Civil Rights & Constitutional Law


Chatbot helps asylum seekers prepare for their interviews Springwise

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MarHub is a new chatbot developed by students at the University of California-Berkeley's Haas School of Business to help asylum seekers through the complicated process of applying to become an official refugee – which can take up to 18 months – and to avoid using smugglers. Finding the right information for the asylum process isn't easy, and although most asylum seekers are in possession of a smartphone, a lot of the information is either missing or out of date. The development team quickly realized that there was a gap in the market which they felt they could fill. What other original ways could we implement to help refugees and the process of asylum?


Google's Eric Schmidt says Hollywood-driven AI fears as unrealistic

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Google's DeepMind start-up, which was bought for 255 million ( 400 million) last year, is currently attempting to mimic the properties of the human brain's short-term working memory. Professor Stephen Hawking warned that humanity faces an uncertain future as technology learns to think for itself and adapt to its environment. Google's DeepMind start-up, which was bought for 255 million ( 400 million) earlier this year, is currently attempting to mimic the properties of the human brain's short-term working memory The ethics board, revealed by web site The Information, is to ensure the projects are not abused. Toyotal's home helper robot developer community and working prototype pictured Eric Schmidt's comments (right) follow a warning by Professor Stephen Hawking (left) that humanity faces an uncertain future as technology learns to think for itself and adapt to its environment The report by Human Rights Watch and the Harvard Law School International Human Rights Clinic was released as the United Nations kicked off a week-long meeting on such weapons in Geneva.


New report calls for ban on 'killer robots' amid UN meeting

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The report by Human Rights Watch and the Harvard Law School International Human Rights Clinic was released as the United Nations kicked off a week-long meeting on such weapons in Geneva. The report calls for humans to remain in control over all weapons systems at a time of rapid technological advances. It says that requiring humans to remain in control of critical functions during combat, including the selection of targets, saves lives and ensures that fighters comply with international law. But last year, more than 1,000 technology and robotics experts--including scientist Stephen Hawking, Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk and Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak--warned that such weapons could be developed within years, not decades.


New report calls for ban on 'killer robots' amid U.N. meeting

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The report by Human Rights Watch and the Harvard Law School International Human Rights Clinic was released as the United Nations kicked off a week-long meeting on such weapons in Geneva. The report calls for humans to remain in control over all weapons systems at a time of rapid technological advances. It says that requiring humans to remain in control of critical functions during combat, including the selection of targets, saves lives and ensures that fighters comply with international law. 'Eye in the Sky' takes on the rules of targeting terror But last year, more than 1,000 technology and robotics experts -- including scientist Stephen Hawking, Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk and Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak -- warned that such weapons could be developed within years, not decades.