Tag: Artificial Intelligence

Should robots have rights? Female robots in Saudi Arabia have more ‘rights’ than real women. Female robots are not bound by ‘male guardianship’ laws.

Should robots have rights? by Molly Callahan, Northeastern University DECEMBER 8, 2017 As robots gain citizenship and potential personhood in parts of the world, it’s appropriate to consider whether they should also have rights. So argues Northeastern professor Woodrow Hartzog, whose research focuses in part on robotics and automated […]

Better together: Human and robot co-workers more efficient, less accident-prone.

Better together: Human and robot co-workers more efficient, less accident-prone. by University of Göttingen MAY 27, 2019 More and more processes are being automated and digitized. Self-driving delivery vehicles, such as forklifts, are finding their way into many areas—and companies are reporting potential time and cost savings. However, an […]

How artificial intelligence systems could threaten democracy. ‘That no one should buy or sell, without the name, number or mark.’ (Biometric). Identification, verification, approval. A ‘must read’!

How artificial intelligence systems could threaten democracy April 22, 2019 6.45am EDT. The Conversation. U.S. technology giant Microsoft has teamed up with a Chinese military university to develop artificial intelligence systems that could potentially enhance government surveillance and censorship capabilities. Two U.S. senators publicly condemned the partnership, but what the National Defense Technology University of China wants […]

As governments adopt artificial intelligence, there’s little oversight and lots of danger. Perilous times coming.

As governments adopt artificial intelligence, there’s little oversight and lots of danger April 18, 2019 6.43am EDT. The Conversation. Artificial intelligence systems can – if properly used – help make government more effective and responsive, improving the lives of citizens. Improperly used, however, the dystopian visions of George Orwell’s “1984” […]