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Stop Saying Driverless Cars Will Help Old People
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Stop Saying Driverless Cars Will Help Old People

And maybe start including them in research instead of just assuming we know what they want.

AIs Should Have The Same Ethical Protections As Animals
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AIs Should Have The Same Ethical Protections As Animals

We will soon have AI as cognitively sophisticated as mice or dogs, so it is time to start thinking about whether these AIs deserve the ethical protections we typically...

The Architect of Modern Algorithms
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The Architect of Modern Algorithms

Barbara Liskov pioneered the modern approach to writing code. She warns that the challenges facing computer science today can't be overcome with good design alone...

Removing the Risk of AI Bias in the Public Sector
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Removing the Risk of AI Bias in the Public Sector

What practical steps can be taken to drive ethical, unbiased AI use in the public sector?

How to Improve Technical Expertise for Judges In AI-Related Litigation
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How to Improve Technical Expertise for Judges In AI-Related Litigation

There are several things court systems and professional organizations should do to enhance the technical capabilities of judges.

We Shouldn't be Scared by 'Superintelligent A.I.'
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We Shouldn't be Scared by 'Superintelligent A.I.'

Bostrom, Russell, and other writers argue that even if the probability is small that superintelligent machines will emerge in the foreseeable future, we should...

I Competed Against An AI
From ACM Opinion

I Competed Against An AI

Marc Zao-Sanders, founder and CEO of Filtered, squared off against magpie, the set of algorithms that recommends learning content to people looking to pick up new...

Asimov's Three Laws Have Failed the Robots
From ACM Opinion

Asimov's Three Laws Have Failed the Robots

Almost no one thinks that Isaac Asimov's Three Laws could work for truly intelligent AI.

Don't Fear the Terminator
From ACM Opinion

Don't Fear the Terminator

The fear that artificial intelligence machines could become our overlords — or perhaps wipe us out altogether — reflects a misunderstanding of AI.

How to Build Artificial Intelligence We Can Trust
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How to Build Artificial Intelligence We Can Trust

Computer systems need to understand time, space and causality. Right now they don't.

Why American Workers Need to Be Protected From Automation
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Why American Workers Need to Be Protected From Automation

Bill de Blasio, New York City mayor and a candidate for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, says that as president he would issue a robot tax for corporations...

Major Tech Companies May Be Putting World at Risk From Killer Robots
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Major Tech Companies May Be Putting World at Risk From Killer Robots

A new global report ranks 50 tech companies from 12 countries and identifies those at 'highest risk' of putting the world at risk through killer robot development...

Silicon Valley Wants To Read Your Mind. You Should Be Worried
From ACM Opinion

Silicon Valley Wants To Read Your Mind. You Should Be Worried

Mind-reading systems such as Facebook's brainwave-reading device and Neuralink's brain implants can affect privacy, security, identity, equality and personal safety...

Why Tech Will Never Be Able to Predict the Next Mass Shooting
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Why Tech Will Never Be Able to Predict the Next Mass Shooting

Following the horrific mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton last weekend, President Trump called on social media companies to develop tools that could help identify...

Western Academia Helps Build China's Automated Racism
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Western Academia Helps Build China's Automated Racism

Researchers in China are developing new and more invasive techniques to surveil the Uyghurs minority. Some of their work is being supported by academia in the West...

Why Robot Umpires Are Inevitable in Baseball's Future
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Why Robot Umpires Are Inevitable in Baseball's Future

I don't know how long it will be before we get robot umpires calling balls and strikes, but the technology is here to do it today.

Op-Ed: 'Ethical AI' Matters — The Problem Lies in Defining It
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Op-Ed: 'Ethical AI' Matters — The Problem Lies in Defining It

News that Microsoft will invest around $1 billion to examine ethical artificial intelligence signals that the tech sector is thinking deeper about the ethics underlying...

AI Researchers Need to Stop Hiding the Climate Toll of Their Work
From ACM Opinion

AI Researchers Need to Stop Hiding the Climate Toll of Their Work

Researchers are sounding the alarm about the surprisingly large carbon footprint of the computations required for deep learning.

Teaching AIs to Make Mistakes Like Kids Would Help Them Learn Faster
From ACM Opinion

Teaching AIs to Make Mistakes Like Kids Would Help Them Learn Faster

Teaching artificial intelligence to think like children may make them better learners.
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