The Robotic Process Automation (RPA) market will continue to undergo dramatic and rapid maturation in 2019, but RPA companies are finding themselves at a tipping point: They will either grow into their lofty market valuations or we will start to hear the hissing of a deflating bubble and warning signs of a “hype cycle” crash.
The International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) has released its Draft International Standards for Drone Operations for a public consultation. Drone professionals, academics, businesses, and the general public is invited to submit comments by 21 Jan 2019. Worldwide adoption is scheduled for 2019.
The widely-renowned Australian moral philosopher, Professor Peter Singer, is at the forefront of thinking on the social impact and ethical implications of new technologies. In June 2018, Professor Singer gave a public lecture on ethics and technology at the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO).
The use of Automated Facial Recognition (AFR) within a CCTV landscape has the potential to offer many benefits to society, from supporting healthcare and helping city authorities look after our public spaces to biometric authentication for international travel, managing controlled, safe access to workplaces and leisure venues, and control of anti-social behaviours and criminal activities.
When first starting to think of the implications of large-scale Artificial Intelligence (AI), it is impossible to escape the conversation of ethics. Nearly 70 years ago, science fiction writers like Philip K. Dick and Isaac Asimov imagined worlds where AI was fully integrated within human society and, even in their tales of fantasy, they felt the need or desire to address ethical concerns.
Artificial Intelligence (AI) is becoming ever-present, integrating with everyday technologies as well as assisting the operations of huge global businesses. In the future it promises to revolutionise areas such as healthcare, education, and transport. In becoming so widespread, there emerges a need to ensure that AI behaves in an ethical manner to minimise harm and maximise benefits.