Four Weekly Tech Newsletter – Aug 8

A round up of the latest tech stories, curated for you weekly, by Four.

Lead articles from August 8

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Guidelines for Artificial Intelligence from the 18th Century

Research from the University of Kent and Aalto University Finland, has concluded with four key guidelines for how society should view and utilise Artificial Intelligence (AI), based on fictional scenarios in 18th Century literature. The paper, ‘Embodiment in 18th Century Depictions of Human-Machine Co-Creativity’, notes that AI is viewed broadly as a tool to enhance creativity, but is actually developed to such sophistication…

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ML used to successfully measure attachment in children

For the first time, researchers have used machine learning to successfully measure attachment in children—the vital human bond that humans first develop as infants to their caregivers. In new multi-disciplinary research, led by the University of Glasgow and published in PLOS ONE, the study team present a quick and easy way to measure attachment through a computer game, that has the potential to be used in largescale public health monitoring.

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How AI can improve the classroom experience

Levi Belnap wants to make this clear from the beginning—artificial intelligence will never replace human teachers, at least not in our lifetime. What he and his colleagues at Merlyn Mind believe is that AI can enhance teachers’ work. On this episode of EdTech Today, Levi introduces us to his nascent company’s offering and provides some insights on how they believe the classroom experience can be better for all involved.

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To create AGI we need a new theory of intelligence

This article is part of “the philosophy of artificial intelligence,” a series of posts that explore the ethical, moral, and social implications of AI today and in the future For decades, scientists have tried to create computational imitations of the brain. And for decades, the holy grail of artificial general intelligence, computers that can think and act like humans, has continued to elude scientists and researchers. Why do we continue to replicate some aspects of intelligence but fail to generate systems that can generalize their skills like humans and animals?

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Data science needs input from women

As a feminist ally, I passed the mic to some phenomenal women who are generally underpaid, underrepresented and unseen in the world of data science which is male-dominated. Data has been referred to as the new oil because it is a valuable asset that has the potential to transform the way society operates. Data science is the interdisciplinary, complex employment of big data, AI, and advanced analy­tics…

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Cybersecurity today requires greater digital and business understanding

BSI’s Mark Brown discusses current infosec challenges, the need for diversity in cybersecurity recruits, and how he picked up his tech flair from his dad. Mark Brown joined BSI in February of this year as global managing director for its Cybersecurity and Information Resilience consulting services business. He has almost 30 years of experience in this sector, previously holding leadership roles such as global CISO at SABMiller and global CIO/CTO at Spectris. He was also a senior partner at Wipro and a partner at EY.