There is mounting public concern over the influence that AI based systems has in our society. Coalitions in all sectors are acting worldwide to resist hamful applications of AI. From indigenous people addressing the lack of reliable data, to smart city stakeholders, to students protesting the academic relationships with sex trafficker and MIT donor Jeffery Epstein, the questionable ethics and values of those heavily investing in and profiting from AI are under global scrutiny. There are biased, wrongful, and disturbing assumptions embedded in AI algorithms that could get locked in without intervention. Our best human judgment is needed to contain AI's harmful impact. Perhaps one of the greatest contributions of AI will be to make us ultimately understand how important human wisdom truly is in life on earth.
Before Kanye West gets to the White House, first, we'll have to survive the robot apocalypse brought about by his A.I.-powered doppelgänger. It's a very real piece of software created by a high school student from West Virginia. You can use Alexa in Amazon's app now, and it's really smart Robbie Barrat, a 17-year-old hip-hop fan and coding whiz, taught himself to code using open source software, according to a report from Quartz. Initially, the software simply rearranged 6,000 Kanye rap phrases to create new songs, but now the software has been modified to create original rap lines using the Kanye word bank. On the YouTube Page demonstrating the software's ability, Barrat says, "Excluding the beat; this song was written 100 percent by a deep neural network."