Law and Ethics of AI with Ryan Jenkins and Matt Scherer by Future of Life Institute

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Law and #Ethics of Artificial Intelligence
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  • The rise of artificial intelligence presents not only technical challenges, but important legal and ethical challenges for society, especially regarding machines like autonomous weapons and self-driving cars.
  • To discuss these issues, I interviewed Matt Scherer and Ryan Jenkins.
  • Matt is an attorney and legal scholar whose scholarship focuses on the intersection between law and artificial intelligence.
  • Ryan is an assistant professor of philosophy and a senior fellow at the Ethics and Emerging Sciences group at California Polytechnic State, where he studies the ethics of technology.
  • In this podcast, we discuss accountability and transparency with autonomous systems, government regulation vs. self-regulation, fake news, and the future of autonomous systems.

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An Introduction to Implementing Neural Networks using TensorFlow

An Introduction to Implementing Neural Networks using TensorFlow

  • This article on an introduction to implementing neural networks using TensorFlow, was posted by Faizan Shaikh.
  • If you have been following Data Science / Machine Learning, you just can’t miss the buzz around Deep Learning and Neural Networks.
  • Organizations are looking for people with Deep Learning skills wherever they can.
  • Starting with this article, I will write a series of articles on deep learning covering the popular Deep Learning libraries and their hands-on implementation.
  • After reading this article you will be able to understand application of neural networks and use TensorFlow to solve a real life problem.

This article on an introduction to implementing neural networks using TensorFlow, was posted by Faizan Shaikh. Faizan is a Data Science enthusiast and a Deep l…
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Using AI to help aging populations live better — microbiome may be the key

Using #AI to help Aging Populations Live Better  @UCSDnews  #IBMResearch

  • To help us do so, UC San Diego is launching a collaboration with IBM Research to enhance quality of life and independence for aging populations.
  • The new Artificial Intelligence for Healthy Living Center (AIHL), located on our La Jolla campus, will combine the technology, cognitive and life sciences strengths of IBM and UC San Diego.
  • At UC San Diego, we’re bringing together top researchers from across our campus including computer science and engineering, the San Diego Super Computer Center, cognitive science, the Center for Microbiome Innovation, medicine including psychiatry, and the Qualcomm Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology.
  • Hands-on research experience with UC San Diego and IBM scientists will be complemented by jointly taught classes and seminars, and will showcase opportunities for trainee and faculty projects.
  • This project is supporting 15 UC San Diego faculty members, along with 46 students, postdocs and research staff.

UC San Diego and IBM Research will use AI to study the impact of genetics and the human microbiome on the cognition of older adults.
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Senate set to approve self-driving cars for US roadways

Senate set to approve self-driving cars for US roadways

  • The US Senate today announced it had reached an agreement internally concerning self-driving car technology.
  • The Senate is expected to pass legislation on October 4th that would clear regulations and restrictions for manufacturers, in essence providing a clear path to putting driverless cars on the road.
  • The House passed legislation this summer in a bipartisan effort to ensure the US remains at the cutting-edge of driverless car development.
  • Earlier this year the the US Department of Transportation, in conjunction with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, released its updated guidelines for self-driving cars.
  • In the document, a series of safety considerations are provided to manufacturers with explicit mention that State governments should not regulate self-driving cars: – – NHTSA strongly encourages States not to codify this Voluntary Guidance (that is, incorporate it into State statutes) as a legal requirement for any phases of…

US Senators today announced and agreement to pass legislation that approves driverless cars on US roadways, to be voted on in October.
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Artificial Intelligence Might Run the World Better Than Humans Do

Artificial Intelligence Might Run the World Better Than Humans Do

  • Richard Dawkins posits an interesting idea, or at the very least a premise to a good science-fiction novel… – – When we come to artificial intelligence and the possibility of their becoming conscious we reach a profound philosophical difficulty.
  • I am a philosophical naturalist.
  • It hasn’t been done yet, we’re probably quite a long way away from it, but I see no reason why in the future we shouldn’t reach the point where a human made robot is capable of consciousness and of feeling pain.
  • We can feel pain, why shouldn’t they?

