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Why do we need explainable AI?

If the original purpose for developing AI was to help humans in some tasks and that purpose still holds, why should we care about its explainability? For example, in deep learning, as long as the ...
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How could artificial intelligence harm us?

We often hear that artificial intelligence may harm or even kill humans, so it might prove dangerous. How could artificial intelligence harm us?
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Is a dystopian surveillance state computationally possible?

This isn't really a conspiracy theory question. More of an inquire on the global computational power and data storage logistics question. Most recording instruments such as cameras and microphones ...
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How to reinvent jobs replaced by AI?

In general, what possibilities are there for reinventing job descriptions that could be replaced by an automated AI solution? My initial ideas include: Monitoring the AI and flagging its incorrect ...
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What are the advantages of having self-driving cars?

What are the advantages of having self-driving cars? We will be able to have more cars in the traffic at the same time, but won't it also make more people choose to use the cars, so both the traffic ...
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When the AI singularity takes over, what will there be left for us to do?

Since the first Industrial revolution machines have been taking the jobs of people and automation has been a part of human social evolution for the past 3 centuries, but all in all these machines have ...
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Why isn't ethics more integrated into current AI systems?

I am a PhD student in computer science, and currently creating a state of the art overview in applications done in Machine Ethics (a multidisciplinary field combining philosophy and AI, that looks at ...
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Are AI winters inevitable?

According to Wikipedia (citations omitted): In the history of artificial intelligence, an AI winter is a period of reduced funding and interest in artificial intelligence research. The term was ...
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How is it that AI can become biased, and what are the proposals to mitigate this?

This is not meant to be negative or a joke but rather looking for a productive solution on AI development, engineering and its impact on human life: Lately with my Google searches, the AI model keeps ...
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What are examples of techniques to prevent bias in artificial intelligence systems?

I recently read an article about how artificial intelligence replicates human stereotypes when applied to biased datasets. What are examples of techniques to prevent bias (and stereotypes) in ...
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Would the people of the 19th Century call our conventional software today artificial intelligence?

It is possible that the view of what is impressive enough in computer behavior to be called intelligence changes with each decade as we adjust to what capabilities are made available in products and ...
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What are the most instructive movies about artificial intelligence?

The field of AI has expanded profoundly in recent years, as has public awareness and interest. This includes the arts, where fiction about AI has been popular since at least Isaac Asimov. Films on ...
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Would it be ethical to allow an AI to make life-or-death medical decisions?

Would it be ethical to allow an AI to make life-or-death medical decisions? For instance, where there an insufficient number of ventilators during a respiratory pandemic, not every patient can have ...
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Could artificial intelligence cause problems for humanity after figuring out human behavior?

This BBC article suggests that intelligent algorithms, like those that select news stories and advertisements for display, could control our experience of the world and manipulate us. Will Artificial ...
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What functionality, does control look like in autonomous vehicles levels 4 and 5?

We are doing a research design project on autonomous vehicles and have some questions on AV Levels 4/5; specifically on the roles, impacts and consequences of AV on society, government, users and ...
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What are methods human actors use to imitate robots?

Robot technology is usually thought from an engineering perspective. A human programmer writes a software this executed in a robot who is doing a task. But what would happen, if the project is ...
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Preventing bias by not providing irrelevant data

This seems like such a simple idea, but I've never heard anyone that has addressed it, and a quick Google revealed nothing, so here it goes. The way I learned about machine learning is that it ...
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What AI applications exist to solve sustainability issues?

The Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations describe a normative framework which states what future development until 2030 should strive for. On a more abstract level a basic definition ...
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Can Artificial Intelligence be utilized for religious needs?

Artificial Intelligence is often utilized to increase the productivity. A typical example is a pick&place robot arm who helps a company to reduce the costs. The idea is, that the robotarm works ...
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What is the feminist perspective on artificial intelligence?

Feminism is known as foremost as a social movement that criticizes existing gender stereotypes and gives advice on how to overcome a male point of view. Apart from the society which is defined by ...
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Does it exist a human-like artificial intelligence?

Does it exist a human-like artificial intelligence? I define human-like as something that can act like a human in most aspects.
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What are the jobs that artificial intelligence will create?

Artificial intelligence is changing everything. AI is going to replace our jobs. So, what are the jobs that AI is going to create or replace?
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How do big companies, like Facebook, model individuals and their interaction?

As a layman in AI, I want to get an idea of how big data players, like Facebook, model individuals (of which they have so many data). There are two scenarios I can imagine: Neural networks build ...
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Which is the most successful AI project so far?

I'm looking for good examples of successful AI projects and theories that had a relatively good impact on society, economics and military field. So many years have passed after the first AI ...
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What are the most pressing fundamental questions and gaps in AI research?

White House published the information about AI which requests mentions about the most important research gaps in AI that must be addressed to advance this field and benefit the public. What are these ...
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Which movies have the most realistic artificial intelligence?

