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
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Vol II Issue II
The latest issue of IIIM’s newsletter is out now!
In this issue read about: our successful efforts with Rögg ehf to improve search-and-rescue operations and CEO Rögg Baldvin Hansson’s interview on how he turned an inspired idea to practical implementation; IIIM Managing Director Kristinn R. Thórisson’s thoughts on publication licensing; highlights from IIIM & CADIA’s Open Day; and much more from the ever-changing field of AI.
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Vol II Issue I
Take a look at our latest newsletter and read about Bala Kamallakharan’s views on IIIM and the startup environment in Iceland. You can also get a glimpse at a future filled with robotics through reading Frank Tobe’s article on robotics startups.
Interested in IIIM’s history and want to know about it’s early days? Then Kristinn R. Thórisson’s article is a must-read! You can also gain insight into the proceedings of the AGI Summer School that was held at Reykjavik University last summer, where many fundamental AI challenges were addressed and discussed.
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.