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COMPAS software is used across the country to predict future criminals, and it's biased against black people.
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How AI can help us make a leap towards a bias-free world

You may not already know, but you are biased. Biased by the environment you grew up in, your gender, the things you watch on TV or YouTube, your skin tone, who you follow on Instagram, what type of papers you read and so on. The fact that you are reading this paper already tells that […]

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Warnings over an imminent AI singularity distract from the real threats.

The popular view that the gravest danger posed by AI is a singularity event that results in AI superintelligence and human redundancy is largely unfounded and misleading. The true danger flowing from AI is its potential abuse for purposes of psychological profiling and social engineering, notably to advance state power and/or corporate interest.  There is […]

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Smart Home, Dumb Choice

Smart home products, or ‘domotics’, are products that are aimed for home automation, resulting in a so-called smart home. Popular examples are doorbells equipped with cameras, remote controlled ovens, voice assistants like Alexa or Google Home and smart tv’s, which are the standard these days. These devices are often connected to the internet or a […]

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Why AI is Good News For Climate Change

Climate change is increasingly emerging as the issue of our time, but what role can AI play?

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AI in cities is the next step Forward

Why do we even need smart cities? The global population today is 7.8 billion and 58% of that lives in urbans areas. According to the United Nation the figure is expected to increase to 68% by 2050. Urbanization can have positive impacts such as improving the quality life of people moving out from rural areas, […]

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Artificial Love: A Match Made in Labs

It wasn’t long ago when the first “smart” phones hit the markets. In the 1990’s IBM released Simon, a full on “smartphone” that allowed people to send emails, use a calculator, and control their agendas. This phone had a price of $1.100 us dollars (about $2,200 dollars nowadays) which is far more expensive than most phones […]

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The Blackbox Breaks The Law

Depending on the choices humanity makes, Artificial Intelligence (AI) could become the greatest asset or our eventual undoing. To secure the human position as the parent of AI, a set of conditions must be implemented. These regulations need to address both the technological and societal aspects. Regarding the technical aspects of development, regulations should address […]

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Rights for robots in digital future times

It has been only a decade when the term “robot” was first used in a science fiction drama movie Rossumovi Univerzální Roboti or Rossum’s Universal Robots (R.U.R), written by Czech Karel Čapek in 1920 and it’s amazing to realize how robots have journeyed from science fiction to reality. Although the idea of a robot originated with just a science […]

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Disruption – Why mass adoption of AI could result in a wide-range of unemployment?

Introduction Hollywood and the popular mediums like to play with the idea of self aware robots rising to overthrow us in the distant future. However, what we sometimes fail to recognize is that Artificial Intelligence (AI) is no longer science fiction. While we still have a long way to go until we reach Artificial General […]

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AI – A future health professional’s best friend.

Medicine will evolve whether we like it or not. Medicine, like many other fields, changed over time. It is sometimes hard to believe that 170 years ago we still used bloodletting as a common form of healing the sick. Even though there was evidence that bloodletting was nothing more than pseudo science, some experts such […]

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