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Machines of Loving Grace. Interview with John Markoff.


"Intelligent system designers do have ethical responsibilities." I have interviewed John Markoff, technology writer at The New York Times. In 2013 he was awarded a Pulitzer Prize. The interview is related to his recent book "Machines of Loving Grace: The Quest for Common Ground Between Humans and Robots, published in August of 2015 by HarperCollins Ecco. Do you share the concerns of prominent technology leaders such as Tesla's chief executive, Elon Musk, who suggested we might need to regulate the development of artificial intelligence?

Recruit Institute of Technology. Interview with Alon Halevy


" A revolution will happen when tools like Siri can truly serve as your personal assistant and you start relying on such an assistant throughout your day. To get there, these systems need more knowledge about your life and preferences, more knowledge about the world, better conversational interfaces and at least basic commonsense reasoning capabilities. I have interviewed Alon Halevy, Executive Director at Recruit Institute of Technology. What is the mission of the Recruit Institute of Technology? Alon Halevy: Before I describe the mission, I should introduce our parent company Recruit Holdings to those who may not be familiar with it.

Civility in the Age of Artificial Intelligence -


The definition of civility typically revolves around the rules, mores and assumptions for how we deal with each other. The previous talks in this series have focused on that kind of civility in a variety of human activities including sports, education, business and law enforcement. But I'm going to be talking about something that is not human--the increasingly clever computing technology that surrounds us. And how we think about, relate to and interact with this technology. For the title of this talk, I chose the most evocative term, artificial intelligence, or AI for short. It was "cooked up," as its author the mathematician John McCarthy once told me, for a grant proposal he wrote in 1955. He was seeking funds for a conference the following summer at Dartmouth College. It was a brainy marketing pitch.

The Disrupters: The New York Times' Steve Lohr on the future of big data and artificial intelligence - AEI


James K. Glassman is a visiting fellow at AEI, where he works on internet and communications policy in AEI's Center for Internet, Communications, and Technology Policy. He rejoined AEI in September 2013 after having served as undersecretary of state for public diplomacy and public affairs, during which time he led America's public diplomacy outreach and inaugurated the use of new internet technology in these efforts, an approach he christened "public diplomacy 2.0." Before his government service, Mr. Glassman was a senior fellow at AEI, where he specialized in economics and technology and founded The American, AEI's magazine. In addition to his government service, he was a former president of The Atlantic, publisher of The New Republic, executive vice president of US News & World Report, and editor-in-chief and co-owner of Roll Call. Steve Lohr has covered technology, business, and economics for The New York Times for more than 20 years.