The Luddites were Right

The Luddites were Right

The Luddites and its parallel for today is a world where technology such as artificial intelligence is displacing many people.   The Luddites were not opposed to the idea of using machines to make things more efficiently or be more productive. They just thought if you’re going to make more money because you’re more productive, […]

Machiavellian Machines

Machiavellian Machines

  The desire to not just exist but to dominate is characteristic of human nature and also of the animal kingdom. It appears animals are alone in this endeavor. The seemingly servile machines also have the tendency to become increasingly self-serving if need be. Researchers at Google who have been working with their new AI, […]

Birth of JARVIS or The Rise of ULTRON?!

Birth of JARVIS or The Rise of ULTRON?!

Players worldwide declared it the end of an era, while computer enthusiasts called it the beginning. Call it what you will, but you can’t deny one fact. The match between google’s AlphaGo and South Korean professional go player Lee Sedol was a milestone achievement in the field of artificial intelligence that has unlocked infinite opportunities […]

To turn or not to turn?

To turn or not to turn?

One of my personal favorite movies of recent times is ‘The Imitation Game.’ Among many others it raises a question that can in a way be mapped to our current discussion of the ethical dilemma autonomous systems face. ​ After the historic breaking of the Enigma, Alan Turing and his team decide to design an […]

Driverless Cars to Get Their Own Formula One-Style Races

Driverless Cars to Get Their Own Formula One-Style Races

Throbbing heartbeats, nail-biting excitement, adrenaline pumping through the veins and the awesome photo finishes… yup, you guessed it right, it’s the formula one races I am talking about. The FIA Formula One World Championship has been the premier form of racing since the inaugural season in 1950 and since then has amassed millions of fans […]