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3 ways AI could threaten our world, and what we need to do to stay safe

2018-03-14 www.weforum.org 3,413

What do we need to do to avoid AI being exploited by rogue states, terrorists and criminals?
Why conversational AI won't work without purpose

2018-11-06 www.weforum.org 2,235 AI ArtificialIntelligence chatbots futureofwork blockchain conversationalAI

"Purpose impacts the choice of technology, how it is measured and the ethics of its application."
This mind-reading AI can see what you're thinking - and draw a picture of it

2018-02-05 www.weforum.org 1,839 ArtificialIntelligence neuroscience fMRI MindReading MachineLearning

Scientists have developed an algorithm that can read your brainwaves and produce an image based on what you’re thinking about.
These will be the most important AI and automation economies, according to Tortoise Intelligence’s Global AI Index

2020-02-13 www.weforum.org 1,791 futureofwork BigData

Measures such as GDP can’t predict how well a country will cope with the wave of change brought about by the Fourth Industrial Revolution.
Google CEO – AI will be bigger than electricity or fire

2018-01-24 www.weforum.org 1,760 AI ArtificialIntelligence SundarPichai

Artificial Intelligence will save us not destroy us, Google’s CEO, Sundar Pichai, said at Davos.
7 amazing ways artificial intelligence is used in healthcare

2018-09-20 www.weforum.org 1,555 HealthTech healthcare DigitalHealth Datascience

Skin cancer diagnosis, depression and eye health, are just some of the areas where AI could make a real difference.
When artificial intelligence meets human stupidity    

2017-10-30 www.weforum.org 1,369 ArtificialIntelligence

From the US Government's Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnology initative (BRAIN) to Google’s deep-learning artificial intelligence (AI) project, Brain; from Facebook hiring neuroscientists to work on a brain-computer interface to Elon Musk’s Neuralink, a company that aims to download your mind; or Bryan Johnson’s Kernel, a company that wants to merge the human brain with AI - the race to develop advanced AI is accelerating more rapidly by the day.
This AI outperformed 20 corporate lawyers at legal work

2018-11-15 www.weforum.org 1,321 AI ArtificialIntelligence

A group of experienced lawyers pitted their skills and knowledge against an algorithm, and the results reveal much about how artificial intelligence is shaking up industries.
3 ways AI could help our mental health

2018-03-05 www.weforum.org 1,300 AI mentalhealth ArtificialIntelligence

From picking up warning signs to breaking down stigma, Artificial Intelligence has a role to play.
Scientists have created the world’s ‘first psychopath AI’

2018-06-13 www.weforum.org 1,072 Deeplearning

MIT researchers have developed a machine-learning algorithm fed on a data diet of dark subject matter.
8 ways AI can help save the planet

2018-01-24 www.weforum.org 1,062 AIforGood climatechange BigData datascience biodiversity

AI is being propelled out of research labs and into our everyday lives, from navigating cities, ride shares, our energy networks, to the online world.
How do we build trust between humans and AI?

2019-08-01 www.weforum.org 1,054 ArtificialIntelligence

To develop a truly beneficial relationship with AI, we need to think of it as a partnership rooted in trust, empathy and understanding, rather than seeing robots as something to fear.
From Kenya to China, here’s why countries should start working together on AI

2018-09-16 www.weforum.org 1,040 deeplearning

It's not surprising that governments around the world are taking steps to win the AI arms race. But many of the challenges we are grappling with today will be answered if we take the time to learn from one another.
How AI and machine learning are helping to tackle COVID-19

2020-05-28 www.weforum.org 1,022 machinelearning ai ArtificialIntelligence IoT BigData COVID19 COVID Healthcare CoronaVirus Telemedicine

Organizations have been quick to apply AI and machine-learning in the fight to curb the pandemic - and here are some of the most exciting applications.
This AI can predict your personality just by looking at your eyes

2018-08-07 www.weforum.org 1,014 MachineLearning

In a breakthrough that could help make robots more human-like, new research shows artificial intelligence can accurately predict four of the five main personality traits by analyzing small eye movements.
The World Economic Forum

2017-10-29 www.weforum.org 948 Bigdata AI Robotics IoT ArtificialIntelligence insurTech Startups HealthTech fintech futureofwork DataScience

The World Economic Forum is an independent international organization committed to improving the state of the world by engaging business, political, academic and other leaders of society to shape global, regional and industry agendas. Incorporated as a not-for-profit foundation in 1971, and headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, the Forum is tied to no political, partisan or national interests.
A computer was asked to predict which start-ups would be successful. The results were astonishing

2017-10-20 www.weforum.org 933 startups AI

When a magazine challenged a technology company to use AI to pick 50 unheard of companies that were set to flourish, the experiment yielded dramatic results.
4 predictions for the future of work

2017-12-06 www.weforum.org 931 AI futureofwork gigeconomy

The CEO of freelancing website Upwork on managing artificial intelligence in the workforce and creating a more equitable future.