Dafna Feinholz: "The inalienable ethical principles of AI are the algorithmic transparency, the responsibility and the equal access to its benefits"

Dafna Feinholz: "The inalienable ethical principles of AI are the algorithmic transparency, the responsibility and the equal access to its benefits"

The ability of intelligent "machines" of self-learning, following the rapid development of artificial intelligence (AI), has set off alarm bells about the urgent need to develop a universal framework of ethical principles related to AI.

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Researchers design a new hardware-based artificial neural network capable of learning and process sensory data as the human brain does

Researchers design a new hardware-based artificial neural network capable of learning and process sensory data as the human brain does

The electronic circuits of the future will be able to self-organize in order to classify the information as the human brain does. They are neuromorphic electronic systems, so called because they emulate the architecture and behavior of the human brain. Now, researchers of neuromimeTICs group ave proposed a new artificial neural network of this type based on hardware, with physical components such as the memristors, capable of emulating the way that the brain processes sensory stimuli.

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Professor Jordi Suñé, guest editor of a special issue of ‘Materials’ dedicated to memristors for applications in AI and neuromorphic circuits

Professor Jordi Suñé, guest editor of a special issue of ‘Materials’ dedicated to memristors for applications in AI and neuromorphic circuits

The applications of artificial intelligence and neuromorphic circuits built from memristors and CMOS circuits will be the focus of the next Special Issue of Materials, which will include articles about the state-of- the-art of deep learning and hardware-based neuromorphic systems without neglecting the ethical aspects that surround the unstoppable advance of the AI.

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April kicks off with the Autism Awareness Day and closes with new findings on the genetic map that causes this disorder

April kicks off with the Autism Awareness Day and closes with new findings on the genetic map that causes this disorder

The fight of science against autism intensifies. This month of April, which began with the Autism Awareness Day, has closed with the publication of new findings on the genetics of this disorder as a result of an important international research. In parallel, AI applications are proliferating to improve the diagnosis and the quality of life of affected individuals.

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A Global Summit in Geneva puts AI in the service of poverty and the Sustainable Development Goals

A Global Summit in Geneva puts AI in the service of poverty and the Sustainable Development Goals

Artificial intelligence (AI) increases exponentially, but does it do it in the same way worldwide? The answer is No. While the richest areas of our planet and the most wealthiest social classes have access to each new solution and service of AI systems, the poorest run the risk of not accessing this force of change in science and the world economy. 

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Wearable cameras, new tools to investigate and fight against the loss of autobiographical memory

Wearable cameras, new tools to investigate and fight against the loss of  autobiographical memory

The loss of memory is a common fear among ageing people. Small memory deficits (mild cognitive impairment) may be the prelude to Alzheimer's dementia. Now, wearable cameras are emerging as very useful tools to investigate and attempt to remediate the decline of autobiographical memory, according to the scientific literature.

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The "Blue Whale" immerses teenagers at risk of suicide

The "Blue Whale" immerses teenagers at risk of suicide

Role-playing games such as the "Blue Whale" can immerse teenagers in a dangerous challenge and even lead them to suicide. Any adolescent with a profile of vulnerability, and not necessarily mentally ill, can be hooked on these types of games through social networks. The lack of social skills and the immaturity of the adolescent brain explain this higher vulnerability of adolescence. There are many recommendations that can be followed to avoid this danger.

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