Why aligning AI to our values may be harder than we think

Can we stop a rogue AI by teaching it ethics? That might be easier said than done.

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  • One way we might prevent AI from going rogue is by teaching our machines ethics so they don't cause problems.
  • The questions of what we should, or even can, teach computers remains unknown.
  • How we pick the values artificial intelligence follows might be the most important thing.
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AI and robotics are revolutionizing restaurant kitchens—here’s how you can invest

Miso Robotics has already served up over 12,000 hamburgers.

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  • Quick service restaurants are facing growing labor, food, and real estate costs.
  • Miso Robotics is working with these restaurants to lower labor costs via automation.
  • Miso Robotics has already produced over 60,000 pounds of food with its revolutionary technology.
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Six ways machine learning threatens social justice

Machine learning is a powerful and imperfect tool that should not go unmonitored.

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  • When you harness the power and potential of machine learning, there are also some drastic downsides that you've got to manage.
  • Deploying machine learning, you face the risk that it be discriminatory, biased, inequitable, exploitative, or opaque.
  • In this article, I cover six ways that machine learning threatens social justice and reach an incisive conclusion: The remedy is to take on machine learning standardization as a form of social activism.
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Ready for a career pivot into electrical engineering?

This wide-ranging, 13-course electrical engineering training is your next power move.

  • Electrical engineering is the application, design, and study of devices and systems that use electricity.
  • Related fields include telecommunications, computer engineering, and electronics.
  • Specialization within this field includes nanotechnology, electrochemistry, and microwave engineering.
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The fastest drummer in the world is a cyborg

An accident left this musician with one arm. Now he is helping create future tech for others with disabilities.

  • Meet the world's first bionic drummer. Rock musician Jason Barnes lost his arm in a terrible accident... and then he became the fastest drummer in the world.
  • With the help of Gil Weinberg, a Georgia Tech professor and inventor of musical robots, the pair utilized electromyography and ultrasound technology to break musical records.
  • Weinberg and Barnes hope to perfect the technology so that it can one day be used to help other people with disabilities realize that "they're not only not disabled, they're actually super-able."
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