We believe that AI technologies are likely to be overwhelmingly useful and beneficial for humanity. But part of being a responsible steward of any new technology is thinking through potential challenges and how best to address any associated risks.
EXPERTS warn that “the substitution of machinery for human labour” may “render the population redundant”. They worry that “the discovery of this mighty power” has come “before we knew how to employ it rightly”.
What if robots, apart from being able to move like humans, and talk like humans, could also feel like humans?
There’s been much talk about how artificial intelligence will benefit society, but what about the potential impacts that AI has when the system is poorly designed and creates problems?
The Amazon Echo is the first smart consumer electronics product since the smartphone that’s poised to become a daily habit for millions.
For many years, machine learning was considered a speciality, limited to an elite few.
That era is over, as recent results indicate that machine learning, powered by “neural nets” that emulate the way a biological brain operates, is the true path towards imbuing computers with the powers of humans, and in some cases, super humans.
We’ve heard a few politicians and automotive execs say that driverless cars need to be “perfect” before they’re safe enough to put people in them — that “99% isn’t good enough.” Trouble is, “perfect” is impossible.
“I still have unfinished business regarding the Singularity,” Son told the Nikkei. “I want to continue for at least another five years.”
Here’s an interesting survey on what people in the UK think about automation:
More than a quarter of UK adults believe that the main benefit of driverless cars will be a reduction in the number of road accidents, a survey has found.