Machine Learning & Data Science – Robot Rights?

David Di Domenico | December 7th, 2015In the previous two parts of this series, we’ve discussed both the origins of machine learning as a field of study, spanning back centuries, and also the modern day applications and how it actually works in practice. It’s now time to look forwards into the future and discuss what possibilities lie ahead for artificial intelligence. As impressive as the achievements in machine learning have been to date, the real goal should surely be to create an AI that can mimic human consciousness. This means being able to reason, plan, solve problems, think abstractly, comprehend complex ideas, learn quickly, and learn from experience – as posited by Prof. Linda Gottfredson. However, this level of advanced computing leaves us with the uncomfortable question posed at the…


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