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  1. AI in the News

    Hidden Obstacles for Google's Self-Driving Cars

    ... More than 1.24 million people die worldwide as a result of road traffic accidents each year, according to the World Health Organization. Would you buy a self-driving car that couldn't drive itself in 99 percent of the country? Applications Ethics &am ...

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    Robots vs. Humans: Real Steel or Dumb Metal?

    ... Right from the start let's agree that the argument of humans or robots is getting close to being a dead heat in some areas. For example, NASA and General Motors built the 300 pound Robonaut2- or R2- a robot that is capable of using the same tools as ...

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    Viewpoint: AI will change our relationship with tech

    ... It seems likely that in 2012 a computer will pass the Turing Test- which might get us closer to a digital machine with true artificial intelligence (AI). Because right now the digital devices in our lives are quite insecure- they require constant reassura ...

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    SimSimi chatbot banned in Thailand

    ... The AI chat robot SimSimi has been making waves in Thailand over the past few weeks, being the latest craze for the smartphone savvy crowd. The AI does not know any Thai at all but it picked it up quickly and learned to chat quite proficiently in the matt ...

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    The Need for Autonomous Vehicle Law

    ... What happens if you get into a collision with an autonomous car? The development of autonomous cars is accompanied by numerous legal uncertainties that, if left unresolved, may discourage companies from investing in the development of such technologies, d ...

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    Be afraid: Robot experts say machines are catching up

    ... The idea of a robot coup d'etat is based on the sci-fi notion of "technological singularity"-- the point where machines become powerful enough to improve their own instruction sets and capabilities without human intervention, leading to a r ...

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    Google's self-driving car gets green light in Nevada

    ... The first fully licensed self-driven car a modified Toyota Prius won a special permit on Tuesday, the first of three applied for by Google, which allows it to be used on the state's roads, including the famous Las Vegas strip. Autonomous vehicles are ...

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    Robots at War: Scholars Debate the Ethical Issues

    ... The dawn of the 21st century has been called the decade of the drone. Unmanned aerial vehicles, remotely operated by pilots in the United States, rain Hellfire missiles on suspected insurgents in South Asia and the Middle East.Now a small group of scholar ...

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    The "evil" machine: An expression of our fears

    ... At times, we forget the magnitude of the havoc we can wreak by off-loading our minds onto super-intelligent machines, that is, until they run away from us, like mad sorcerers? apprentices, and drag us up to the precipice for a look down into the abyss. Et ...

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    Advances in technology to end China's dominance in world manufacturing, to...

    ... While China raced ahead to become a manufacturing superpower, India focused on IT services. Without the infrastructure and ability to displace populations, India had little choice. Applications Ethics & Social Issues Social Issues Robots jobs unemploy ...

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