Beyond sci-fi for UK AI

Beyond sci-fi for UK AIOctober 13, 2016 in technology The UK needs to set up an artificial intelligence commission to provide leadership on the social, legal and ethical implications of AI, says the Commons science and technology committee in its Robotics and Artificial Intelligence report. “Science fiction is slowly becoming science fact, and robotics and AI look destined to play an increasing role in our lives over the coming decades,” says Dr Tania Mathias, committee chair. The report says government leadership in the fields of robotics and AI has been lacking while some major technology companies such as Google and Amazon have already come together to form the ‘Partnership on AI’. “While it is encouraging that the sector is thinking about the risks and benefits of AI, this does not…


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