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11.18.2019 Trying to solve poverty, crime, and disease with (often biased) technology doesn’t address their root causes. Designed to mitigate poaching, Intel’s TrailGuard AI still won’t detect poaching’s likely causes: corruption, disregarding the rule of law, poverty, smuggling, and the recalcitrant demand for ivory. PHOTOGRAPH: CAROLYN VAN HOUTEN/THE WASHINGTON POST/GETTY IMAGES Excerpt: “While AI for good...
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Justin Haner is a doctoral candidate at Northeastern who studies autonomous weapons systems. Photo by Ruby Wallau/Northeastern University Article by Molly Callahan November 15, 2019 Snippet: In 2018, a Russian state-run news agency announced that Russian forces had deployed a remote-controlled robotic tank to Syria. Despite all this, Haner and Garcia found that there is little oversight or regulation...
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Hudson Institute Streamed live on Nov 14, 2019 The onset of 5G wireless technology will transform how we use the Internet and interact with other technologies, from the smart grid and AI to driverless cars. The United States and China are engaged in a global struggle for 5G supremacy. The Chinese telecom equipment giant Huawei...
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21 Oct 2019 Experts representing a diversity of views on autonomous weapons systems collaborate on a realistic policy roadmap By Ronald Arkin, Leslie Kaelbling, Stuart Russell, Dorsa Sadigh, Paul Scharre, Bart Selman and Toby Walsh Editor’s Note: The debate on autonomous weapons systems has been escalating over the past several years as the underlying technologies evolve to...
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The interpretations, positions and recommendations contained in this report cannot be attributed to either the members of the working group or the reviewers. The content of this report is the sole responsibility of The Shift Project. Report: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1CFFQh0fmtOvGoIl1bw6URoW9rSLyZiB9/view Cover photo credit: Carlos Irineu Da Costa ‘Digital sobriety’ can halt tech-fuelled global warming, says report Less of...
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Getty Images. GETTY Source: https://www.forbes.com/sites/kalevleetaru/2019/08/06/we-need-to-better-educate-the-public-about-ais-limitations/#51266eb260bb by Kalev Leetaru Excerpts Deep learning’s magic-like capabilities mask its very real limitations. To the general public, AI systems stand poised to sweep aside humanity itself, with algorithms replacing human workers and killer robots ready to run amok. Policymakers rush to consider legislation for self-aware machines, the future of capitalism in a...
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As noted from the article: Grave concerns: most notably that automation and AI threaten to disrupt the labour market, as machines become capable of doing people’s jobs. Indeed, if left unmanaged, 4IR could dramatically increase inequality, whereby the riches flow to the owners of capital and technology while the poor become even poorer as they...
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The advent of so-called disruptive technologies – those that fundamentally alter the way we live, work and relate to one another – provides criminals with new ways to pursue their illegal goals, but also equips law enforcement with powerful tools in the fight against crime. To remain relevant and effective, it is necessary for law...
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Source: https://reallifemag.com/the-algorithmic-colonization-of-africa/ Abeba Birhane July 18, 2019 Abeba Birhane is a PhD candidate in Cognitive Science at University College Dublin. Her interdisciplinary research, which intersects between embodied cognition, digital technology studies, and critical data science, explores the dynamic and reciprocal relationships between individuals, society and digital technologies. She is a contributor to Aeon Magazine and blogs regularly about cognition, AI, ethics...
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Timothy Schoechle, PhD is an international consultant in computer and communications engineering and policy based in Boulder, Colorado. He is a Senior Research Fellow of the National Institute For Science, Law and Public Policy (NISLAPP). PDF http://electromagnetichealth.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/What-is-5G-and-why-do-we-care.doc.pdf?fbclid=IwAR3CZG9aNspnzMdRxJZIM4x3FOa81Oro4od1OE6rTOHr8aaUkJic9xl7BOg Conclusion Some combination of 5G/4G may well become part of the wireless access network over the coming decade. However,...
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