Artificial Intelligence weekly news

Artificial Intelligence is marching forward at a quick pace and organizations have started reaping results and revenue from their AI initiatives. There’s no doubt that AI is here to stay, but with these advanced technologies becoming a part of day to day human life, many concerns are arising around the success and ethics of Artificial Intelligence. We try to highlight a few in this week’s AI digest.  

AI Can Read Your Emotions. Should it?

There are obvious advantages to our machines being more sensitive to our needs. It should mean a better, more intuitive service with less time wasted. Also, probably a billion things we haven’t thought of yet. But emotion AI raises concerns, too. Do we want our emotions to be machine-readable? How can we know that this data will be used in a way that will benefit citizens? …. [Read More]

Will China Lead The World in AI by 2030?

China not only has the world’s largest population and looks set to become the largest economy — it also wants to lead the world when it comes to artificial intelligence (AI). In 2017, the Communist Party of China set 2030 as the deadline for this ambitious AI goal, and to get there, it laid out a bevy of milestones to reach by 2020. As this first deadline approaches, researchers note impressive leaps in the quality of China’s AI research…. [Read More]  

What Does an AI Ethicist do?

Microsoft was one of the earliest companies to begin discussing and advocating for an ethical perspective on artificial intelligence. Nadella’s primary focus was on Microsoft’s orientation toward using AI to augment human capabilities and building trust into intelligent products. With these foundations laid, in 2018, Microsoft established a full-time position in AI policy and ethics. Tim O’Brien, who has been with Microsoft for 15 years as a general manager, first in platform strategy and then global communications, took on the role…. [Read More]

Five Experts Share What Scares Them The Most About AI

Futurism asked five AI experts at the conference about what they fear most about a future with advanced artificial intelligence. Their responses, below, have been lightly edited. Hopefully, with their concerns in mind, we’ll be able to steer society in a better direction — one in which we use AI for all the good stuff, like fighting global epidemics or granting more people education, and less of the bad stuff…. [Read More]
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