Tag: future of ethics

New video: conversations with Gerd #4: Futurist Gerd Leonhard explains the megashifts

The Megashifts are a key meme in my new book Technology vs Humanity – this video explains the basics.  Go to www.megashifts.com for some more details.   Related video: Some images

Frankenstein fears hang over AI / via FT

“Vivek Wadhwa, a US-based entrepreneur and academic who writes about ethics and technology, thinks the new wave of automation has geopolitical implications: “Tech companies must accept responsibility for what they’re creating and work with users and policymakers to mitigate the risks and negative impacts. They must have their people spend ...

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 the A.I. creators of the future,” ...

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 Nowhttps://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 One Of These Catastropheshttps://www.fastcoexist.com/3059491/if-something-is-going-to-destroy-humanity-its-going-to-be-one-of-these-catastrophesvia Instapaper

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 platforms.” Welcome to the new feudalism – ...


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