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Why Automation and AI are Cool, Until They’re Not

Every day, there's more news about automation, machine learning and AI. Already, some vendors are touting their ability to replace salespeople and even data scientists. Interestingly, the very people promoting these technologies aren't necessarily...

Hobbyist scraped 40,000 Tinder selfies to make a facial dataset for AI experiments

Tinder users have many motives for uploading their likeness to the dating app. But contributing a facial biometric to a downloadable data set for training convolutional neural networks probably wasn’t top of their list when they signed...

Billionaire Jack Ma says CEOs could be robots in 30 years, warns of impact

Alibaba Chairman Jack Ma recently warned that society could see decades of pain thanks to disruption caused by the internet and the rise of robots and AI to different areas of the economy. In a...

DeepMind -NHS deal on millions of patient healthcare records is “cautionary tale”

A study of a deal which has allowed Google DeepMind access to millions of healthcare records argues that more needs to be done to regulate such agreements between public sector bodies and private technology...

Internet Privacy 2017: Expect No Privacy, Intelligence Layers Coming

There has never been a reasonable expectation of online privacy, and there never will be. Regardless of what you may have recently heard about joint resolutions or nullifications, nothing has changed. Internet Service Providers...

Elderly Boon or Bust for Self-Driving Cars, Depending

By Dr. Lance B. Eliot, the AI Insider for AI Trends and regular contributor You probably know about the old saying that a low mileage car driven by an elderly person is a good buy because...

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...

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