"A key concern that all the experts bring up is the ethics of artificial intelligence.", Hard to say based on my experience interviewing some of the leading AI researchers and experts for my Podcast. No doubt, AI is impacting our lives in almost every aspect; and a lot more than we assume or expect. The big question is if and when AI is moving into general intelligence. Another key topic which came up in my interviews is AI & ethics.
No one predicted in 2007 how the iPhone would transform both society and the workplace, sparking an age of mobility that changed the way we talk, share and connect. Yet here we are in 2018, with apps creating billion dollar businesses and millions of people paying $1000 a pop for the iPhone X. We sit at the precipice of a new era of disruption in the workplace. Pundits and technologists have talked about the future of work for years, and 2018 may be the year that future finally arrives. The next massive transformation, however, will not rely on a single tool or device.
Nearly 200 companies have gathered in Tokyo to showcase the latest in robotic industry technology. Japan is hoping they are part of the answer to a labour shortage caused by an aging population. A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. Nearly 200 companies have gathered in Tokyo to showcase the latest in robotic industry technology. Japan is hoping they are part of the answer to a labour shortage caused by an aging population.
Malta is set to become the first country in the world to regulate services in the sector of artificial intelligence, blockchain and Internet of Things devices. Parliamentary secretary for financial services Silvio Schembri announced that a legal framework to regulate these sectors will be launched in the coming weeks. He said the law will satisfy anti money laundering and Know Your Client regulations, without stifling technological innovation. "This new regulator will help those who wish to invest in this sector to operate within a legal structure and gain the trust of millions of potential customers all over the world who want to make use of new services related to blockchain technology", Schembri told a blockchain conference in Dubai. During his visit to Dubai, Schembri also met up with representatives from Smart Dubai - an initiative by the Dubai government to promote smart technologies with the lofty ambition of turning the Arab emirate into the happiest city in the world.
It's no secret that AI is going to advance and grow beyond anything we could have imagined just decades ago, but is the future of AI going to be positive or negative? RS Components has collated the opinions and thoughts, in the form of well known quotes, of some of the biggest names in the science and technology industries to determine whether we should be excited about what the future of AI holds, or if its impact could be more negative than positive. Since 2012, the overall opinion of the future of AI has become more positive and more and more big names in science and tech appear to be embracing it rather than fearing it. The founder of Facebook has a much more positive outlook on the future of AI than physicist Stephen Hawking, with Zuckerberg believing that AI will improve humans' health and safety whilst Hawking believes that AI could, in fact, lead to the end of the human race as we know it. This suggests that the more we understand about AI, the more elements we'll recognise that have the potential to improve and enhance aspects of our lives.
Artificial Intelligence is part of our everyday life and we constantly hear stories about its application: Apple's personal assistant Siri, the learning thermostat Next, Tesla's self-driving car technology, Google's RankBrain, Amazon's purchase prediction AI, etc. As email marketing evolves it's only a matter of time before machine-learning-powered solutions take over human tasks like: Big Data processing, finding patterns in user behaviour, email content creation, lead nurturing, etc. But does this mean that email marketers will be replaced by much more efficient machines? May be it's too early to say. There are however a handful of ways Artificial Intelligence is going to affect email marketing.
A Harvard Belfer Center study commissioned by the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Agency (IARPA), Artificial Intelligence and National Security, predicted last May that AI will be as transformative to national defense as nuclear weapons, aircraft, computers and biotech. Advances in AI will enable new capabilities and make others far more affordable – not only to the U.S., but to adversaries as well, raising the stakes as the United States seeks to preserve its hard-won strategic overmatch in the air, land, sea, space and cyberspace domains. The Pentagon's Third Offset Strategy seeks to leverage AI and related technologies in a variety of ways, according to Robert Work, former deputy secretary of defense and one of the strategy's architects. In a forward to a new report from the market analytics firm Govini, Work says the strategy "seeks to exploit advances in AI and autonomous systems to improve the performance of Joint Force guided munitions battle networks" through: "By exploiting advances in AI and autonomous systems to improve the warfighting potential and performance of the U.S. military," Work says, "the strategy aims to restore the Joint Force's eroding conventional overmatch versus any potential adversary, thereby strengthening conventional deterrence." Spending is growing, Govini reports, with AI and related defense program spending increasing at a compound annual rate of 14.5 percent from 2012 to 2017, and poised to grow substantially faster in coming years as advanced computing technologies come on line, driving down computational costs.
The system was trained with public employment records, an ostensibly unbiased dataset. But even 20 years after sex-based discrimination was thrust into the media spotlight, the tech industry still hasn't fully corrected its gender imbalance. The job screening system "learns" that most software engineers are men and starts favoring male candidates over women. This dangerous scenario is one of many posited in "The Future Computed," a new book published by Microsoft, with a foreword by Brad Smith, Microsoft president and chief legal officer, and Harry Shum, executive vice president of Microsoft's Artificial Intelligence and Research group. The book examines the use cases and potential dangers of AI technology, which will soon be integrated into many of the systems people use everyday.
As internally developed artificial intelligence systems move from lab to deployment, the importance of creating unbiased, ethical systems is greater than ever. The challenge is that there is not a simple solution for companies to build ethical consideration into AI algorithms. But there are key things you can do early on that help. A machine learning algorithm can't tell you whether a decision is ethical or whether it will irreparably damage morale within your organization. It hasn't spent years honing its business intuition, the intuition that tells you that even though a recommendation looks right on paper, it will be poorly received by your client base.
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