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  • 18 Jan 2023
    Mathias Risse

    Brave New World: Political Philosophy and AI

    “I know a person when I talk to it.” With these words Google engineer Blake Lemoine made headlines in June 2022, thinking that a Google chatbot had become sentient. Google did not appreciate these headlines, and Lemoine was fired. But what is remarkable about this incident is that, as of 2022, someone in the industry […]

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  • 29 Mar 2022
    Torben Iversen, Philipp Rehm

    An introduction to “Big Data and the Welfare State”

    A central function of the state is to provide insurance against the vagaries of life and markets, such as accidents, ill health, old age, or unemployment. Collectively, these mandatory risk pooling arrangements are known as social insurance, or the welfare state. According to influential accounts in the literature, the welfare state exists because (social) insurance […]

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  • 10 Nov 2021
    Bhavik R. Bakshi

    Climate Change, Sustainable Engineering & Technology

    Edited by Ellie Pawsey, Marketing Executive, Cambridge University Press How can technology help us create a greener future? The UK is hosting the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) in Glasgow on 31 October – 12 November 2021. “The COP26 summit will bring parties together to accelerate action towards the goals of […]

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  • 16 Apr 2021
    Steve Young

    Talking to Machines

    Talking to machines is becoming commonplace. We routinely tell our smart speakers what to play next, we tell our satnavs where we want to go, we ask our phones general knowledge questions, we dictate messages to friends directly from our smartwatches, and much more. Slowly but surely the conversational agents that recognise and respond to […]

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  • 2 Feb 2021
    Joshua A. T. Fairfield

    Law and the Language of the Future

    Joshua A.T. Fairfield, author of Runaway Technology, on hate speech, disinformation, and technology,

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  • 13 Feb 2019
    Dick Whittington

    Digital innovation and entrepreneurship: bridging the skills gap

    A professor of Business Innovation and an experienced entrepreneur, Dick Whittington reflects on a weakness of STEM degree programmes in the modern world – and how he’s addressing it with his textbook Digital Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

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  • 20 Jun 2017
    Michael Filimowicz, Veronika Tzankova

    Technology and the Liberal Arts

    Michael Filimowicz and Veronika Tzankova introduce their recent title, Teaching Computational Creativity.

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  • 4 Apr 2017
    Jose Hernandez-Orallo

    Warning! Intelligence Not Included

    Jose Hernandez-Orallo, author of 'The Measure of All Minds' (2017) gives insight into the future of AI systems, and whether we should be wary of them.

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