Machine learning requires careful stewardship says Royal Society | Robohub

The many potential social and economic benefits from advances in AI-based technologies depend entirely on the environment in which these technologies evolve, says the Royal Society. According to a new report from the UK’s science academy, urgent consideration needs to be given to the “careful stewardship” needed over the next ten years to ensure that the dividends from machine learning – the form of AI that allows machines to learn from data – benefit all in UK society.

Machine Learning: the power and promise of computers that learn by example, published today (25 April 2017), comes at a critical time in the rapid development and use of this technology, and the growing debate about how it will reshape the UK economy and people’s lives.

The report calls for funding to support a new wave of machine learning research that goes beyond technical challenges.

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