What Does Ethical AI Look Like?

There’s a strong global convergence towards five ethical principles, including transparency, justice and fairness, non-maleficence, responsibility, and privacy. 

AI can now emulate human behaviors

Giving researchers and companies freedom to explore, in order to seek these positive achievements from AI systems, means opening up the risk of developing more advanced ways to create deception and other social problems.

Careful how you treat today's AI: It might take revenge in the future

If we are going to make machines with human psychological capacities, we should prepare for the possibility that they may become sentient. How then will they react to our behaviour towards them?

IBM says AI debate loss is still a win

IBM's artificial intelligence-powered Project Debater lost a competition to a human debate champion but said the experience was an important milestone in efforts to get computers to master human language.

Facebook funds AI ethics center in Munich, Germany

The Institute for Ethics in Artificial Intelligence will explore fundamental issues affecting the use and impact of AI and will ensure that AI treats people fairly, protects their safety, respects their privacy and works for them.

AI matched, outperformed radiologists in screening X-rays

In a matter of seconds, a new algorithm read chest X-rays for 14 pathologies, performing as well as radiologists in most cases, a Stanford-led study says.

MIT’s $1 billion college will teach the theory and ethics of AI

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology in US announced that it's launching a college which is specifically focused on the "ethical evolution" of AI that is already affecting and shaping our society.

Emerging Tech Will Create More Jobs Than It Kills by 2022

The advancement of robotics and artificial intelligence will make 75 million jobs obsolete by the year 2022. But the same report goes on to predict the creation of 133 million new jobs over the same period.

Emotional robot lets you feel how it's 'feeling'

Researchers have developed a prototype of a robot that can express 'emotions' through changes in its outer surface. The robot's skin covers a grid of texture units whose shapes change based on the robot's feelings.

Future Keyboards

South Korean researchers used carbon nanotubes and AI to create an ultra-thin portable keyboard that can be crumpled up like paper without breaking it.

Self-Taught AI Masters Rubik’s Cube in Just 44 Hours

DeepCube, an artificially intelligent system learned to dominate Rubik’s Cube without any human intervention. This research could be used to solve real-world problems, such as predicting the 3D shape of proteins.

The world’s most powerful supercomputer

US engineers have just unveiled Summit, a supercomputer which is capable, at peak performance, of 200 petaflops—200 million billion calculations a second.

UK Government Proposes Five Basic Principles to Keep AI safe and ethical

Britain is in a strong position to be a world leader in the development of artificial intelligence. But to get there—and to keep AI safe and ethical—tech firms should follow the Committee’s newly proposed “AI Code.”

Robots Are Now Beating Humans At Reading Comprehension Tests Too

The algorithm, which uses natural-language processing, managed to beat human scores on the Stanford Question Answering Dataset (SQuAD).

We've Entered a New Era of Quantum Computing

When future computing historians look back on the era starting around 2017, they’ll have a word to describe it: the NISQ era.