Artificial Intelligence

Google Duplex is Incredible, but is it Ethical?

Google Duplex

Copyright Google Inc. Last week, with much fanfare, Google revealed it’s latest party-trick, “Duplex” – an upgrade for their virtual assistant. At the launch, Google CEO Sundar Pichai announced: “… our mission for the Assistant is to help you get things done”. No controversy there, you might think. He continues; “it turns out, a big…

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Theresa May, AI, Ethics and the World Economic Forum at Davos

Theresa May, AI and Ethics at Davos

Theresa May is on her way to Davos, to speak at the World Economic Forum – and the papers are already stating that she is going to call for ‘safe and ethical’ artificial intelligence. In my opinion, before we can even start to talk about ‘safe and ethical’ artificial intelligence, we have to have ethical roboticists.

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Exponential Growth and the Technological Singularity

exponential growth

The story of the child, King and rice is not the only fairy tale that’s spoken about exponential growth. Unfortunately, many AI writers and commentators are also carried away by such stories, I believe they are misguided in doing so. Here’s why.

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Learning Machines – How Computers Got Smart

According to The Royal Society, only 9% of respondents have heard about Machine Learning, yet when faced with the impact this technology can have – it’s something 100% of us have a view on. It seems every conversation on Artificial Intelligence comes back to Philosophy – read this to see why…

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Ethical and Social Challenges for Machine Learning

Who are the potential winners and losers from the Machine Learning Age? The dataPHILOSOPHER was asked to give evidence to The Royal Society as part of their policy project on Machine Learning. Read more to see more details on this project and the areas of focus for Policy Makers and their advisers.

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