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Driverless cars offer new forms of control – no wonder governments are keen

Driverless cars offer new forms of control – no wonder governments are keen | Robotics and AI Expert Systems | Scoop.it
Far from setting us free, autonomous vehicles are set to enable new forms of surveillance and oppression.
Carol Hancox's insight:
ethics of driverless cars - real ethics is Govt control of citizens and surveillance
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Instagram star isn't what she seems. But brands are buying in

Instagram star isn't what she seems. But brands are buying in | Robotics and AI Expert Systems | Scoop.it
Like many other influencers, Lil Miquela Miquela posts photos of herself wearing high-end designer clothing with cleverly crafted captions. But there's one major thing that's different about her.
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Digital supermodel revealed - uses CGI and AI
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Arizona Uber crash driver was 'watching TV'

Arizona Uber crash driver was 'watching TV' | Robotics and AI Expert Systems | Scoop.it
The police report suggests the safety operator was streaming The Voice just before a fatal collision.
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The man who was fired by a machine

The man who was fired by a machine | Robotics and AI Expert Systems | Scoop.it
When a machine decided Ibrahim Diallo no longer worked at his office there was little any human could do.
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When automation goes too far and humans cannot override the system - guy was fired and locked out of his office and IT system by the AI system at work
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AI gives silenced radio journalist his voice back

AI gives silenced radio journalist his voice back | Robotics and AI Expert Systems | Scoop.it
Neural networks have given political radio journalist Jamie Dupree the ability to speak once more.
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Use of neural networks to recreate the journalists voice - using recordings of previous shows
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When robots are your co-workers - Manufacturing, Transport & Logistics

When robots are your co-workers - Manufacturing, Transport & Logistics | Robotics and AI Expert Systems | Scoop.it
In the smart factories of the future, robots are likely to perform the tasks no-one else wants to.
Carol Hancox's insight:
Robots in the workforce, likely to be taking the jobs we dont want to do, whether they are mundane or due to H & S
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Driverless shuttles will beat other autonomous vehicles to the road

Driverless shuttles will beat other autonomous vehicles to the road | Robotics and AI Expert Systems | Scoop.it
College campuses, office parks, housing developments are ideal for self-driving shuttles.
Carol Hancox's insight:
Driverless Cars - accepted trends using as shuttle eg airport, campus
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Self-Driving Cars: The Complete Guide

Self-Driving Cars: The Complete Guide | Robotics and AI Expert Systems | Scoop.it
The complete history of autonomous vehicles, from their birth in a chaotic skunkworks race to their future as a global industry.
Carol Hancox's insight:
Wired Guide to Self Driving cars
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Your Private Tech Pod on Wheels: A Glimpse Inside the Future of Autonomous Vehicles

Your Private Tech Pod on Wheels: A Glimpse Inside the Future of Autonomous Vehicles | Robotics and AI Expert Systems | Scoop.it
Self-driving cars will change the customer experience in exciting ways. Voice technology is already adding a new dimension to the UX of autonomous vehicles.
Carol Hancox's insight:
A glimpse inside the future design of driverless cars
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This barista took 34 complex orders in 49 seconds - three times faster than a human

This barista took 34 complex orders in 49 seconds - three times faster than a human | Robotics and AI Expert Systems | Scoop.it
An AI system took a complex order of 34 coffees three times as fast as a human barista.
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AI developed coffee ordering system can use voice recognition to take down your individual coffee order
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Which are the top autonomous vehicle ready countries?

Which are the top autonomous vehicle ready countries? | Robotics and AI Expert Systems | Scoop.it
Netherlands emerged on top of autonomous vehicle ready countries list; US ranked third, as per KPMG's AV Readiness Index
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Autonomous vehicle - readiness scale
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Are you scared yet? Meet Norman, the psychopathic AI

Are you scared yet? Meet Norman, the psychopathic AI | Robotics and AI Expert Systems | Scoop.it
Norman is an artificial intelligence which sees death and destruction in everything.
Carol Hancox's insight:
AI Norman trained to be sinister
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4 tips for developing better data algorithms

4 tips for developing better data algorithms | Robotics and AI Expert Systems | Scoop.it
Algorithm quality can affect whether your company makes the right or wrong decisions. Here are some ways to make your business smarter.
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Babylon claims its chatbot beats GPs at medical exam

Babylon claims its chatbot beats GPs at medical exam | Robotics and AI Expert Systems | Scoop.it
The Royal College of General Practitioners disputes the abilities of Babylon's software.
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Can we trust AI if we don't know how it works?

Can we trust AI if we don't know how it works? | Robotics and AI Expert Systems | Scoop.it
"Deep learning" algorithms are becoming so complex their creators don't understand how they work.
Carol Hancox's insight:
When is it right to trust an AI system when we do or do not know how it works? AI will become more advanced than humans but we will need to know why a decision was reached in some cases or all?
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IBM robots hold convincing debate against humans

IBM robots hold convincing debate against humans | Robotics and AI Expert Systems | Scoop.it
The robot was asked to make a case for government-subsidised space research - a topic it hadn't studied in advance but championed fiercely.
Carol Hancox's insight:
AI debating machine - access to large amounts of research to support their arguments but may not be as tactful as a human - debating has a huge range of rules which makes this an AI challenge
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BBC - Future - The chef that never sleeps

BBC - Future - The chef that never sleeps | Robotics and AI Expert Systems | Scoop.it
Do our increasingly busy lives mean we have less time to cook at home? If so, robotics might be about to lend a helping hand.
Carol Hancox's insight:
Stirminator - a robotic chef of the not too distant future - trained to mimic top chefs.
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Algorithmic Injustice

Algorithmic Injustice | Robotics and AI Expert Systems | Scoop.it
Don’t blame the algorithm — as long as there are racial disparities in the justice system, sentencing software can never be entirely fair.
Carol Hancox's insight:
Discrimination being built into software just like real life
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Growth of AI could boost cybercrime and security threats, report warns | Technology | The Guardian

Growth of AI could boost cybercrime and security threats, report warns | Technology | The Guardian | Robotics and AI Expert Systems | Scoop.it
Experts say action must be taken to control artificial intelligence tech
Carol Hancox's insight:
AI needs to be controlled and potential for misuse looked into to make sure that it is not.
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NTSB: Uber’s sensors worked; its software utterly failed in fatal crash

NTSB: Uber’s sensors worked; its software utterly failed in fatal crash | Robotics and AI Expert Systems | Scoop.it
Driver says she was looking at an Uber touchscreen, not a smartphone, before crash.
Carol Hancox's insight:
Reliability concerns with Driverless cars - fatal crash in Arizona - research identifies that it was the sofware that failed not the sensors
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Nanogirl Michelle Dickinson: Will robots teach your children their manners?

Nanogirl Michelle Dickinson: Will robots teach your children their manners? | Robotics and AI Expert Systems | Scoop.it
COMMENT: Kids can demand digital assistant do what they want, with no need for politeness.
Carol Hancox's insight:
Google - Pretty Please - programmed to reward users who are polite, in an effort to make sure that humans dont lose their manners.
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This Washington Post fact check was chosen by a bot

This Washington Post fact check was chosen by a bot | Robotics and AI Expert Systems | Scoop.it
Automation is already helping fact-checkers publish their work.
Carol Hancox's insight:
Fact checking robot being used by newspaper
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Tech Tent: Can AI make it to number one?

Tech Tent: Can AI make it to number one? | Robotics and AI Expert Systems | Scoop.it
Rory Cellan-Jones meets the musician using artificial intelligence to become top of the pops.
Carol Hancox's insight:
AI to composes music - but is it good enough to be number one in the charts
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