Stop Using Discriminatory AI, Human Rights Groups Say When it comes to developing artificial intelligence, President Trump may want a free-market approach. But a number of experts disagree — we need guidelines to protect people from discriminatory algorithms. Today, a group of humans rights organizations such as Human Rights Watch, Amnesty International, The Wikimedia Foundation, Access Now, and others called on governments and technology companies to adopt guiding principles to protect human rights. As part of today’s RightsCon Toronto symposium, the organizations joined to pen the Toronto Declaration on Machine Learning, which can be found in full on Access Now’s website.
First Steps · A Byte of Python We will now see how to run a traditional 'Hello World' program in Python. This will teach you how to write, save and run Python programs. There are two ways of using Python to run your program - using the interactive interpreter prompt or using a source file. We will now see how to use both of these methods. Using The Interpreter Prompt Open the terminal in your operating system (as discussed previously in the Installation chapter) and then open the Python prompt by typing python3 and pressing [enter] key.
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DeepMind's new AI ethics unit is the company's next big move DrAfter123/iStock As we hand over more of our lives to artificial intelligence systems, keeping a firm grip on their ethical and societal impact is crucial. For DeepMind, whose stated mission is to “solve intelligence”, that task will be the work of a new initiative tackling one of the most fundamental challenges of the digital age: technology is not neutral. DeepMind Ethics & Society (DMES), a unit comprised of both full-time DeepMind employees and external fellows, is the company’s latest attempt to scrutinise the societal impacts of the technologies it creates.
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Lawmakers Want You to Be Able to Sue Robots If a robot, acting autonomously, injures or otherwise wrongs a human, who will be held responsible? Some European lawmakers think that the best way to resolve this question will be to give robots “electronic personalities,” a form of legal personhood. Proposed in a 2017 report from the European Union, this form of robot rights wouldn’t give them status like that of human beings — they’re not going to get married, or buy a house, or adopt a child. But it would make it possible for self-learning robots to sue and be sued, with legal status like a corporation.
Cheat Sheets - Python Crash Course, 2nd Edition Cheat sheets can be really helpful when you’re trying a set of exercises related to a specific topic, or working on a project. Because you can only fit so much information on a single sheet of paper, most cheat sheets are a simple listing of syntax rules. This set of cheat sheets aims to remind you of syntax rules, but also remind you of important concepts as well. All of these cheat sheets have been updated to match what’s in the second edition of Python Crash Course.