Will A.I. take us over, and one day look back on this time period as the dawn of their civilization? Richard Dawkins posits an interesting idea, or at the very least a premise to a good science-fiction novel…
When we come to artificial intelligence and the possibility of their becoming conscious we reach a profound philosophical difficulty. I am a philosophical naturalist. I am committed to the view that there’s nothing in our brains that violates the laws of physics, there’s nothing that could not in principle be reproduced in technology. It hasn’t been done yet, we’re probably quite a long way away from it, but I see no reason why in the future we shouldn’t reach the point where a human made robot is capable of consciousness and of feeling pain. We can feel pain, why shouldn’t they?
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Token sale

MAGOS AI ICO Reached Soft Cap! Sale ends in 2 days.


#magos #ai #ico #ethereum #bitcoin

  • The MAGOS Token Sale will begin on August 16th, 20:00 UTC.
  • The only official source for contribution addresses is MAGOS website.
  • For security reasons, we advise you to ignore the addresses from any other sources, including social medial channels.
  • The price of MAG token is initially set to 1995 MAG per ETH, and will be declining to a final rate of 1500 MAG per ETH, based on currently contributed ETH amount: – – Team members and advisors will have 18 months vesting with 6 months cliff.
  • This means we will mature 33% of our tokens each 6 months.

The minimum investment goal is 3,400 ETH. If this is not achieved by the end of the sale all the investments will be refunded. The maximum goal is 22,640 ETH.
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Establishment of the UNICRI Centre for Artificial Intelligence and Robotics in The Hague (The Netherlands) Signing of the Host Country Agreement The Hague, 7 September 2017. On Thursday 7 September, the Director of UNICRI, Cindy Smith, and the Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to the International Organizations, Johan van der Werff, signed the Host Country Agreement for the establishment of the first United Nations Centre for Artificial Intelligence and Robotics, in The Hague, The Netherlands. The benefits of AI and robotics will be of paramount importance for society in the years to come. Critical areas such as health, education, energy, economic inclusion, social welfare, the environment, as well as crime prevention, security, stability and justice, will benefit from the progress being made. However, this growth will not be costless if societies will not be prepared to take up the gauntlet to address relevant challenges, for the greater good. Many of these challenges also present opportunities that can be developed if the implications involved by this technological revolution are addressed from the very beginning. The Centre in The Hague is a crucial achievement of the programme on Robotics and AI that UNICRI launched in 2014 with the aim of progressing discussion on robotics and artificial intelligence governance. The Centre will contribute to enhance understanding of the risk-benefit duality of AI and Robotics through improved coordination, knowledge collection and dissemination, training, awareness-raising and outreach activities. The Centre will monitor global developments, promote the establishment of an international network in this area and contribute to policy making. Building consensus amongst concerned communities (national, regional, international, public and private) from theoretical and practical perspectives in a balanced and comprehensive manner is integral to the Centre’s approach. UNICRI is profoundly grateful to the Government of the Netherlands and the City of The Hague for making this historic initiative a reality and enabling the creation of a global Centre to discuss advances in this cutting-edge field.    lang: en_US

#TheHague to host the first United Nations Centre for #ArtificialIntelligence and #Robotics:

  • On Thursday 7 September, the Director of UNICRI, Cindy Smith, and the Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to the International Organizations, Johan van der Werff, signed the Host Country Agreement for the establishment of the first United Nations Centre for Artificial Intelligence and Robotics, in The Hague, The…
  • The Centre in The Hague is a crucial achievement of the programme on Robotics and AI that UNICRI launched in 2014 with the aim of progressing discussion on robotics and artificial intelligence governance.
  • The Centre will contribute to enhance understanding of the risk-benefit duality of AI and Robotics through improved coordination, knowledge collection and dissemination, training, awareness-raising and outreach activities.
  • The Centre will monitor global developments, promote the establishment of an international network in this area and contribute to policy making.
  • UNICRI is profoundly grateful to the Government of the Netherlands and the City of The Hague for making this historic initiative a reality and enabling the creation of a global Centre to discuss advances in this cutting-edge field.

