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07/02/2020 - 13:16
A now-classic thought experiment illustrating this problem was posed by the Oxford philosopher Nick Bostrom in 2003. Bostrom...
26/11/2019 - 13:57
This normal-looking suburban couple weren’t exactly like other parents. Roy was an AI and robotics expert at MIT, Patel an eminent speech...
05/06/2019 - 11:57
The square, four-wheeled, winged machine can fly up stairs, roll over rough terrain, flatten itself or raise its body, and quickly move...
11/05/2019 - 13:21
There’s a concept from philosophy that describes this evolution — it’s called humanity’s expanding moral circle. The circle is the...
28/10/2018 - 14:23
The talking bot can supposedly identify joy, sadness, anger, and surprise and determine whether a person is in a good or bad mood—abilities...
16/10/2018 - 12:55
My colleague, who’d come out of a difficult bout of unemployment, simply could not believe that this justified his salary. It took him a...
30/06/2018 - 13:14
Imagine being refused health insurance - but when you ask why, the company simply blames its risk assessment algorithm. Or if you apply for...
24/04/2018 - 14:30
A working draft of the bank’s flagship World Development Report – which will urge policy action from governments when it comes out in the...
03/04/2018 - 15:43
But the OECD puts the US figure at about 10% and the UK's at 12%. Even so, it says many more workers face their tasks...
10/02/2018 - 12:28
While currently confined to science fiction, the singularity no longer seems beyond the realm of possibility. From larger tech...
29/04/2017 - 12:00
 An international competition for all ages, the 2nd Annual Robot Art competition’s goal is to challenge teams to produce...
27/04/2017 - 13:16
Now, something new has occurred that, again, quietly changed the world forever. Like a whispered word in a foreign language, you may have...

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