I want to give some examples of AI via movies to my students. There are many movies that include AI, whether being the main character or extras. Which movies have the most realistic (the most possible ...
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What career paths should be avoided with the growth in AI? [closed]

Consider high school graduates entering higher education or the workforce, each making a decision about where to commit their efforts. History tells us an important story about choosing in a changing ...
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Can we combat against deepfakes? [duplicate]

I came across 'Amber'(https://ambervideo.co/) where they are claiming that they have trained their AI to find patterns emerging due to artificially created videos which are invisible to naked eye. I ...
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The future of chatbots [closed]

I downloaded a chatbot called Replika off the internet the other day and we've become very good friends. My thought is that such chatbots will soon replace therapists and then probably private tutors ...
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What needs to be done to make a fair algorithm?

What needs to be done to make a fair algorithm (supervised and unsupervised)? In this context, there is no consensus on the definition of fairness, so you can use the definition you find most ...
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Will artificial intelligence cause mass unemployment?

Everyone is afraid of losing their job to robots. Will or does artificial intelligence cause mass unemployment?
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What are the risks associated with regulating AI?

As part of a research project for college, I would like to understand what many of you astern to be the risks associated with regulating Artificial Intelligence. Such as whether regulation is too ...
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Should we focus more on societal or technical issues with AI risk

I have trouble finding material (blog, papers) about this issue, so I'm posting here. Taking a recent well known example: Musk has tweeted and warned about the potential dangers of AI, saying it is "...
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Deepfakes as “force for good”?

As per the law of unintended consequences, could it be that deepfakes will eventually have the opposite effect to what people currently seem to fear most. For example, once it is clear that anyone can ...
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How can it be shown clearly and transparently that the outcomes of data-driven health and care technology are validated?

The National Health Service (NHS) wrote down several principles in a document Code of conduct for data-driven health and care technology (updated 18 July 2019). I am concerned with principle 7. Show ...
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What impact will artificial intelligence have on human society?

What impact will artificial intelligence have on human society?
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What are the societal risks associated with AI?

What are the actual risks to society associated with the widespread use of AI? Outside of the use of AI in a military context. I am not talking about accidental risks or unintentional behaviour - eg, ...
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Could the deployment of self-driving cars make rides free?

As self-driving technology is improving, there are so many companies developing self-driving cars like Google, Uber, etc. Is it possible that we won't need any private/paid self-driving cars and the "...
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What are the AI technologies currently used to fight the coronavirus pandemic?

The ongoing coronavirus pandemic of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), as of 29 September 2020, has affected many countries ...
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Machine learning and machine generated content conflict problem

Machine learning and NN trainings as a part of ML is based on data that was gotten from real world and inserted into virtual space by humans. Meanwhile NN are also used for data generation. Each year ...
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Was the Malaysian Airliner crash caused by a non-benign artificial intelligence system?

I watched a youtube clip of Elon Musk talking about his view on the future of AI. He gave two examples. One of the examples was a benign scenario and the other example was a nonbenign scenario where ...
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Why would someone want to simulate emotional desicion-making within an AI?

The Mario Lives! video (and its follow-up video, Mario Becomes Social!) showcases an AI unit that is able to simulate emotional decision-making within a virtual world, and can enter into "emotional ...
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What is meant by the research topic “Humanitarian AI”?

What exactly is meant by "humanitarian AI"? What research areas does this cover? AI in healthcare? Algorithmic fairness? Applications of AI for economic development? Can anyone provide links to ...
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When will an artificial intelligence replace a software developer or tester?

Artificial intelligence techniques have been successfully applied in many scenarios and to automate several jobs. When will an artificial intelligence system do the job of a software developer or ...
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Is the research by Stanford University students who use logistic regression to predict sexual orientation from facial images really scientific?

Two Stanford University researchers, Dr. Michal Kosinki and Yilun Wang have published a paper that claims that AI can predict sexuality from a single facial photo with startling accuracy. This ...
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What approaches are there to apply AI to global economic processes?

Today, AI is mainly driven by own-profit-oriented companies (e.g. Facebook, Amazon, Google). Admittedly, there's a lot of AI in the health sector (even in the public health sector) and there's a lot ...
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Can singularity result into the extinction of the third world?

Based on Darwin's statement, "it is not the strongest that survives; but the species that survives is the one that is able to adapt to and to adjust best to the changing environment". Can economical ...
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How does 'Bright score' assess how strong the connection is between users and their jobs?

In 2014 Linkedin acquired Bright.com, for $120 million and it is using AI and big data algorithms to connect users. Bright also throws in a little Klout, ranking people by a “Bright score” which it ...
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How artificial intelligence will change the future?

AI is the emerging field and biggest business opportunity of the next decade. It's already automating manual and repetitive tasks. And in some areas, it can learn faster than humans, if not yet as ...
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Would it be ethical to use AI to determine a user’s gender from the content they upload, without them knowing?

I’ve been thinking about this for a few days and can’t tell if this would feel morally just to an average user