Being Nudged by AI

Personal AI (artificial intelligence) assistants are now nearly ubiquitous. Every leading smartphone operating system comes with a personal AI assistant that promises to help you with basic cognitive tasks such as searching, planning, messaging...

Infographics Digest — Vol. 3

Just a quick thank you note to all for really liking this Info graphics blog. Your support has encouraged me to continue this as one of my regular weekly blogs. And now here's the...

Freedom from AI: Micro or Macro Domination?

The concept of domination (a concept taken from republican political theory) provides a useful way of understanding and confronting the challenge of the digital panopticon. Republicanism is a rich political and philosophical tradition. Its essential ideas date...

Building A Mental Architecture for AI

A number of scientists and engineers fear that, once we build an artificial intelligence smarter than we are, a form of A.G.I known as artificial general intelligence, doomsday may follow. Bill Gates and Tim...

The Universe with AI

Galileo viewed nature as a book written in the language of mathematics and decipherable through physics. His metaphor may have been a stretch for his milieu, but not for ours. Ours is a world...

Altruism in Robotics

Looking at state of the art technology, today's robots are nowhere close to the intelligence and complexity of humans or animals, nor will they reach this stage in the near future. Yet, while it...

Principles over Populism: A Good Start for Ethics in AI

Google’s declaration of principles for AI is a short but carefully worded text covering the main issues related to the uses of its technology. It is worth reading the document, given that it raises many...

The Clash of Automatons

As AI (Artificial Intelligence) continues to progress and businesses across the globe benefit from its capabilities, it’s important to ensure that the technology is being harnessed for good, to create a better, fairer society....

The Moral Machine

Researchers across the globe are working extensively towards achieving an artificially intelligent system that can behave in an ethically and morally right manner. Morality, or the nature of distinguishing good from the bad, is...

A Treatise of Robotics

The question “Can and should robots have rights?” consists of two separate queries: ‘Can robots have rights?’ as a question about the capability of a particular entity. ‘Should robots have rights?’ as a question...

The Geometry of the Digital Space

Data science provides huge opportunities to improve private and public life, as well as our environment (consider the development of smart cities or the problems caused by carbon emissions). Unfortunately, such opportunities are also...

How to Govern A.I.

Artificial intelligence (“AI”) permeates our lives in numerous subtle and not-so-subtle ways, which presents both practical and conceptual challenges for society. Many of the practical challenges stem from the manner in which AI is researched...

Ethics and Robotics

In October last year, Saudi Arabia became the first country in the world to give a robot citizenship. When taking to the stage to announce “her” new status, Sophia said she was “very honored and proud for...

Should AI Be Ethical At All?

As with any technology, AI’s potential to help or harm us depends on how it is applied and overseen. Ethical AI is garnering much interest, but it’s not always clear what this refers to....

The Building Block of Artificial Intelligence

Computer programs have reached a bewildering point in their long and unsteady journey toward artificial intelligence. They outperform people at tasks we once felt to be uniquely human, such as playing poker or recognizing faces...

How Fintech Start-ups are Changing the Landscape of Digital Lending with Artificial Intelligence

Owing to the Digital Literacy campaign initiated by the Government of India, Digital Lending has been booming in India. With a majority of users on-boarding digital platforms, there has been a rise in businesses...

Could Blockchain Stop Skynet?

Machines are going to take over and obliterate the human race… according to some at least. But could the intersection of blockchain and AI, two of the world’s most anticipated technologies, prevent such a disaster...

Will AI Replace Your Job?

Artificial Intelligence (AI) has revolutionized the technology industry by empowering machines with effective ways to replace manual tasks. Organizations of all sizes and industry verticals are pursuing automation – especially those driven by AI...

How are Robo-Advisors Changing the Finance Industry?

The Terminator. Blade Runner. Transformers. The sci-fi genre is replete with the notion that robots will “take over the world”. But that’s just in the movies of course, it could never happen in real...

Big Money and Cutting Edge Technology: How Investment in AI/ML Will Revolutionize The Healthcare...

Among remarkable developments in Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) over the last couple of years is an increase in startups that have attracted massive funding and backing from some of the world’s...