Researchers: Deep Learning Vision Is Very Different from Human VisionMistaking a teapot shape for a golf ball, due to surface features, is one striking example from a recent open-access paper
AI: Think About Ethics Before Trouble ArisesA machine learning specialist reflects on Micah 6:8 as a guide to developing ethics for the rapidly growing profession
Can an Algorithm Be Racist?No, the machine has no opinion. It processes vast tracts of data. And, as a result, the troubling hidden roots of some data are exposed
1: IBM’s Watson Is NOT Our New Computer OverlordAI help, not hype: It won at Jeopardy (with specially chosen “softball” questions) but is not the hoped-for aid to cancer specialists
4: Making AI Look More Human Makes It More Human-like!AI help, not hype, with Robert J. Marks: Technicians can do a lot these days with automated lip-syncs and smiles but what’s behind them?
9: Will That Army Robot Squid Ever Be “Self-Aware”?AI help, not hype: What would it take for a robot to be self-aware?
AI and the Future of MurderIf I kill you but upload your mind into an android, did I murder you or just modify you?
The Death of the Ad Agency Was Widely PublicizedBut, like so many industries, advertising turned out to be weathering the digital storm after all
A recent surge in jobs could be temporary. But it’s beginning to look as though the iconic ad culture is adjusting to the digital age. There's a film in that too. Probably a lot of them.Read More ›
Is Free Will a Dangerous Myth?The denial of free will is a much more dangerous myth
You Have Just Six EmotionsAt least it would be easier for the machines if we did
Ethics for an Information SocietyBecause machines can’t learn to solve their own ethical problems
Hell Is a “Parasocial” PlaceWhere your "friends" may not even exist
Why Mind Matters Matter
Host Robert J. Marks introduces the breadth of issues that will be covered on the Mind Matters podcast, from job displacement to human flourishing in a world increasingly run by our algorithms. In brief, Mind Matters will bring natural and artificial intelligence head to head in the areas of research, application and education. Read More ›