Expect to see better language understanding and an AI boom in China, among other things

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Bioethics with Jeffrey Kahn

December 15, 2016

Host, Tom Hall is joined by Dr. Jeffrey Kahn, the director of the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics. He stops by Midday from time to time to talk about how ethicists help us frame the questions we need to ask when we are confronted with new research possibilities, or new advances in science and technology. Today’s topic: Autonomous cars.

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The effort aimed at identifying criminals from their mugshots raises serious ethical issues about how we should use artificial intelligence

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Google’s DeepMind has announced a five-year agreement with a UK National Health Service (NHS) trust that will give it access to patient data to develop and deploy its healthcare app, Streams

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The common, and recurring, view of the latest breakthroughs in artificial intelligence research is that sentient and intelligent machines are just on the horizon. Machines understand verbal commands, distinguish pictures, drive cars and play games better than we do. How much longer can it be before they walk among us?

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Semantic Scholar triples in size and Microsoft Academic’s relaunch impresses researchers

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A central theme of HBO’s new sci-fi series “Westworld” is the question of what it means to be human

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A defense of the warnings about AI in philosopher Nick Bostrom’s book Superintelligence

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