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Do we need an agency to oversee artificial intelligence?

Do we need an agency to oversee artificial intelligence?

We often come across advertisements for products labeled “with artificial intelligence”. But very rarely, if ever, is the user informed of more details. Who guarantees us that, effectively, this product works based on artificial intelligence (AI)? Who certifies that the answers it offers us are the correct ones? What code of ethics does it obey? Without knowing anything about it, when for […] … learn more→

Can artificial intelligence predict a student's grade without the need for an exam?

Can artificial intelligence predict a student’s grade without the need for an exam?

Artificial intelligence and data analytics impact our lives on virtually every level. The educational context is no exception. This is how what we call Learning Analytics arises , a research discipline that tries to apply data analysis to improve the teaching and learning process. Among many other types of studies, there are several research initiatives that work with increasingly […] … learn more→

Humans vs AI: here’s who’s better at making money in financial markets

Humans vs AI: here’s who’s better at making money in financial markets

Artificial Intelligence (AI) has now closely matched or even surpassed humans in what were previously considered unattainable areas. These include chess, arcade games, Go, self-driving cars, protein folding and much more. This rapid technological progress has also had a huge impact on the financial services industry. More and more CEOs in the sector declare (explicitly or implicitly) that they run “technology companies […] … learn more→

Let artificial intelligence sweep away the gloom

Let artificial intelligence sweep away the gloom

We’re all wondering what the future of higher education will look like. But I’ve glimpsed that future, and it’s bright. Higher education was already in crisis before Covid-19 arrived. Universities and colleges faced falling enrolments as students, questioning the value of expensive four-year degrees, turned increasingly to community colleges and online courses. Many schools scrambled […] … learn more→

How an AI trained to read scientific papers could predict future discoveries

How an AI trained to read scientific papers could predict future discoveries

“Can machines think?”, asked the famous mathematician, code breaker and computer scientist Alan Turing almost 70 years ago. Today, some experts have no doubt that Artificial Intelligence (AI) will soon be able to develop the kind of general intelligence that humans have. But others argue that machines will never measure up. Although AI can already outperform humans on certain tasks – […] … learn more→

How artificial intelligence and human thinking work

How artificial intelligence and human thinking work

Artificial Intelligence is now present in many spheres of our life. This rise of AI is both exciting and challenging because AI and machine learning have become an inseparable part of our life. The easiest way to understand artificial intelligence is to map it to something that we already understand, i.e. our intelligence. You can […] … learn more→

Artificial intelligence and human thinking

Artificial intelligence and human thinking

Like any new technology, artificial intelligence is the subject of both hopes and fears and what it covers today presents major challenges (Villani et al., 2018). It also raises profound questions about our own humanity. Will the machine exceed the intelligence of the humans who conceived it? What will be the relation between what are […] … learn more→