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Google fires engineer who claimed the company’s AI system has feelings

Google fired one of its engineers who said the company’s artificial intelligence system has feelings. Last month, Blake Lemoine went public with his theory that Google’s language technology is sentient and should therefore have its “wants” respected. Google, plus several AI experts, denied the claims and on Friday the company confirmed he had been sacked. […]

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Military ethics committee of the French armed forces give CLEARANCE for bionic soldiers

The military ethics committee of the French armed forces have given permission to develop “augmented soldiers”. The report, released to the public on Tuesday, considers medical treatments, prosthetics and implants that improve “physical, cognitive, perceptive and psychological capacities,” and could allow for location tracking or connectivity with weapons systems and other soldiers. Other possible interventions […]

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Artificial Intelligence can predict your kid’s academic performance by looking at their social media posts

Now parents need not rely on teachers to get the performance reports of their kids in school, instead Artificial Intelligence (AI) based models can predict high academic achievers from lower ones based on their social media posts. The prediction model uses a mathematical textual analysis that registers users’ vocabulary (its range and the semantic fields […]

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Microsoft AI Robot Journalists Messes Up Post

It was just a few weeks ago when tech giant Microsoft announced that it was laying off dozens of journalists and editorial staff who worked for MSN and Microsoft News, and would instead rely on Artificial Intelligence (AI) to curate news and content. This change was all encompassing, across MSN.com, Microsoft News app and the […]