The future of farming: Driverless tractors, drones and robots. How is the agriculture industry changing as digital technology develops? Unmanned tractors controlled via GPS; drones that kill vermin in the fields from above; and highly efficient bull sperm used to produce genetically optimized calves. This is not science fiction. It’s
Will Robots Steal Our Jobs? – The Future Of Work | Part I
Robots and machines could soon replace humans in the workplace as artificial intelligence improves. Imagine having colleagues controlled by computers. Society is facing radical changes. Industry 4.0 – the fourth industrial revolution – is the current trend of automation and data exchange in manufacturing technologies. Artificial intelligence is constantly gaining
Moral Math of Robots: Can Life and Death Decisions Be Coded? | A Panel Discussion
A self-driving car has a split second to decide whether to turn into oncoming traffic or hit a child who has lost control of her bicycle. An autonomous drone needs to decide whether to risk the lives of a busload of civilians or lose a long-sought terrorist. How does a
Will A.I. Powered, Self-Taught Robots Be the End of Us?
“Success in creating effective A.I.,” said the late Stephen Hawking, “could be the biggest event in the history of our civilization. Or the worst. We just don’t know.” Elon Musk called A.I. “a fundamental risk to the existence of civilization.” Are we creating the instruments of our own destruction or exciting tools for our future survival? Once we teach a machine to learn on its own – as the programmers behind AlphaGo have done, to wondrous results – where do we draw moral and computational lines? Leading specialists in A.I., neuroscience, and philosophy will tackle the very questions that may define the future of humanity.