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Who decides who dies in driverless car accidents?

At least 11 auto manufacturers, including Toyota, Audi and Tesla, are putting driverless car plans in motion. With soon-to-be robot drivers comes the need to program ethics in them. Think, a situation like the trolley dilemma, where a driver must choose ...

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An AI in higher education update

Innovative tertiary education providers are using artificial intelligence to attract and retain more students. In today’s always-on, always-connected world, people expect to be able to access all kinds of information and services with a few taps on their mobile device. ...

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Universities expecting disruption by 2030

Navitas Ventures – the innovation arm of global higher education provider Navitas – has been pondering digital transformation in higher education. After realising universities, students and edtech venture founders were too, it solicited their views on the matter. “We wanted to ...

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Call to shut killer robot Pandora’s Box

 Killer robots – including lethal microdrone swarms – should be urgently banned before a wave of weapons of mass destruction gets out of control, industry leaders say. Robotics and artificial intelligence experts such as Tesla founder Elon Musk and head ...

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Report contemplates future of sex robots

Frigid Farrah is a sex robot with a personality. She is, as her name suggests, sexually coy. Advances made on her likely won’t be “appreciated”, say her creators, True Companion. But what are the ethics associated with this situation? Should the fact ...

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