Tag: ethics

Alexa, Good Job in Tech, Not Ready to Dominate

by on August 3, 2018 12:17 am
  Early around March 2018, there was an interesting, perhaps also creepy news about Amazon’s Alexa: Alexa laughs at users randomly. [1] Although some people found this buggy behavior amusing, most people were freaking out hearing random laughter out of nowhere. Amazon later explained that Alex “mistakenly hear the phrase ‘Alexa, laugh,’” when other words… Read more Alexa, Good Job in Tech, Not Ready to Dominate

Is A/B Testing Ethical?

by on July 22, 2018 3:32 pm
In undergrad, I took a course called Data 100: Principles and Techniques of Data Science. One day we had a guest lecturer, who is a PhD student in the Statistics Department. He opened by asking us a question: “Have you ever been involved in a Silicon Valley experiment?” One or two people raised their hands.… Read more Is A/B Testing Ethical?

Public perception of artificial intelligence

by on July 19, 2018 7:28 pm
As is the case with anything new, it can be difficult for the general public to trust new technology, especially when they can’t fully comprehend how it works. Over the past several decades, more and more of the inner workings of technology are becoming hidden “in the box” – in other words, it’s now harder… Read more Public perception of artificial intelligence

AI's morality dillema...

by on July 17, 2018 10:52 pm
Dan Brown’s latest book, Origin, brings Robert Langdon back into the thick of the age-old battle of religion vs science. Without revealing too much of the plot nor devolving into a book review, Brown places at Langdon’s side his most resourceful companion yet, an AI named Winston. Langdon, with Winston’s aid, attempts to solve the… Read more AI's morality dillema...

Technological advancements - Balance between Earnings-Per-Share and Ethics-Privacy-Security

by on July 9, 2018 2:21 am
Processing Power accelerating new technologies: AI/ML, Big Data and IoT Computing power is the driving force for recent advancements in AI/ML, Cloud Computing, BigData and IoT technologies. Tech companies are striving hard to maintain and expand their dominance in the tech field by using advanced processor technologies. For instance, Google has released its third-generation TPU… Read more Technological advancements - Balance between Earnings-Per-Share and Ethics-Privacy-Security

Ethics in Venture-Backed Startups

by on July 7, 2018 7:11 pm
Ethics in venture-backed startups got me thinking from the presentation on Friday.  Admittedly, I have no experience with startups, but I do invest in the stock market and love reading the latest news on certain companies.  I have seen public companies let go of CEO’s for missing profit expectations, or for stretching the truth when… Read more Ethics in Venture-Backed Startups

The AI Apocalypse

by on August 4, 2017 11:43 am
Last week, the same headline was all over the news: “Facebook AI creates its own language”! This resulted in a lot of discussion and debate, bringing an old question to minds: is AI going to take over the world? With recent movies and prior cultural fear the power of AI is being questioned more and… Read more The AI Apocalypse

Your machine is crying

by on August 4, 2017 10:47 am
Machine learning and artificial intelligence are terms that are interchangeably used to refer to technological advancement in the realm of computer science and knowledge. Machine learning involves the ability of computers to learn without the utilization of programme features. On the same hand, artificial intelligence refers to the astuteness that is exhibited by computers to… Read more Your machine is crying