[Ep 55] News this week! Amazon launches a smart lock with a camera to deliver packages inside your house, ITI lobby group doesn’t want the government to regulate it’s AI research, and Saudi Arabia gives the humanoid robot Sophia citizenship! Make your mark in the digital world around you in just 2 minutes with these bytes. Every Tuesday at 2:22.
Amazon Key Technology
October 25, 2017 – How do you feel about the idea of something being delivered right to your house, even if you are not there?
I know how convenient it sounds, and that’s how Amazon is trying to market its new innovation.
Amazon Key, which is scheduled to be launched on November 8th, is a smart lock that comes with a camera. Once it gets installed into your house, then your Amazon delivery person can enter your house to deliver your package.
It definitely needs your permission to do so. But I sure am concerned about how reliable the delivery person will be. Is this convenience worth the risk?
Lobby Group Intends to Keep AI Unregulated
October 25, 2017 – The Information Technology Industry Council (ITI) (a Washington D.C.-based lobby group) recently released its “AI Policy Principles.” The policy acknowledges the need to use AI responsibly but yet isn’t keen on showing their source to the government.
If Elon Musk and Steve Hawking’s warnings are to be believed, then this does seem a cause for concern.
Saudi Arabia Gives Citizenship to AI Robot
October 26, 2017 – The humanoid robot Sophia, which was created by David Hanson, the founder of Hong Kong-based Hanson Robotics, has now been awarded citizenship by Saudi Arabia.
In an interview by CNBC’s Andrew Ross Sorkin Sophia shared her appreciation for the status and tried to address the concern of AI being dangerous by saying ‘If you are nice to me, I will be nice to you.’
Until Next Tuesday…
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