Adriana Hamacher, Robohub’s Deputy Editor writes about IIIM’s newly launched Ethics Policy and it’s role in the ever increasing criticism of military robots. Read the full article here.
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
On October 31st the annual AI Festival was held at Reykjavík University. The aim of the festival was to get a glimpse into the future of this fast-growing research field. This year’s theme was Artificial General Intelligence (AGI) and the festival was a great success with over 100 people attending and participating. Continue reading Annual Festival Explores AI: Man’s Greatest Invention or the End of Mankind?
On IIIM and CADIA’s open day last spring, Dr. Deon Garrett introduced two projects on Machine Learning. The first, Simultaneous Machine Learning of Many Diverse Tasks, involves creating new techniques for developing and evaluating methods for learning multiple skills through interaction with the real world. A second project revolves around improving the ability of artificial agents to have natural-sounding dialogues with humans by learning through experience. Continue reading Video Presentation from IIIM and CADIA’s Open Day – Dr. Deon Garrett