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The Development of AI Ethics Must Keep Pace with Innovation

The ability of artificial intelligence to make ethically sound decisions is a hot topic in debates around the world. The issue is particularly prevalent in discussions...

Yoshua Bengio A Father of AI, is Concerned for Its Future

Yoshua Bengio is a grandmaster of modern artificial intelligence. Alongside Geoff Hinton and Yan LeCun, Bengio is famous for championing a technique known as deep learning that in recent years...

We Need AIs that Proactively Does Good, Not Just Avoids Doing Egregious Harm

Guest Editorial by Dr. Ben Goertzel As AI technology rapidly transitions from research and science fiction into industry, commerce and everyday life, the ethics of...

Apple’s Tim Cook Warns Against the ‘Data Industrial Complex’

Apple’s  CEO Tim Cook has joined the chorus of voices warning that data itself is being weaponized against people and societies — arguing that the...

Time for the AI Team to Include a Qualified Therapist

By Leila Entezam, Principal, EQ-Centered Design Is your company using AI? Considering it? Looking into Artificial Empathy? Before you go any further, consider this: A Google...

Interview with Robert Viola of DG Connect on Future of AI in Europe

By Roberto V. Zicari, editor ODBMS.org I recently interviewed Roberto Viola, Director General of DG CONNECT (Directorate General of Communication Networks, Content and Technology) at the European Commission. We talked about...

We Need to be Examining the Ethics and Governance of Artificial Intelligence

Growing up, one of my favorite movies was Steven Spielberg’s Minority Report. I was fascinated by the idea that a crime could be prevented before it occurred....

Ethics Forum at Harvard Points to Urgency of AI and Ethics Discussion

An elite group of academics, scientists, researchers and standard-setters came together recently at Harvard University to bring new urgency to a discussion of AI...

Microsoft Commits $40M to Exploration of “AI for Human Good” Use Cases

Microsoft is embarking on a five-year, $40m programme to explore how artificial intelligence (AI) can be used to bolster the response of non-governmental organisations (NGOs) to...

Canadian Firms Lagging in AI Adoption, Report Finds

In spite of Canada’s reputation as a hotbed of artificial intelligence, AI deployment has not yet been a “real success” for the country’s companies,...






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