Free public lecture – The Ethics of AI

This week’s final public Gibbons lecture, organised by the Dept. of Computer Science at The University of Auckland will take place this Thursday evening. The lecture titled The Ethics of AI will be given by Associate Professor Watson, Department of Computer Science, University of Auckland. Information about the lecture, the venue and times can be found here. If you cannot attend in person the lecture will be live streamed and will be available online afterwards from the link above.

from The Universal Machine http://universal-machine.blogspot.com/2017/05/free-public-lecture-ethics-of-ai.html

Free public lecture – Deep learning – what’s missing?

This week’s free public Gibbons lectures, organised by the Dept. of Computer Science at The University of Auckland will take place this Thursday evening. The lecture titled Deep learning – what’s missing? will be given by Associate Professor Marcus Frean, School of Engineering and Computer Science, Victoria University of Wellington. Information about the lecture, the venue and times can be found here. If you cannot attend in person the lecture will be live streamed and will be available online afterwards.


from The Universal Machine http://universal-machine.blogspot.com/2017/05/free-public-lecture-deep-learning-whats.html

Two more AI interviews

I’ve been busy and have been interviewed two times in the last few days on AI and ethics for different radio stations. The first was for 95bFM, which you can listen to here. The second was for Radio Live, which you can listen to here.

from The Universal Machine http://universal-machine.blogspot.com/2017/05/two-more-ai-interviews.html

Free public lecture – AI: from Aristotle to deep learning machines

The first of this year’s free public Gibbons lectures, organised by the Dept. of Computer Science at The University of Auckland will take place this Thursday evening. The first lecture titled AI: from Aristotle to deep learning machines will be given by Professor Nikola Kasabov, Director of the KEDRI Research Institute, Auckland University of Technology. Information about the lecture, the venue and times can be found here. If you cannot attend in person the lecture will be live streamed and will be available online afterwards.

from The Universal Machine http://universal-machine.blogspot.com/2017/05/free-public-lecture-ai-from-aristotle.html

The Future of AI – radio interview

I gave a radio interview yesterday for Radio New Zealand’s National Programme on the Future of AI, which particularly focused on the ethical implications of AI. You can listen to the interview here.

from The Universal Machine http://universal-machine.blogspot.com/2017/04/the-future-of-ai-radio-interview.html

Just because you can…

New technology often has unexpected uses. When the laser was invented nobody had any what possible use it could be and now they are ubiquitous, from light shows to DVD players and surveying. Similarly, the 3D printer is discovering new uses. Here’s a daft one; printing a photo of your face onto the top of your coffee (thanks Bob).

from The Universal Machine http://universal-machine.blogspot.com/2017/04/just-because-you-can.html

The jobs are gone and they aren’t coming back

An interesting article published recently in The Guardian titled: The robot debate is over: the jobs are gone and they aren’t coming back puts forward a clear argument that in the next 20 years many many jobs will be lost to automation. They’re not just talking about manufacturing jobs and driving they also mean professional jobs like accountancy and the law. Society needs to address this issue with increasing urgency.

from The Universal Machine http://universal-machine.blogspot.com/2017/04/the-jobs-are-gone-and-they-arent-coming.html