The Asia-Pacific Europe Law Institutes Alliance (APELIA) Conference 2021 We have been captivated by Alpha-Go, experiencing driverless cars, considered smart contracts, tempted by crypto currencies, relying on the use of AI robotics in production, distribution, and product delivery; most importantly we are witnessing, with relief, its targeted application in the development of new vaccines during the COVID-19 pandemic. However, AI is also challenging scientific, ethical, legal, and regulatory norms. Where are we now and where are we heading as regards AI technologies? Who is responsible for AI’s applications? How do we eliminate AI bias? How do we deal with cross-border data flows? What legal status may be most beneficial for stakeholders? Although initiatives on AI are being suggested and promoted by national and international actors, there is still a long way to go to reach a consensus on AI under the combined effect of a technological revolution and international political and trade arm wrestling. With contribution from scholars of prominent law institutes in Asia-Pacific and Europe, as well as policymakers, judges, AI scientists and entrepreneurs, this multidisciplinary conference examined and debated those challenges against an international context. Closing Remarks Professor Yuwen Li, Founding Co-Director of APELIA, and Director of Erasmus University Rotterdam China Law Centre, Netherlands Find out more: **Related Videos** Artificial Intelligence (AI), Trade, and the Rule of Law: Opening Remarks – Artificial Intelligence (AI), Trade, and the Rule of Law: Introductory Key Conversation – Artificial Intelligence (AI), Trade, and the Rule of Law: Panel A [More]
COAST TO COAST AM – December 2021. Computer designer and author Martin Ford ( ) joined Ian Punnett to discuss the future of artificial intelligence. Ford shared his belief that AI will prove to be the most critical technology of our time, on par with electric power in terms of its importance in our lives. To learn more about featured guest speakers on this show please visit Produced and Owned by Premiere Networks Inc/iHeartMedia 2021 All Rights Reserved
Booksmith & Berkeley Arts & Letters present a virtual event with Martin Ford for his new book Rule of the Robots: How Artificial Intelligence Will Transform Everything on September 16, 2021. Order copies of Rule of the Robots and have it shipped to your door: – ABOUT THE AUTHOR – Martin Ford is a futurist and the author of New York Times bestseller Rise of the Robots, a prescient look at AI and work. It won the Financial Times Business Book of the Year Award. His TED Talk on the impact of artificial intelligence on society has been viewed over 3 million times. – MORE FROM BOOKSMITH – 📅 Upcoming events: 📚 Order books to be delivered anywhere in the world: ✍️ Sign up for our weekly newsletter:
“There is no technology more important today than AI. Martin Ford continues his tradition of clear insights and observations about this important topic in a well-researched page-turner. A delightful book!” ―Erik Brynjolfsson, Director of the Stanford Digital Economy Lab and co-author of “The Second Machine Age” “An incisive, balanced, and well-informed discussion of where AI stands today, how it may evolve, and the risks it poses to human society.”―Stuart Russell, Professor of Computer Science at the University of California, Berkeley and co-author of “Artificial Intelligence: A Modern Approach” “Writing about the future of robotics is a dangerous endeavour, since it illuminates every aspect of our lives with a startling, unchartered perspective. Ford navigates this challenge admirably, with an exceptional blend of depth, rigor and clarity.” ―Judea Pearl, winner of the A.M. Turing Award, Professor of Computer Science at UCLA and co-author of “The Book of Why” “The best up-to-date, go-to book on the social and economic implications of artificial intelligence.” ―Tyler Cowen, Professor of Economics at George Mason University “Probably the most compelling single-volume book so far on AI’s advance and the opportunities and challenges associated with its multi-faceted impact on the world. Those in AI and those outside it will get a lot out of his clear-eyed and critical perspective. I highly recommend it.” ―James Manyika, Chairman and Director of the McKinsey Global Institute ** The above quotes are a sample of the praise for the new book by futurist and NY Times bestselling author Martin Ford, “Rule of [More]
The New York Times–bestselling author of Rise of the Robots shows what happens as AI takes over our lives If you have a smartphone, you have AI in your pocket. AI is impossible to avoid online. And it has already changed everything from how doctors diagnose disease to how you interact with friends or read the news. But in Rule of the Robots, Martin Ford argues that the true revolution is yet to come. In this sequel to his prescient New York Times bestseller Rise of the Robots, Ford presents us with a striking vision of the very near future. He argues that AI is a uniquely powerful technology that is altering every dimension of human life, often for the better. For example, advanced science is being done by machines, solving devilish problems in molecular biology that humans could not, and AI can help us fight climate change or the next pandemic. It also has a capacity for profound harm. Deep fakes—AI-generated audio or video of events that never happened—are poised to cause havoc throughout society. AI empowers authoritarian regimes like China with unprecedented mechanisms for social control. And AI can be deeply biased, learning bigoted attitudes from us and perpetuating them. In short, this is not a technology to simply embrace, or let others worry about. The machines are coming, and they won’t stop, and each of us needs to know what that means if we are to thrive in the twenty-first century. And Rule of the Robots is [More]
The 9 companies that will dominate AI. Artificial Intelligence or AI, it is said by many, will be man’s last invention. Why? Because AI is more than just hardware and software, AI will allow machines to learn. This machine learning will allow programs to make decisions and to think on their own. They will be able to iterate themselves, through trial and error, to perfection. But there are only 9 companies that will dominate this potentially huge industry. These are the companies you should either try to work for, associate yourself with, or invest in. Alibaba are the third largest ecommerce company in the world. They are investing $15B in global research labs in multiple countries dedicated to AI innovations. Their newest chatbot can understand human emotions, and respond accordingly, including alerting service reps to intervene. They have 200 AI powered robots in automated warehouses that process one million shipments per day. And they are creating AI robots in the hospitality sector that can deliver meals and laundry to guests. Amazon is the largest ecommerce company in the world. Amazon has expanded Alexa to Amazon Lex. Amazon Polly, and Amazon Rekognition. These technologies are involved in text to speech conversion, and face recognition using artificial intelligence. Amazon is creating AI powered self-guided drones that can deliver products weighing as much as an unbelievable – one ton. They use ai to determine product search rankings, recommendations, and ad placement. Apple – has Siri ai voice assistant. They have invested in a [More]