Posted on November 20, 2018
As technology develops around self-driving vehicles I find myself hearing more often people questioning whether they are a good idea. Comments range from “surely they cannot perform as well as a human driver” or “I would rather be driven by a person than a software, I just cant trust it”.
Posted on October 11, 2018
With Amazon and Microsoft opting for the female characters of Alexa and Cortana to respectively represent their bots, alongside the feminine voices of Apple’s Siri and Google’s Assistant, we see a theme occurring in the industry when assigning a gender to virtual assistant bots. Why is it that when designing this AI, we are seeing so many bots introduced to the market under female names?
Posted on September 19, 2018
Automation, a topic which needs to be discussed more frequently. I’m sure we’ve all had the same debate. Sitting around the television screen on a Saturday evening watching Terminator, with a big plate of nachos, when someone brings up how AI will soon take over the world and enslave humans. However, are we really going to be ruled by the iPhone?! What is this colossal disruption that seems to have every industry panic-stricken?