Will Artificial Intelligence Enhance or Hack Humanity?
This week, I interviewed Yuval Noah Harari, the author of three best-selling books about the history and future of our species, and Fei-Fei Li, one of the pioneers in the field of artificial intelligence.
In the News
Vue AI raises 17 million for AI-driven retail products
AI in commerce is a fast-growing — and highly lucrative — industry.
The once-hot robotics startup Anki is shutting down after raising more than $200 million
It’s a hard, hard fall.
Ladder Spotlight: Performance Marketing & Automated Data-Science
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The Methodology and Ethics of Targeting
Governments and companies can now model and predict the beliefs, preferences, and behaviour of small groups and even individuals - allowing them to “target” interventions, messages, and services much more narrowly. These new forms of targeting present huge opportunities to make valuable interventions more effective, for example by delivering public services to those most in need of them. However, the use of more fine-grained information about individuals and groups also raises huge risks, challenging key notions of privacy, fairness, and autonomy.
Forget about artificial intelligence, extended intelligence is the future
We should challenge the cult of Singularity. AI won't take over the world
I Quit My Job to Protest My Company’s Work on Building Killer Robots
I never could have predicted that two years later, I would have to quit this job on moral grounds. And I certainly never thought it would happen over building weapons that escalate and shift the paradigm of war.
Here Come AI-Enabled Cameras Meant to Sense Crime Before it Occurs
Imagine it were possible to recognize not the faces of people who had already committed crimes, but the behaviors indicating a crime that was about to occur.
What Is AI Anyway?
Together with Hannah Fry, Murray Shanahan, Ali Eslami and Kimberly Stachenfeld from British AI company DeepMind guide you through the world of AI to find out what it really is (and what it’s not).
Studying the behavior of AI
A new paper frames the emerging interdisciplinary field of machine behavior