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    Trust me, I'm a robot

    ...  As robots move into homes and offices, ensuring that they do not injure people will be vital. But how? The Economist Technology Quarterly (June 8, 2006). "Last year there were 77 robot-related accidents in Britain alone, according to the Health and ...

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    Technology, Work and the Organization: The Impact of Expert Systems

    ... This article examines the near-term impact of expert system technology on work and the organization. First, an approach is taken for forecasting the likely extent of the diffusion, or success, of the technology. Next, the case of advanced manufacturing te ...

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    Armchair warlords and robot hordes

    ... New Scientist (October 28, 2006; Issue 2575: page 24 (subscription req'd). "It sounds like every general's dream: technology that allows a nation to fight a war with little or no loss of life on its side. It is also a peace-seeking citizen& ...

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    A Little Privacy, Please

    ... Computer scientist Latanya Sweeney helps to save confidentiality with "anonymizing" programs, "deidentifiers" and other clever algorithms. Whether they are enough, however, is another question. Scientific American. (June 17, 2007) Secu ...

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    Ethical Issues in Advanced Artificial Intelligence

    ... The ethical issues related to the possible future creation of machines with general intellectual capabilities far outstripping those of humans are quite distinct from any ethical problems arising in current automation and information systems. Such superin ...

  6. AI in the News

    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 ...

  7. AI in the News

    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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    Human Beings Not As Impressive As You Think

    ... A recent study suggests that computers can score student essays about as well as human beings. Les Perelman, a director of writing at MIT, isn't impressed:... The e-Rater’s biggest problem, he says, is that it can’t identify truth. He tells students ...

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