newspaper articles, researchers have created the first-ever “index of national happiness” going back to 1820. Read full Article

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Uber’s Self-Driving Car Didn’t Know Pedestrians Could Jaywalk

The software inside the Uber self-driving SUV that killed an Arizona woman last year was not designed to detect pedestrians outside of a crosswalk, according to new documents released as part of a federal investigation into the incident. Read full Article

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Mars is lovely at this time of year: futurists imagine life in 2050

Earlier this year, the theoretical physicist Michio Kaku published a book, The Future of Humanity, in which he grappled with a question central to most of our lives: what will our future look like? Kaku is a popular scientist. Read full Article

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Scientists ‘may have crossed ethical line’ in growing human brains

Neuroscientists may have crossed an “ethical rubicon” by growing lumps of human brain in the lab, and in some cases transplanting the tissue into animals, researchers warn. The creation of mini-brains or brain “organoids” has become one of the hottest fields in modern neuroscience. Read full Article

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San Francisco was right to ban facial recognition. Surveillance is a real danger

San Francisco’s recent municipal ordinance banning the use of facial recognition technology by city and county agencies has received international attention. Read full Article

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Google CEO, in leaked video, says company is ‘genuinely struggling’ with employee trust

October 25, 2019 at 9:04 PM EDTGoogle CEO Sundar Pichai acknowledged the tech giant is struggling with how to deal with internal debate over controversial topics and the company defended hiring a former government official who backed the Trump administration’s travel ban, according to video of an Read full Article

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Ethics, technology and the future of humanity

The widely-renowned Australian moral philosopher, Peter Singer, is at the forefront of thinking on the social impact and ethical implications of new technologies. In June 2018, Professor Singer gave a public lecture on ethics and technology at WIPO. A summary of his lecture follows. Read full Article

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The Next Big Tech Trend Is Humanity

The next big tech trend is humanity, was a big theme coming out of the World Government Summit in Dubai in February 2018, delivered by an all-star cast including Narendra Modi, Christine Lagard, Malcolm Gladwell and will.i.am. Read full Article

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Are brain implants the future of thinking?

Almost two years ago, Dennis Degray sent an unusual text message to his friend. “You are holding in your hand the very first text message ever sent from the neurons of one mind to the mobile device of another,” he recalls it read. “U just made history.” Read full Article

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The Life-Threatening Consequences of Overhyping AI

On February 11, The New York Times published a story with the headline “AI Shows Promise Assisting Physicians. Read full Article

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AI Alignment Podcast: Human Compatible: Artificial Intelligence and the Problem of Control with Stuart Russell

Stuart Russell is one of AI’s true pioneers and has been at the forefront of the field for decades. His expertise and forward thinking have culminated in his newest work, Human Compatible: Artificial Intelligence and the Problem of Control. Read full Article

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PAID POST by Nord Anglia — From the Stage to the Workplace : Why Performers Thrive

How providing your child with an education rich in the performing arts will equip them for success in tomorrow’s working world. Read full Article

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Moravec’s paradox

Moravec’s paradox is the discovery by artificial intelligence and robotics researchers that, contrary to traditional assumptions, high-level reasoning requires very little computation, but low-level sensorimotor skills require enormous computational resources. Read full Article

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New Study Shows Women Consistently Outperform Men In Emotional Intelligence

What are the implications for management? First, let’s look at the data. The research, conducted by the Korn Ferry Hay Group, used data from 55,000 professionals in 90 countries. Their key finding? In 11 of 12 “emotional intelligence competencies” women outperformed men. Read full Article

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Shareholder Value Is No Longer Everything, Top C.E.O.s Say

Chief executives from the Business Roundtable, including the leaders of Apple and JPMorgan Chase, argued that companies must also invest in employees and deliver value to customers. Read full Article

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Why American Workers Need to Be Protected From Automation

They call it the “lights out factory.” A manufacturing complex run by the Japanese company FANUC, it spans 22 facilities producing 23,000 computer parts each month for companies like Tesla and Apple. The plant runs close to 24 hours a day, every day of the year. Read full Article

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Women and the future of work

From AI to machine learning, algorithm to automation, dizzying advancements of technology are changing the nature of the workplace. Sarah Darrall asks what this means for women. Read full Article

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Applying artificial intelligence for social good

Artificial intelligence (AI) has the potential to help tackle some of the world’s most challenging social problems. To analyze potential applications for social good, we compiled a library of about 160 AI social-impact use cases. Read full Article

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