Laws, Ethics, and AI: Many Questions Without Clear Answers

The marriage of robots and ethics has been explored by philosophers, technologists, and even science fiction writers since long before robots even existed. Isaac Asimov’s “Three Laws of Robotics” first appeared in 1942 – predating today’s advanced artificial intelligence by half a century. But as AI technology advances and intermingles with human life more and…

Robot, Mans Best Friend

After years of data privacy battles in the legal world, I recently embarked on a “career upgrade” to the role of General Counsel for a startup company that implements digital robots.  At first, I was not convinced. The business of digital robots is not remarkably litigious, but I came from a world where most data breaches…

Artificial Intelligence in Star Wars: 4 Places We See A.I. in a Galaxy Far, Far Away

Hollywood, like Silicon Valley, has long been intrigued by artificial intelligence. Many films and TV shows have featured predictions as to what A.I. might look like in the future- portraying the technology as either helpful or terrifying (or shades of both). One such place is the Blockbuster franchise, Star Wars. George Lucas, Star Wars Creator,…

AI IN PIXAR MOVIES: Futuristic (and Not-So-Futuristic) Tech Featured in Animated Films

THE INCREDIBLES (2004)   Pixar’s Tech Take In this movie about a superhero family, the movie’s villain, Syndrome, uses high-tech robots to cause chaos. Over time, these robots use artificial intelligence and machine learning to gain information from battles with superheroes and improve their fighting techniques. The key robot in the arsenal, called the Omnidroid,…

JOBS 2040 FORECAST: Q&A WITH DR. GOKUL SOLAI

How Digital Workforces Partner With Us Today and the Future We sat down with Dr. Gokul Solai, CEO of Novatio Solutions to talk about the future of the digital workforce. Here’s his take on what we can expect over the next 25 years.   Question: There is a lot of talk about robots taking jobs…

Think Like a Human: What is Cognitive Computing?

The era of technology has created new vocabulary: machine learning, Robotic Process Automation, disruptive technology … just to name a few. One buzzword used in the artificial intelligence community is “cognitive computing.” What is cognitive computing, and how can it shape our future?   Cognitive Computing Defined Chatbots Magazine defines cognitive computing as: “Self-learning systems…

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