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Will artificial intelligence make our kids stupid and rude?

Will artificial intelligence make our kids stupid and rude? Scott Ott spearheads the questioning of human-computer interaction and its effect on society in this Right Angle. Steve Green and Bill Whittle are talking on this topic.  Scott Ott “I’ll insert here a trigger warning.. You may want to turn off all artificial intelligence devices before watching this episode. We are not responsible for what they say or do or order

Why is Artificial Intelligence Female?

How our ideas about sex and service influence the personalities we give machines.. Consider the artificially intelligent voices you hear on a regular basis. Are any of them men? Whether it’s Apple’s Siri, Microsoft’s Cortana, Amazon’s Alexa, or virtually any GPS system, chances are the computerized personalities in your life are women. This gender imbalance is pervasive in fiction as well as reality. Films like “Her” and “Ex Machina” reflect our

Can Artificial Intelligence Solve a Murder?

Police suspect the virtual home assistant may hold clues to a murder—but Amazon is refusing to help. Police in Arkansas are attempting to obtain data from an Amazon Echo device, suspecting the virtual home assistant may hold clues to a murder. According to a report in The Information, police seized the Echo device as part of an investigation into the suspected murder of Victor Collins, who died in a hot

LG’s two glowing blue eyes to compete with Amazon Echo and Google Home

Artificial intelligence is one of the main themes of CES this year. LG unveiled its voice-activated home assistants like Amazon Echo and Google Home on Wednesday. LG already produces a mass of connected devices, from refrigerators to washing machines, but now it’s created the Hub Robot powered by Amazon Alexa to control all of them for you, making your life even easier. LG’s bot can dance along with music and