Vatican weighs in on power, limits of artificial intelligence :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)

Vatican weighs in on power, limits of artificial intelligence  #ai

  • In terms of how this technology might transform the way we live, LeCun said that within the next few years or even decades, “there will be transformative applications” of artificial intelligence visible and accessible to everyone.
  • Artificial intelligence “is a very powerful technology,” he said, explaining that while he believes technologies in and of themselves are neutral, “it depends on what you end up using that technology for.
  • Artificial intelligence “would be a crucial key technology to facilitate communication between people,” he said, since the company’s main focus “is connecting people and we think that artificial intelligence has a big role to play there.”
  • As far as the discussion on artificial intelligence is concerned, Arber said it’s important to understand current developments, which include increasing dialogue as to whether research done on natural sciences can then be applied to the field of machinery and robotics.
  • A new conference at the Vatican drew experts in various fields of science and technology for a two-day dialogue on the “Power and Limits of Artificial Intelligence,” hosted by the Pontifical Academy for Sciences.

This week the Vatican hosted a high-level discussion in the world of science, gathering experts to discuss the progress, benefits and limits of advances in artificial intelligence.
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​Artificial Intelligence deal “biggest yet” for University of Auckland

#ArtificialIntelligence deal “biggest yet” for University of Auckland  #NZ #AI

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  • Artificial Intelligence deal “biggest ” for University of Auckland
  • Intelligent computers that look, think and react like humans are the latest technology being developed at the University of Auckland to become a commercial venture.
  • Dr Sagar won two academy awards for his work on the Avatar blockbuster, and becomes CEO of Soul Machines.
  • The company is developing a completely new user interface between humans and machines, based on technology created by Dr Mark Sagar and his team at the Auckland Bioengineering Institute (ABI) at the University of Auckland.

Intelligent computers that look, think and react like humans are the latest technology being developed at the University of Auckland.
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Now Is the Time to Ban Terminator-Like Robots

  • The moment we have AGIs the man in the middle will not be a man, but you will not be able to prove it any law preventing it is unenforceable.
  • Now Is the Time to Ban Terminator-Like Robots
  • And it is likely that robots will be better at applying the most straightforward laws of war than humans have proven to be.
  • But we are collectively responsible for considering these moral questions and deciding whether we want this technology to be used in war.
  • The decision to take a human life is a moral one, and a machine can only mimic moral decisions, not actually consider the implications of its actions.

The United States has on its Aegis-class cruisers a defense system that can track and destroy anti-ship missiles and aircraft. Israel has developed a drone, the Harpy, that can detect and automatically destroy radar emitters. South Korea has security-guard robots on its border with North Korea that can kill humans.
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