'Tech tax' necessary to avoid dystopia, says leading economist

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Technology Exclusive: Jeffrey Sachs warns AI could lead to wealth being concentrated in the hands of a few thousand people ‘I think there’s a general sense that somehow we’re not getting the most out of Facebook, Google, Amazon and so forth,’ said Sachs. Composite: Läs mer…

‘We'll have space bots with lasers, killing plants’: the rise of the robot farmer

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Animals farmed Environment ‘We’ll have space bots with lasers, killing plants’: the rise of the robot farmer Tiny automated machines could soon take care of the entire growing process. Fewer chemicals, more efficient – where’s the downside? ‘Simple, robust, unlikely to break’: a space-inspired Läs mer…

Chinese search firm Baidu joins global AI ethics body

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Artificial intelligence (AI) Company is first Chinese member of Partnership on AI, following, Google, Apple, Facebook and others Baidu has been at the forefront of AI research in China. Photograph: Damir Sagolj/Reuters The AI ethics body formed by five of the largest US corporations Läs mer…

Pepper the robot answers MPs' questions – videos

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Play Video 1:17 Middlesex University’s resident robot, Pepper, has become the first robot to appear before a parliamentary select committee. After introducing himself, Pepper answered questions from MPs on Caresses, the artificial intelligence project that is developing culturally aware robots to provide support for  Läs mer…

Rise of robots ‘could see workers enjoy four-day weeks’

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; The Observer Robots Benefits of automation must be passed on to staff, says thinktank Robots weld vehicle panels at the Nissan plant in Sunderland. Photograph: Oli Scarff/AFP/Getty Images A four-day working week could become commonplace in Britain as automation and artificial intelligence increase workplace Läs mer…

Weaponised AI is coming. Are algorithmic forever wars our future? | Ben Tarnoff

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Opinion US military Weaponised AI is coming. Are algorithmic forever wars our future? Ben Tarnoff The US military is creating a more automated form of warfare – one that will greatly increase its capacity to wage war everywhere forever. The US has been in Läs mer…

Amazon ditched AI recruiting tool that favored men for technical jobs

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Amazon Specialists had been building computer programs since 2014 to review résumés in an effort to automate the search process Amazon’s automated hiring tool was found to be inadequate after penalizing the résumés of female candidates. Photograph: Brian Snyder/Reuters Amazon’s machine-learning specialists uncovered a Läs mer…

Algorithms and data – what does the future hold? Chips with Everything podcast

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Can the messy and complex world we live in be reduced to algorithms? And should we even try? Mathematician and lecturer Hannah Fry attempts to answer all this and more How to listen to podcasts: everything you need to know Photograph: Saul Gravy/Getty Images/Ikon Läs mer…