Human biases can become part of the technology people create, according to Nicos Savva, Associate Professor of Management Science and Operations at London Business School. A recent House of Lords Select Committee on Artificial Intelligence (AI) "AI in the UK: Ready, Willing and Able?" urged people using and developing AI to put ethics centre stage. The committee suggested a cross-sector AI Code, with five principles that could be applied globally including that artificial intelligence should "be developed for the common good and benefit of humanity" and should "operate on principles of intelligibility and fairness". The committee's chairman, Lord Clement-Jones, said in a statement: "The UK has a unique opportunity to shape AI positively for the public's benefit and to lead the international community in AI's ethical development, rather than passively accept its consequences." He added that "AI is not without its risks".
If your computer could talk, it would spill all sorts of secrets. This data could divulge a wealth of lucrative information you'd never want exposed to an unauthorized party. In this course we dive into writing our own keylogger tool for surveilling the target system to extract some of this sensitive information. I won't name names, but I tested these tools against three major Windows antivirus vendors and not one reported any malicious activity taking place. We'll utilize Python to create a tool that will collect keystroke inputs from a target Windows system.
The past two decades have seen the workplace transformed by digital advances. Gone are many traditional structures and practices, replaced with new ways of doing business, designed to support collaboration and digitally-enabled remote and flexible working. As the technology behind AI and robotics becomes more sophisticated, the number of jobs that remain untouched by automation will decrease. "To keep pace, businesses must rethink how they organise work, reinvent jobs, redeploy staff and implement robust plans for the future," says Lynda Gratton, professor of management practice at London Business School (LBS). There are also emerging social trends and shifting demographics to consider.
It's a threat that looms mind-bogglingly large: According to a January 2018 report from the Online Trust Alliance, there were 159,700 so-called cyber incidents and data breaches just last year -- 93% of which could've been prevented -- which led to an estimated $5 billion in collective losses. It shouldn't surprise you, then, to learn that trained ethical hackers are in high demand nowadays. They're the IT professionals who hunt down network vulnerabilities and keep the World Wide Web safe -- all while making a casual six-figure salary. You're in luck: The 2019 Ethical Hacker Master Class Bundle just went on sale for a fraction of its usual price. With 1,236 different lessons, it's a detailed, all-inclusive guide to making it as a white hat hacker.
There is a school of thought that ponders a dark, dystopian future where artificially intelligent machines brutally and coldly run the world, with humans as only a biological tool. From Hollywood blockbusters, to evangelic tech entrepreneurs, we've all been exposed to the possibility of this type of future, but have we all stopped to ponder how we should avoid it? Now, of course, all of this dystopia is many many decades away, and only one of several gazillion possible future outcomes. But that doesn't preclude getting the conversation started today. For me, and many others, it boils down to one simple thing: ethics.