Conscious machines would also raise troubling legal and ethical problems. Would a conscious machine be a “person” under law and be liable if its actions hurt someone, or if something goes wrong? To think of a more frightening scenario, might these machines rebel against humans and wish to eliminate us altogether? If yes, they represent the culmination of evolution

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If we want to live a moral life, how should we treat animals or complex artificial intelligence? What kinds of rights should non-humans have? Harvard Law Professor and world-renowned bioethics expert Glenn Cohen shares how our current moral vocabulary may be leading us into fundamental errors and how to face the complex moral world around us

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Computer scientists, cognitive scientists, and legal scholars say AI systems should be able to explain their decisions without revealing all their secrets

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From policing and healthcare to defence and dating sites AI is being woven into the fabric of our lives – for better and for worse

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At Stanford and Google, Fei-Fei Li is leading the development of artificial intelligence—and working to diversify the field

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Mistaken extrapolations, limited imagination, and other common mistakes that distract us from thinking more productively about the future

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There are many ethical challenges presented by AI. Google’s machine learning division, DeepMind, has decided to try address some of the most contentious problems by establishing its own ethics and society team

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If developed and used sensitively, artificial intelligence systems could go a long way to mitigating these inequalities by removing human bias. A careless approach, however, could make the situation worse

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