While computer technology has greatly enhanced our opportunities and means to communicate, it also has allowed anyone so inclined to spy, invade personal privacy, and violate human rights, with little effort in deep obscurity. The United States’ Patriot Act gave government agencies of the US access to millions of private citizens’ data under the pretense of national security. Uproar caused by its expiration in late May 2015, and subsequent reinstatement a few days later, as well as Edward Snowden’s NSA whistleblowing, created a maelstorm of debate about how our information is collected and disseminated. IIIM’s position at the crossroads of academia and industry left it in a unique position to choose: ethical refusal – to cause harm with its research, or status quo – to accept money without complaint. Continue reading IIIM Takes Lead on First Ethics Policy for Peaceful R&D
Developments and research within the field of artificial intelligence (AI) have been discussed greatly in recent times, especially in the context of how the developments affect modern society and its foundations.
While participating in a newscast program, Spegillinn, on Icelandic radio, Dr. Kristinn R. Thórisson shared his views and expertise in AI where he said that Iceland is in the frontline of developing a machine capable of independent thinking. Continue reading Fact or Fiction: The Perils of the Path to Artificial Intelligence
Please take a look. In this issue you can find introductions to Claudio Pedica’s Impulsion Project, Gudrun Fema’s project on the human heart, and an article on Dr. Ben Goertzel’s views on the future of Artificial General Intelligence and Cognitive Synergy.
For those of you who missed the first issue, you can have a look here.
Our offices will be open to visits during our IIIM Open Day on Friday, May 13, 2011 at Reykjavik University, Menntavegur 1.
Take the opportunity to meet our team, learn about our achievements in year 2010, find out more about our major challenges, future developments and collaboration opportunities we currently offer.
Continue reading Visit us on IIIM Open Day!