PhilosophyPhilosophy and Ethics in an Age of Robots
With the development of smart autonomous machines, maybe even machines that demonstrate a general intelligent and self-aware, there is a need to discuss ethics. This department is tracking the philosophical and ethical side of the second machine age.
An artificial nerve system developed at Stanford gives prosthetic devices and robots a sense of touch
Stanford and Seoul National University researchers have developed an artificial nervous system that could give prosthetic limbs or robots reflexes and the ability to sense touch.
Artificial intelligence (AI) is emerging as one of today’s most dominant technological fields that is beginning to impact many aspects of our lives with ever greater magnitude. At the same time, it is bringing together diverse disciplines previously isolated from each...
Digital assistants such as Siri, Alexa, Cortana and so on promise to get smarter and smarter and to play a role of increasing importance in our lives.
rtificial intelligence (AI) is going to have a huge impact—in fact, it already has. And now is the time to make sure it has the right impact; a positive and inclusive one. How do we get there? With...
In France, the possibility of using algorithmic dispute-resolution mechanisms for relatively minor court matters has been included in the justice-reform agenda put forward by the Minister of Justice, Nicole Belloubet. Approximately 2.7 million cases could be affected.
With Immigration New Zealand recently joining ACC and The Ministry for Social Development on the list of Government departments courting controversy over the use of predictive analytics systems, leading University of Otago researchers say now is the time to consider a regulatory body to oversee the rising use of artificial intelligence (AI) systems in New Zealand Government departments.
Mobile apps designed to help parents keep their children safe from online predators may actually be counterproductive, harming the trust between a parent and child and reducing the child’s ability to respond to online threats.
Julian Thomas, RMIT University; Chris K Wilson, RMIT University, and Sora Park, University of Canberra Despite large investments in the National Broadband Network, the “digital divide” in Australia remains largely unchanged, according to a new report from the...
The idea that governments can regulate their way into protecting citizen privacy is appealing, but I believe it misses the mark.
As Facebook users around the world are coming to understand, some of their favorite technologies can be used against them.
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