Peter Singer on Suffering in Humans, Animals, and AI

Peter Singer on Suffering in Humans, Animals, and AI

Lex Fridman interviews Peter Singer in this enlightening episode of his podcast. Peter Singer is a professor of bioethics at Princeton, best known for his... Details
Google’s TensorFlow gets a new test for training data leaks

Google’s TensorFlow Gets a New Test for Training Data Leaks

Google late last month debuted experimental tests for its TensorFlow Privacy library designed to reduce the degree to which machine learning models leak identifiable personal... Details
Should Conscious AI Have Rights?

Should Conscious AI Have Rights?

Big Think asks the question:  Does conscious AI deserve rights? Given that we still have trouble defining consciousness in ourselves, this debate resides largely in... Details
Is AI a species-level threat to humanity?

Is AI a species-level threat to humanity?

Big Think asks if “Is AI a species-level threat to humanity?”  Read the full transcript at https://bigthink.com/videos/will-evil-ai-kill-humanity Details
Privacy-preserving machine learning assuages infosec fears

Privacy-preserving machine learning assuages infosec fears

If you're a regular visitor to this blog, then you know that the use of machine learning and AI technologies rapidly on the rise and... Details
These Self-Aware Robots Are Redefining Consciousness

These Self-Aware Robots Are Redefining Consciousness

Artificial sentience straddles the fields of philosophy and engineering. Throw robots into the mix and it gets really interesting. Seeker examines what it mean for... Details
Privacy-preserving A.I. is the future of A.I.

Privacy-preserving A.I. is the future of A.I.

The London “festival of A.I. and emerging technology” that takes place each June. This year, due to Covid-19, the event took place completely online. (For... Details
Can open-source machine learning enhance CCTV at train stations?

Can open-source machine learning enhance CCTV at train stations?

Can security surveillance systems and associated analytics work in a station environment without disrupting the rail network? An interesting competition us underway in the UK... Details
This Is How Easy It Is to Lie With Statistics

This Is How Easy It Is to Lie With Statistics

Zach Star explains how misleading statistics can be (even when the numbers are 100% correct!). Details
William MacAskill on Effective Altruism

William MacAskill on Effective Altruism

Lex Fridman interviews William MacAskill, a philosopher, ethicist, and one of the originators of the effective altruism movement. His research focuses on the fundamentals of... Details