Eric Schmidt Cashes In On Artificial Intelligence Arms Race

By Dan Cohen, Mintpress News. -

Mountain View, California - The United States is leading a new artificial intelligence arms race that could spell the end of humanity. Back in 2014, a few years before he died, Stephen [...]

How Artificial Intelligence Depends on Low-Paid Workers

By Anita Slater, Tribune Magazine -

When thinking of AI futures, the classic sci-fi tropes tell us that machines will one day take over and replace humans, with robots rendering work as we know it obsolete: the outcome will either [...]

Artificial (Un)intelligence And The US Military

By Michael Klare, Tom Dispatch. -

With Covid-19 incapacitating startling numbers of U.S. service members and modern weapons proving increasingly lethal, the American military is relying ever more frequently on intelligent robots [...]

I Quit My Job To Protest My Company’s Work On Building Killer Robots

By Liz O'Sullivan, -

When I joined the artificial intelligence company Clarifai in early 2017, you could practically taste the promise in the air. My colleagues were brilliant, dedicated, and committed to making the [...]

Artificial Intelligence May Destroy Humanity By Accident

By Lee Camp, Truthdig. -

The U.S. military has quietly said it wants 70 unmanned self-driving supply trucks by 2020. And seeing as $21 trillion has gone unaccounted for at the Pentagon over the past 20 years, when the [...]

Controversial AI ‘Lie Detectors’ Coming To EU Airports, Border Crossings

By Tyler Durden, -

Several European airports will deploy an AI-powered lie detector at border checkpoints in a trial run of the new technology, reports CNN.  When a passenger approaches customs, they will be asked [...]

Human Rights And Artificial Intelligence: The Challenge Of An Era

By Sherif Elsayed-Ali, -

A new set of principles—the Toronto Declaration—aims to put human rights front and centre in the development and application of machine learning technologies. In May 2018, Amnesty [...]

Google Sets Limits But Allows Work For Military

By Tom Simonite, Wired -

Earier this year, Google CEO Sundar Pichai described artificial intelligence as more profound to humanity than fire. Thursday, after protests from thousands of Google employees over a Pentagon [...]

Google Employee Opposition Derails Military AI Project

By Kate Conger, Gizmodo -

Google will not seek another contract for its controversial work providing artificial intelligence to the U.S. Department of Defense for analyzing drone footage after its current contract [...]