Tag: digital ethics

Algorithms are failing Facebook. Can humanity save it? Made me think …via Quartz

“Facebook wanted to be pipes, but it’s also people Early in the company’s history, Zuckerberg referred to Facebook as a “utility,” a piece of “information infrastructure.” In a letter to potential shareholders in 2012, he compared the social network to the printing press and the television. But television manufacturers and printing press ...

Shared keynote presentation: AI, thinking machines and the future of humanity (Futurist Gerd)

I am trying out a new feature of Apple Keynote – shared public presentations (download for Apple Keynote users only). All images and the file itself subject to creative commons attribution non-commercial license, as usual. Have fun! If all fails, here is the PDF download:  AI Thinking Machines and Humanity Futurist ...

How bot-to-bot could soon replace APIs – important trend

“By now it’s clear that bots will cause a major paradigm shift in customer service, e-commerce, and, quite frankly, all aspects of software-to-human interaction. For the moment, the state of the art of bots is bot-to-consumer, meaning bots communicating with humans. But at some point soon, bots will start talking to ...

Artificial Intelligence Is Far From Matching Humans, Panel Says…BUT (via NYT)

“Kate Crawford, a principal researcher at Microsoft Research, called on the industry to add ethics to the professional training of engineers. “We need to start changing the skill set of the people who are going to be the data scientists of the future and ...

AI Startups Are Reinventing Media (great read via Wired)

“Last year, Associated Press announced that the majority of its earnings reports will eventually be written with AI-enabled software. While the company argues it will free up reporters to do more analytical work, the question it raises is unsettling: Should we just leave it to the machines to interpret what ...

In Pop Culture, the Future Is Almost Now – good point on science fiction movies

“Many new works of science fiction seem to represent a strain of pre-apocalyptic cinema, characterized by a willingness to dramatize disasters that are less hypothetical than poised to happen.”In Pop Culture, the Future Is Almost Nowhttp://www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2016/05/the-future-is-almost-now/482718/via Instapaper ...

If Something Is Going To Destroy Humanity, It’s Going To Be One Of These Catastrophes

“As new gene editing techniques such as CRISPR make it simpler and cheaper to change organisms, there's more of a risk of accidental release of lethal diseases from labs, or intentional release by terrorists.”If Something Is Going To Destroy Humanity, It's Going To Be ...

AI doctors will become ‘as ubiquitous as stethoscopes’ (Wired UK)

Great read – here is the bottom-line for me! “The role of an AI doctor isn’t intended to replace the human component, but rather complement it. “It’s about augmenting or complementing; the role of the human doctor is in building the relationship. It’s the skills that humans have – the compassion, ...

Welcome to the new feudalism – with Silicon Valley as our overlords | Evgeny Morozov

“Advertising might have been a necessary evil to get these companies off the ground, but there is no reason to stick with it for ever, especially if – and when – they manage to destroy all competition and make the world dependent on their ...

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