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Month: October 2015

The age of love, sex, and robots: TechRepublic Podcast, episode 15 – TechRepublic

“TechRepublic recently wrote about an academic conference on 'Love and Sex with Robots' being declared illegal, which brings up lots of larger ethical questions about robots and artificial intelligence.

That's the main topic of episode 15 of The TechRepublic Podcast, with Jason Hiner, Bill Detwiler, Erin Carson, Hope Reese, and I.”

The age of love, sex, and robots: TechRepublic Podcast, episode 15 - TechRepublic
https://www.techrepublic.com/article/the-age-of-love-sex-and-robots-techrepublic-podcast-episode-15/


Gerd Leonhard 
Futurist, Keynote Speaker, Author 

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Inside the Pentagon’s Effort to Build a Killer Robot

“The defense program DARPA is working to create an artificial brain—but what will it mean for humanity if it succeeds?”

Which raises at least one technical problem regarding artificial intelligence and autonomous hunter-killer drones. “I think robot assassins are a very bad idea for a number of reasons,” Kenyon asserts. “Moral and political issues aside, the technical hurdles to overcome cannot be und

Inside the Pentagon's Effort to Build a Killer Robot
https://time.com/4078877/darpa-the-pentagons-brain/

This is only the first of many issues facing us in the near future 



Gerd Leonhard 
Futurist, Keynote Speaker, Author 


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Google is increasingly relying on artificial intelligence to enhance search results: the RankBrain is here

“Corrado says RankBrain is different from the “hundreds” of signals and technologies that contribute to Google’s Search algorithms in that it actually learns and improves over time.”

Google is increasingly relying on artificial intelligence to enhance search results
https://www.businessinsider.com/google-ai-rankbrain-2015-10


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Cognitive Computing in the New Era of Discovery – About IBM Watson

“At the same time, Watson Discovery Advisor will incorporate Watson question-answering capabilities, optimized for discovery. After people create new insights, they can engage in dialogues with the system to clarify their thinking and test propositions. The idea is that humans will collaborate with machines in new ways that deliver better results than people or computers could produce on their own.”

Cognitive Computing in the New Era of Discovery - A Smarter Planet Blog
https://asmarterplanet.com/blog/2014/08/watson-e-discovery.html




Gerd Leonhard 
Futurist

My new film on tech vs humanity: https://gerd.fm/techvshumanvideo

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Self-Driving Cars Get a Code of Ethics | MIT Technology Review

“Ethics, philosophy, law: all of these assumptions underpin so many decisions,” he says. “If you look at airbags, for example, inherent in that technology is the assumption that you’re going to save a lot of lives, and only kill a few”

Self-Driving Cars Get a Code of Ethics | MIT Technology Review
https://www.technologyreview.com/news/539731/how-to-help-self-driving-cars-make-ethical-decisions/
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