Call for independent watchdog to monitor New Zealand government use of artificial intelligence May 26, 2019 7.44pm EDT New Zealand is a leader in government use of artificial intelligence (AI). It is part of a global network of countries that use predictive algorithms in government decision making, for anything from […]
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 […]
UNSETTLING SEX ROBOT LOOKS ALMOST EXACTLY LIKE A REAL PERSON. Video. FUTURISM.COM. MAY 29, 2019. KRISTIN HOUSER Some sex experts predict we’re headed toward a future in which “virtual” lovers replace human ones — and based on advances happening in the field of sex robots, it could eventually be hard […]
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 […]
Artificial intelligence could have damaging effects on our mental health BILL WILKERSON CONTRIBUTED TO THE GLOBE AND MAIL PUBLISHED May 27, 2019. Bill Wilkerson is the Executive Chairman of Mental Health International, Industry Professor of International Mental Health at McMaster University and author of a new report, Mental […]
THIS VIRTUAL SECURITY GUARD LOOKS LIKE AN ANIME CHARACTER Futurism.com May 1, 2019 Starting in 2020, if you enter a home or business in Japan, you might be greeted by a virtual security guard that looks like it stepped straight out of an anime series. Japanese security company Secom is spearheading the […]
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 […]
If your image is online, it might be training facial-recognition AI By Rachel Metz, CNN Business. Updated 9:52 AM ET, Fri April 19, 2019 San Francisco (CNN Business) The photo is undeniably cute: a mom and a dad — he with a stubbly beard and rimless glasses, she with choppy […]
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” […]