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Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Robotics: Resources
Artificial Intelligence (AI) and robotics are on the rise in general. They are being used in multiple industries in a myriad of ways. Whether for defense, health science, technology applications, business or academic research.
"Autonomous weapons are capable, once programmed, of searching for and engaging a target without direct intervention by a human operator. Critics of these weapons claim that ‘taking the human out-of-the-loop’ represents a further step towards the de-humanisation of warfare..."
"Robots may one day rule the world, but what is a robot-ruled Earth like? Many think the first truly smart robots will be brain emulations, or ems. Scan a human brain, then run a model with the same connections on a fast computer, and you have a robot brain, but recognizably human."
"In Unscaled, Hemant Taneja convincingly shows how the twin forces of technology and economics are unraveling behemoth industries--including corporations, banks, farms, media conglomerates, energy systems, governments, and schools--that have long dominated business and society."
Look further with these resources on the economic impact of AI and robots.
"Professor Klaus Schwab is convinced that the period of change we are living through is more significant, and the ramifications of the latest technological revolution more profound than any prior period of human history. He has dubbed this era the fourth industrial revolution."
"Artificial Intelligence in Medicine publishes original articles from a wide variety of interdisciplinary perspectives concerning the theory and practice of artificial intelligence (AI) in medicine, medically-oriented human biology, and health care."
"As a game-changing technology, robotics naturally will create ripple effects through society. Some of them may become tsunamis. So it’s no surprise that “robot ethics”—the study of these effects on ethics, law, and policy—has caught the attention of governments, industry, and the broader society, especially in the past several years."
Look up the philosophical and ethical implications of AI and robots.
"By 2021, the World War has killed millions, driving entire species into extinction and sending mankind off-planet. Those who remain covet any living creature, and for people who can't afford one, companies build incredibly realistic simulacra: horses, birds, cats, sheep. They've even built humans."
"This book reveals that the way we perceive sex robots is how we perceive ourselves, overcoming the false human/non-human binary. From Greek myths, to the film Ex Machina, to Japanese technology, non-human sexuality has been at the heart of culture."
"Caleb, a coder at the world's largest Internet company, wins a competition to spend a week at a retreat belonging to the company's reclusive CEO, Nathan. But when Caleb arrives he finds that he will have to participate in a fascinating experiment with the world's first true artificial intelligence, housed in the body of a beautiful robot woman, Ava."
"Fifty-two percent of adult internet users believe within 30 years, robots will have advanced to the point where they can perform most of the activities currently done by humans, according to a survey undertaken by researchers at the Brookings Institution."
"The volumes present scientific advances but also robotic industrial applications, looking to promote new collaborations between industry and academia."
"The contest rules list four main goals:1. Foster innovation in AI, image processing, and robotics; 2. Challenge students to apply skills in creative ways; 3. Integrate aesthetics and technology;4. Encourage participation by the public."