With the recent progress in artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms, dramatic increase in computational capacities, and availability of big data necessary for training deep neural networks, a lot of AI applications became available at the market and automation tendencies started to penetrate all spheres of human activities and all industries. While the topic of AI has been getting a lot of media coverage and public attention, profound research on its socio-economic and policy effects, especially with regard to entrepreneurship, has yet to be developed. Moreover, methodological papers in artificial intelligence field have been mainly published in very technical venues and it is difficult for a broader publics to grasp the most recent developments in this area. Therefore, the purpose of this special issue is to address these shortcomings. This special issue is the first initiative to interact the technical and methodological papers in AI with papers exploring socio-economic, entrepreneurship and policy effects of AI.
AI Magazine is an official publication of the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI). It is published four times each year in fall, winter, spring, and summer issues, and is sent to all members of the Association and subscribed to by most research libraries. Back issues are available on-line (issues less than 18 months old are only available to AAAI members). The purpose of AI Magazine is to disseminate timely and informative expository articles that represent the current state of the art in AI and to keep its readers posted on AAAI-related matters. The articles are selected for appeal to readers engaged in research and applications across the broad spectrum of AI.
Research article: Soft ethics, the governance of the digital and the General Data Protection Regulation Luciano Floridi Research article: The fallacy of inscrutability Joshua A. Kroll Opinion piece: Constitutional democracy and technology in the age of artificial intelligence Paul Nemitz Research article: Artificial intelligence policy in India: a framework for engaging the limits of data-driven decision-making Vidushi Marda Research article: Algorithms that remember: model inversion attacks and data protection law Michael Veale, Reuben Binns, Lilian Edwards Research article: Ethical governance is essential to building trust in robotics and artificial intelligence systems Alan F. T. Winfield, Marina Jirotka Research article: Apples, oranges, robots: four misunderstandings in today's debate on the legal status of AI systems Ugo Pagallo Research article: Democratizing algorithmic news recommenders: how to materialize voice in a technologically saturated media ecosystem Jaron Harambam, Natali Helberger, Joris van Hoboken
AI is shaping the world, who will be shaping AI? The future may be uncertain, but one certainty is that today's youth will be central to shaping it. Acorn Aspiration's mission is to empower and assist teens in learning and shaping the future of AI for positive contributions to the world. More than 1500 young people have participated in Acorn's Bootcamps/Hackathons, Accelerator programs, and conferences to date. Acorn's latest initiative, TeensInAI, was launched at the UN AI for Good Summit in May, and followed by a 5-day Bootcamp/ Hackathon.
In the beginning of June, Neovision welcomed three new collaborators. With this additional potential, Neovision will continue to perform and match the challenges related to the deployment of Artificial Intelligence. A phenomenon that affects a growing number of companies, which are working on their digital transformation, as evidenced by the newly launched projects with EDF and Michelin! More than ever, Neovision remains attached to its values and makes AI accessible to everyone.
Leaders in AI applications will talk about their personal paths from being research-focused grad students to results-focused product leaders. They will share lessons learned from which parts of academia did (and did not) carry over to making AI work in the real-world, and provide guidance to people pursuing a similar path.
For New York Magazine's May 14 to 27, 2018, issue cover story, the Cut's senior writer Allison P. Davis met Henry (pictured), the first male sex robot to become reality, whose creators believe he is the future. Their goal is to create robots that are entertaining and conversational enough to be companions rather than just elaborate sex toys. Based on the fact that humans have an astonishing ability to feel empathy and love for inanimate objects and nonhuman entities (think: cats, plants, cars, and the like), Matthias Scheutz, who runs the Human Robot Interaction Lab at Tufts University, tells Davis that it would be "basically impossible" to prevent people from forming emotional bonds with robots. Though Davis says she went into the story expecting to learn how technology and robotics need to develop in order for people to actually want to have sex with robots, she came out of the experience with a completely different understanding of what will happen. "Let's just say after meeting Henry, I will never think about falling asleep with my computer on my bed in the same way," says Davis.
Technology's tentacles have encroached every aspect of our lives. Sitting in the comfort of your home you can tune in to live discussions and gain new understanding about technologies that are reshaping our world view. NDTV Tech Conclave 2018 saw a congregation of leading minds in the technology, mobile, and digital industries. The conclave aimed to showcase and create opportunities by bringing together many of the top entrepreneurs, investors, enterprise leaders, academics, and policymakers from around the world. The moderator of this session outlined two diametrically opposite views of AI and threw it open to the panelists.