AI News Round Up

Here are some AI related news features I spotted recently.

Here’s an interesting prediction from Jack Ma, head of Alibaba – `more pain than gain.’

https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2017/apr/24/alibaba-jack-ma-artificial-intelligence-more-pain-than-happiness

If a company uses AI to design and manufacture a car, and that car tends to catch fire, who is to blame; the company, or the intelligence that created the on-board electronics/software?

http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/law-needs-reshaped-as-ai-and-robotics-alter-employment-81001194/?utm_source=page-popup

ai-brain circuitry

Apparently AI is racist and sexist, and a woman has started a campaign against that;

http://www.voice-online.co.uk/article/west-norwood-mum-starts-campaign-against-racist-ai

A Royal Society study reveals it’s more concerned with `bias’ being programmed into AI, rather than the huge impact on the UK jobs market. So yeah, bit racist HAL 9000 then…

http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/royal-society-we-must-take-action-ai-machine-learning-safeguard-our-futures-1618401

Hard to see how a mere 8.6Million will go anywhere in respect to developing driverless vehicles. A pittance compared to amounts being put in by Google, Amazon and others. But I guess it keeps a few academics in Prosecco for a few years…

http://techcitynews.com/2017/04/24/oxfords-ai-firm-oxbotica-to-lead-driverless-car-consortium-following-8-6m-innovate-uk-grant/

driverless VW

Notice this VW prototype could carry passengers like a taxi, commuters to work/meetings, or deliver packages to a pick up point if converted to a windowless van.

VW put $180 million into driverless vehicles and voice recognition tech. Bit more than than the pitiful Oxbot project mentioned above.

http://www.itpro.co.uk/strategy/28445/volkswagen-and-delphi-charge-forward-on-driverless-cars

Hope you enjoyed the links and if you see something interesting on the subject of AI, its impact on jobs and how we can fund UBI, then post a link or comment below.

 

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