The revenge of the philosophers: Artificial Intelligence #AI

When I started studying practical philosophy at the university at the age of 18, few others could see the benefits. Real jobs to train for was lawyer, financial experts, or engineer. And here we stand 26 years later, in a world where artificial intelligence will take over much of those people’s work, and where philosophy is crucial. Interesting times, indeed.

Ethics may be the next challenge for artificial intelligence engineers | Entertainment/Life | theadvocate.com

In shows like HBO’s “Westworld” and AMC’s “Humans,” Hollywood pits robots, with artificial intelligence, against humans.

Source: Ethics may be the next challenge for artificial intelligence engineers | Entertainment/Life | theadvocate.com

Enough with the extreme tech focus on #AI: If people don’t trust it – where are we heading?

Every day, we hear about the technological advancements of AI and people praising these advancements almost as if AI is a God. Meanwhile, the vast majority are not as converted yet. Of course, we can continue the development of AI without taking people’s trust into account. But I for sure don’t recommend it.

 

Also, both the poor and the wealthy, but not the middle class, are the most frequent users of AI devices, says Jurica Dujmović.

Source: What’s holding back artificial intelligence? Americans don’t trust it

#AI in self-driving cars and trucks is racing, but are we as humans keeping up?

Below is an interesting view of how artificial intelligence in cars, and trucks, is moving forward quickly, while we as humans sometimes are left behind. For many engineers, it seems the higher up on the automatic scale we come, the better. But we must always take into account how we as humans will interact with all this automation, and especially when the automation shuts down:

“Taking back control of a self-driving car might be relatively quick, but taking the right action might take a lot longer.”

We need more people to reflect on these vital questions.

Not Fast Enough: Human Factors in AI Self-Driving Cars for Control Transitions – AI Trends

You are driving your car and suddenly a child darts into the street from the sidewalk. You see the child in the corner of your eye, your mental processesSource: Not Fast Enough: Human Factors in AI Self-Driving Cars for Control Transitions – AI Trends

Apple is joining forces with others to create responsible #AI

While some say artificial intelligence is a way towards a society worse than today, others claim we could be heading in the right direction.

Apple Focuses On Artificial Intelligence, Avoid Threat, Responsible AI – Main Goal : Academics : University Herald

Apple joins The Partnership on AI to Benefit People and Society.

Source: Apple Focuses On Artificial Intelligence, Avoid Threat, Responsible AI – Main Goal : Academics : University Herald

#AI and ethics after Libratus won in poker

Long reflections on what happened when the artificial intelligence Libratus won against two players in poker. Basically, we should neither underestimate nor overestimate what this means.

AI can win at poker: but as computers get smarter, who keeps tabs on their ethics? | Technology | The Guardian

Artificial intelligence is fast at learning games, but applied to wider society it can have troubling outcomes

Source: AI can win at poker: but as computers get smarter, who keeps tabs on their ethics? | Technology | The Guardian

#AI and warfare

China is breaking the US monopoly of using artificial intelligence in warfare.

China Gains on the U.S. in the Artificial Intelligence Arms Race – The New York Times