Artificial Intelligence

Power & Democracy

Deepfakes: When ‘Seeing is Believing’ becomes a thing of the past

Why deepfake technologies may have unprecedented implications for society, justice and politics, and why their development and open-sourcing must be reconsidered.

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Human & Machine

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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Human & Machine

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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Human & Machine

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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Human & Machine

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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Big Tech Giants
Power & Democracy

How social media defines our present democracy and how we must shape our future

In the past decade, we have seen our democracy radically altered. Social media has become completely ubiquitous in our political lives. We have seen both activists trying to improve their futures and bad actors trying to hijack the democratic system. All this has been facilitated by companies that do not seem to concern themselves with […]

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Power & Democracy

Let’s automate our policy makers as much as we can!

Fundamentally, the government and public servants, i.e. policymakers make innumerable decisions every day. These decisions do have an impact on people’s lives ranging from minor to life-changing. Policymakers have a huge responsibility to ensure transparency, accountability and recourse to appeal that is appropriate to the impact of the decision. Hence, policymakers have an important role […]

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War & Peace

History Repeats: Killer Robots follow Nuclear Weapons as the new Threat to Humanity

The beginning of the 20th century was dominated by many conflicts, where the First World War (WW1) and the Second World War (WW2) were the greatest and deadliest conflicts on a global scale. Going from WW1 and WW2 there were many technological advancements made, with nuclear weapons being the most important one. A single bomb […]

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War & Peace

Why autonomous weapons should be banned

In the present day, Artificial Intelligence (AI) is already playing a big role in our society. For example, AI is already used for proactive healthcare management, disease mapping, automated financial investing, virtual travel booking agents and many more. While many people are hyped for what the future will be with regards to AI, there is […]

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Power & Democracy

We Need New Rules For Controlling And Monitoring The Evolution Of AI

The spreading of Artificial Intelligence in a lot of different domains is not news anymore. Intelligent systems, self-learning algorithms, and interconnected technologies have become normal tools in our society, often raising concerns and preoccupations that such systems might one day be able to outsmart humans. However, these problems are not as immediate as other threats […]

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