Don’t expect designer babies any time soon — but a major new ethics report leaves open the possibility of one day altering human heredity to fight genetic diseases, with stringent oversight, using new tools that precisely edit genes inside living cells.
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When Samsung Electronics remotely disabled the last of its flawed Galaxy Note 7 smartphones last month, it further blurred the lines between who ultimately controls your phone, or computer, car or appliance: you, or the companies that make it work?
Continue reading Remote control: Companies blur lines over who owns devices →
Evangelists for driverless cars see a bright future coming down the road: thousands of lives saved, countless driving hours freed up, cityscapes transformed with traffic jams vanquished.
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The Museum of the Future, one of Dubai Future Foundation initiatives, has unveiled a brand new project experience exploring the social and ethical aspects of artificial intelligence and evaluating the role of artificial intelligence in making political and global decisions.
Continue reading Dubai Future Foundation’s unveils “Moral Machine” to explore AI →
Imagine you’re behind the wheel when your brakes fail. As you speed toward a crowded crosswalk, you’re confronted with an impossible choice: veer right and mow down a large group of elderly people or veer left into a woman pushing a stroller.
Continue reading For driverless cars, a moral dilemma: Who lives or dies? →