Although popular narratives tend to focus on threats posed by artificial intelligence, many of the technology's dangers have been overhyped, its promises neglected...Project Syndicate From ACM Opinion | June 1, 2020
A computer scientist argues that the quest for fully automated robots is misguided, perhaps even dangerous. His decades of warnings are gaining more attention.
...The New York Times From ACM Opinion | May 22, 2020
As the COVID-19 epidemic escalates, robots have the potential to be deployed for disinfection, delivering medications and food, measuring vital signs, and assisting...Science Robotics From ACM Opinion | March 26, 2020
Critics say false positives are far higher for some groups of people than for others, but supporters of the technology says the actual numbers involved are tiny...The Wall Street Journal From ACM Opinion | February 25, 2020
Virtual reality has been touted as an "empathy machine" that lets users see what it's like to have a disability—but people with disabilities often can't use it....Scientific American From ACM Opinion | January 30, 2020