Scientific Innovation (20)

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  • Privacy
  • Accountability
  • Transparency and Explainability
  • Human Control of Technology
  • Professional Responsibility
  • Promotion of Human Values
  • Fairness and Non-discrimination
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  • AI
  • Big Data
  • Bioinformatics
  • Blockchain
  • Immersive Technology
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    • 1916 - 1966
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    • 2019 - 2069
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  • The Guardian
  • 2019
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Being Human: How Realistic Do We Want Robots To Be?

Across the globe, conflicting feelings exist about how “human” robots ought to be, and if humanoid machines are a positive or negative.

  • The Guardian
  • 2019
  • 15 min
  • Kinolab
  • 1993
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Technological Revival of the Past

Dinosaurs are an extinct species that are revived and brought into the modern day in Jurassic Park. This is accomplished through a cloning process involving extracting dinosaur DNA from mosquitos preserved in amber, and using computational genomics to create replicants with certain properties, such as breeding only female dinosaurs. Three scientists are sent to audit the park, and all three find problems inherent with the use of technology in attempts to control life itself. Eventually, the park’s founder, John Hammond, admits that his idea to create entertainment out of this dangerous technological revival was a failure, which is seen in action during the subsequent dinosaur attack.

  • Kinolab
  • 1993
  • 5 min
  • Big Think
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How sci-fi helps humanity avoid species-level mistakes

This video, narrated by science fiction author Ken MacLeod, explains how the cultural critiques presented in science fiction can be helpful in guiding inventors through how they might invent ethically, and what the primary societal concerns of a certain invention would be. Uses the example of robots as representative of labor issues to make the case that while science fiction plays a role in inspiring inventors and engineers, it should also lead them to question how technologies can be deployed ethically in different societal contexts.

  • Big Think
  • 7 min
  • Chronicle
  • 2021
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Artificial Intelligence Is a House Divided

The history of AI contains a pendulum which swings back and forth between two approaches to artificial intelligence; symbolic AI, which tries to replicate human reasoning, and neural networks/deep learning, which try to replicate the human brain.

  • Chronicle
  • 2021
  • 7 min
  • MIT Technology Review
  • 2020
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Tiny four-bit computers are now all you need to train AI

This article details a new approach emerging in AI science; instead of using 16 bits to represent pieces of data which train an algorithm, a logarithmic scale can be used to reduce this number to four, which is more efficient in terms of time and energy. This may allow machine learning algorithms to be trained on smartphones, enhancing user privacy. Otherwise, this may not change much in the AI landscape, especially in terms of helping machine learning reach new horizons.

  • MIT Technology Review
  • 2020
  • 7 min
  • Wired
  • 2020
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Hello, World! It is ‘I’, the Internet

In discussing the history of the singular Internet that many global users experience every day, this article reveals some dangers of digital technologies becoming transparent through repeated use and reliance. Namely, it becomes more difficult to imagine a world where there could be alternatives to the current digital way of doing things.

  • Wired
  • 2020
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