Ethics and Social Issues

Ethics and Social Issues

Japanese insurer to replace humans with AI

A Japanese insurance company reportedly is replacing 34 workers with an artificial intelligence system, and industry analysts say the same could start happening in the U.S. this year. Fukoku Mutual Life Insurance Company, a 94-year-old...

Here is more productive debate about productivity

Slumping productivity in the midst of rapid technological innovation presents a paradox. Information and communication technology (ICT) is experiencing a boom, as evidenced by impressive advances in computers and software, smartphones, and robotics. Yet,...

The long-term jobs killer is inconvenient villain – automation

The first job that Sherry Johnson, 56, lost to automation was at the local newspaper in Marietta, Ga., where she fed paper into the printing machines and laid out pages. Later, she watched machines...

World’s Largest Hedge Fund to Replace Managers with an AI System

The world’s largest hedge fund is building a piece of software to automate the day-to-day management of the firm, including hiring, firing and other strategic decision-making. Bridgewater Associates has a team of software engineers working...

White House: AI could boost productivity, increase wealth inequality

Artificial intelligence (AI) technology has the potential to boost productivity but increase wealth inequality and wipe out millions of jobs, a research report by the White House claimed on Tuesday. An increasing number of industries...

None of your data is private, Evernote reminds us

In case you needed another reminder that there's no such thing as true privacy online ... here it is: Note-taking app Evernote said this week that some of its employees will be able to access...

Full artificial intelligence is still light years away – here’s why

The future is here… or is it? With so many articles proliferating the media space on how humans are at the cusp of full AI, it’s no wonder that we believe that the future...

IEEE publishes draft report on ethical challenges in AI design

More than 100 experts in artificial intelligence (AI) and ethics are attempting to advance public discussion surrounding the ethical considerations of AI. As the tech world pushes forward with the development of artificial intelligence, the...

Beware of Technology-Induced Morality : Zeynep Tufekci’s talk on AI

With technology seeming to become more advanced with each day that passes, understanding the roles of ethics and morality is of extreme importance, which is exactly what Zeynep Tufekci's TED talk on artificial intelligence...

Is Artificial Intelligence More A Than I?

DeepMind has surpassed the human mind on the Go board. Watson has crushed America’s trivia gods on Jeopardy. But ask DeepMind to play Monopoly or Watson to play Family Feud, and they won’t even...