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'We have to design for the human in mind': putting ethics into AI

'We have to design for the human in mind': putting ethics into AI

Artificial intelligence technologist Kriti Sharma is concerned the technology's benefits will be unequally shared.

  • by Ruth Williams

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Robots will be here to help: Business Council rejects jobs fears over automation
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Robots will be here to help: Business Council rejects jobs fears over automation

Australians are being urged to embrace the robots and other new technologies that will replace “routine” workers in the decade ahead.

  • by David Crowe
'There are no rules': the unforeseen consequences of sex robots
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'There are no rules': the unforeseen consequences of sex robots

The invention of sex robots poses difficult moral, ethical and legal questions.

  • by Andrew Taylor
AI-generated portrait smashes estimate, selling at auction for $612,000
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AI-generated portrait smashes estimate, selling at auction for $612,000

The price was far beyond the estimate of $US7000 to $US10,000 set for what Christie's called the portrait of a portly gentleman, who appears to be a man of the church.

Christie's to auction 'art work' created by artificial intelligence
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Christie's to auction 'art work' created by artificial intelligence

The AI-generated Portrait of Edmond Belamy depicts a slightly blurry chubby man in a dark frock-coat and white collar, possibly a man of the church.

Why R2D2 could be your child's teacher sooner than you think

Why R2D2 could be your child's teacher sooner than you think

Pint-sized and friendly, humanoid robots are now more than just fictional characters. They’re finding their way into new roles as teachers.

  • by Kristyn Sommer & Marie Boden
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Dad prepared me for the AI apocalypse, but all we got were dumb robots
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Dad prepared me for the AI apocalypse, but all we got were dumb robots

I was raised in a house designed to keep us safe when doomsday came, but now I live in one filled with idiot AI assistants and incompetent cleaners.

  • by Alice Clarke
Smarter together: Microsoft and Amazon make Cortana and Alexa play nice
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Smarter together: Microsoft and Amazon make Cortana and Alexa play nice

Smart assistant users in the US can now access Cortana through Echo speakers, and Alexa through Windows 10.

  • by Hayley Tsukayama
How Taiwan's online democracy may show future of humans and machines
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How Taiwan's online democracy may show future of humans and machines

The speed our society evolves has passed the speed of legislation, but it can catch up. The internet could be the facilitation, and AI could be the catalyst.

  • by Shuyang Lin
Brisbane AI to help with cancer treatment in an Australian first
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Brisbane AI to help with cancer treatment in an Australian first

The Australian-first research collaboration received $2.6 million in federal funding last week.

  • by Toby Crockford
Artificial intelligence poses critical question for Australia
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Artificial intelligence poses critical question for Australia

A few weeks ago I took my mother and her best friend, both aged in their 90s, to lunch. I decided to tell them about AI. Tears welled in Aunty Rosa's eyes. Too late, I remembered why.

  • by Alan Finkel