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Can Alexa Lie?

A recent tabloid piece featuring a video of a woman asking Alexa if it was connected to the CIA. At the time, the Echo Dot she was speaking to did not respond to the...

Elon Musk’s newest company Neuralink wants to boost the brain to keep up with...

Serial entrepreneur Elon Musk has a new company — yes, another one — focused on developing the capabilities of the brain through technological augmentation. Neuralink, the new venture, officially broke cover thanks to a Wall...

Self-driving trucks: What will they mean for the nation’s truck drivers?

Roman Mugriyev was driving his long-haul 18-wheeler down a two-lane Texas highway when he saw an oncoming car drift into his lane just a few hundred feet ahead. There was a ditch to his...

The Business Ethics of Automation and Human Obsolescence

Income disparity has become an issue of note and consequence in the US and much of the developed world. But let’s be clear; middle and working class families are not worse off now than...

Robots create American jobs, not destroy them

More than two-thirds of American workers fear that robots will take over their jobs. But human capital leaders are predicting a much brighter future, one where automation can revitalize manufacturing in the United States...

Philosophy, public services and artificial intelligence

Luciano Floridi has a job title that might seem odd at first glance but has a strong underlying logic: professor of philosophy and ethics of information at the Oxford Internet Institute at the University...

Bill Gates Believes Robots That Steal Jobs Should Pay Taxes

Robots that steal human jobs should pay taxes, Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist Bill Gates has said. "Certainly there will be taxes that relate to automation. Right now, the human worker who does, say, USD 50,000...

AI and the importance of trust and respect – first impressions matter

We are hardwired for judgment. Our paths up from the primordial soup have imbued in us the spirit of quick conclusions, especially when it comes to one another. As Harvard Business School psychologist Amy...

EU to vote on declaring robots to be ‘electronic persons‘

Members of the European Parliament have voted to propose granting legal status to robots, categorising them as “electronic persons” and warning that new legislation is needed to focus on how the machines can be...

Why tech billionaires are throwing millions at ethical AI

Worried about a dystopian future in which AI rule the world and humans are enslaved to autonomous technology? You're not alone. So are billionaires (kind of). First it was the Partnership on AI formed...

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