Four ethical priorities for neurotechnologies and AI

Four ethical priorities for neurotechnologies and AI

(Photo Credit: BSIP/UIG/Getty) Consider the following scenario. A paralysed man participates in a clinical trial of a brain–computer interface (BCI). A computer connected to a chip in his brain is trained to interpret the neural activity resulting from his mental...
The Future of Truth and Misinformation Online

The Future of Truth and Misinformation Online

(Photo Credit: Pew Research Center) In late 2016, Oxford Dictionaries selected “post-truth” as the word of the year, defining it as “relating to or denoting circumstances in which objective facts are less influential in shaping public opinion than appeals to emotion...
The Data Scientist Putting Ethics into AI

The Data Scientist Putting Ethics into AI

(Image credit: Frances Denny / OZY.com) Rumman Chowdhury is nothing if not a dreamer. She believes that there is no reason why the tools of artificial intelligence should be held by an elite few in Silicon Valley — putting her on a personal mission to “democratize”...