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Turns Out Algorithms Are Racist

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It turns out that artificial intelligence may be just as bigoted as human beings. Last fall, it was discovered that a complex program used in image recognition software was producing sexist results--associating cleaning or the kitchen with women, for example and sports with men. The developers were disturbed, but perhaps it shouldn't have been so surprising. After all, Computers and software, even at their most sophisticated, are still in essence input-output systems. AI is "taught" by feeding it enormous amounts of pre-existing data--in this case, thousands upon thousands of photos.


The Boy who cried Robot: The Black Swan Singularity

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"There can be no gainsaying of the fact that a great revolution is taking place in the world today. In a sense it is a triple revolution: that is, a technological revolution, with the impact of automation and cybernation; then there is a revolution in weaponry, with the emergence of atomic and nuclear weapons of warfare; then there is a human rights revolution, with the freedom explosion that is taking place all over the world. Yes, we do live in a period where changes are taking place." There once was a shepherd boy who was bored as he sat on the hillside watching the village sheep. To amuse himself he took a great breath and sang out, "Wolf!


Saudi Arabia's robot citizen is eroding human rights

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In October last year, Saudi Arabia became the first country in the world to give a robot citizenship. When taking to the stage to announce "her" new status, Sophia said she was "very honored and proud for this unique distinction…It is historic to be the first robot in the world to be recognized with citizenship."


Robots will put millions out of work and worsen gender inequality

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Up to half of all jobs in Britain are vulnerable to a revolution in robotic technology and artificial intelligence that threatens to replace human workers with machines, … response to the economic challenge, with the establishment of a regulator to oversee the "ethical use of robotics and artificial intelligence".


World's first robot 'citizen' Sophia is calling for women's rights in Saudi Arabia

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A humanoid robot that once said it wanted to destroy humans is now calling for women's rights in Saudi Arabia, the chief executive of the company behind it said Tuesday.


Scholars Delve Deeper Into The Ethics Of Artificial Intelligence

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In 1941, science-fiction writer Isaac Asimov stated "The Three Laws of Robotics," in his short story "Runaround."


Why You Really, Really Care About Robots Getting 'Human' Rights

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In Estonia, where the digital state was invented, the government is hard at work on the legal status of robots. The question is: do artificial intelligences deserve "human" rights?


Panel aims to pull plug on killer robots

Boston Herald

A U.N. panel agreed yesterday to move ahead with talks to define and possibly set limits on weapons that can kill without human involvement, as human rights groups said governments are moving too slowly to keep up with advances in artificial intelligence that could put computers in control one day.


UN panel agrees to move ahead with debate on killer robots

Daily Mail

A U.N. panel agreed Friday to move ahead with talks to define and possibly set limits on weapons that can kill without human involvement, as human rights groups said governments are moving too slowly to keep up with advances in artificial intelligence that could put computers in control one day.


UN Panel Agrees to Move Ahead With Debate on 'Killer Robots'

U.S. News

A U.N. panel agreed Friday to move ahead with talks to define and possibly set limits on weapons that can kill without human involvement, as human rights groups said governments are moving too slowly to keep up with advances in artificial intelligence that could put computers in control one day.