The Hague, 7 September 2017. On Thursday 7 September, the Director of UNICRI, Cindy Smith, and the Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to the International Organizations, Johan van der Werff, signed the Host Country Agreement for the establishment of the first United Nations Centre for Artificial Intelligence and Robotics, in The Hague, The Netherlands.
Continue reading “Establishment of the UNICRI Centre for Artificial Intelligence and Robotics in The Hague (The Netherlands) Signing of the Host Country Agreement The Hague, 7 September 2017. On Thursday 7 September, the Director of UNICRI, Cindy Smith, and the Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to the International Organizations, Johan van der Werff, signed the Host Country Agreement for the establishment of the first United Nations Centre for Artificial Intelligence and Robotics, in The Hague, The Netherlands. The benefits of AI and robotics will be of paramount importance for society in the years to come. Critical areas such as health, education, energy, economic inclusion, social welfare, the environment, as well as crime prevention, security, stability and justice, will benefit from the progress being made. However, this growth will not be costless if societies will not be prepared to take up the gauntlet to address relevant challenges, for the greater good. Many of these challenges also present opportunities that can be developed if the implications involved by this technological revolution are addressed from the very beginning. The Centre in The Hague is a crucial achievement of the programme on Robotics and AI that UNICRI launched in 2014 with the aim of progressing discussion on robotics and artificial intelligence governance. The Centre will contribute to enhance understanding of the risk-benefit duality of AI and Robotics through improved coordination, knowledge collection and dissemination, training, awareness-raising and outreach activities. The Centre will monitor global developments, promote the establishment of an international network in this area and contribute to policy making. Building consensus amongst concerned communities (national, regional, international, public and private) from theoretical and practical perspectives in a balanced and comprehensive manner is integral to the Centre’s approach. UNICRI is profoundly grateful to the Government of the Netherlands and the City of The Hague for making this historic initiative a reality and enabling the creation of a global Centre to discuss advances in this cutting-edge field.    lang: en_US”

AI is revolutionizing neuromarketing

AI is revolutionizing neuromarketing on @venturebeat  #INBOUND17 #ai #ml

  • In recent years, AI has offered a huge boost to neuromarketing — the science of reading consumers’ minds to gauge their reactions to marketing stimuli.
  • When combined with AI-based facial recognition, biometric insights can offer even more accurate data about consumers’ responses to marketing messaging.
  • IBM’s Watson — the company’s computer system that answers questions delivered in natural language — doesn’t use biometric data to gauge the excitement at an event.
  • What makes these methods more than merely interesting is the fact that they provide the means to obtain data about consumers’ emotional reactions in real time and adjust marketing messages accordingly.
  • Once AI is fully adopted in neuromarketing processes, marketers will have the ability to call on consumers to crowdsource their marketing campaigns without the fear of collecting unreliable data.

An unfortunate fact about humanity is that people lie. While this is a chronic issue for human relations, it’s one that may be less of an issue for marketers of the future, thanks to non-human intervention.
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Many young fintechs won’t survive the digital revolution they unleashed

#Fintech a bubble? #Handelsblatt thinks so. What do you think? #Insurtech #ai #disruption

  • In a survey of bankers conducted by BearingPoint, a consulting firm, two-thirds of respondents were convinced that less than 20 percent of today’s fintechs will still be on the market in three years’ time.
  • And fintechs are even muscling into activities once dominated by big investment banks.
  • On the other hand, there have been few market exits in insurtech, the insurance industry’s equivalent to fintechs, Mr. Barkow added.
  • Ralph Hamers, boss of Dutch bank ING, is among the powerful bankers who believe the digital upheaval will transform the face of finance in a few years’ time.
  • “Some [fintechs] will survive and push the established banks forward in terms of service and management, but more as partners than competitors,” said Ms. von Schmettow of HSBC.

Digital change is turning the banking world upside-down. But many young fintechs won’t survive the revolution they unleashed.
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