$10 Million Is Being Invested to Examine the Ethics of AI

A new center at Carnegie Mellon will research the role of AI in society.

November 3, 2016

The War on Parkinson’s: Stem Cells Successfully Injected into Patient’s Brain

A glimmer of hope for Parkinson's research.

September 15, 2016

Tech Giants Are Uniting to Develop A Set of Ethics for AI

The conversation likely moved past Asimov's Three Laws.

September 10, 2016

Scientists Created a Robot that Randomly, and Intentionally, Hurts People. Here’s Why

This robot can decide whether or not it wants to hurt you.

June 22, 2016

Scientists Confirm: Reprogrammed Adult Stem Cells Perfectly Mimic Embryonic Stem Cells

Induced pluripotent stem cells are identical to those harvested from an embryo.

June 15, 2016

Scientists Are Using Stories To Teach Human Values To Computers

Scientists are using stories and other literature to teach artificial agents human values such as morality and cultural mores.

February 18, 2016

Scientists Were Just Given the Go-Ahead to Genetically Modify Human Embryos

For the first time, a regulatory committee has given scientists approval to use gene-editing technology to human embryos.

February 1, 2016

Researchers From China Genetically Engineer Monkeys to Exhibit Autistic-Like Behavior

In an effort to understand human brain disorders, scientists have genetically modified monkeys to begin exhibiting signs of autism, ultimately raising questions about the ethics behind such work.

January 26, 2016

Experts Approve Human Gene Editing, With Some Restrictions

An international summit of scientists concluded that human gene editing is ethical and appropriate, as long as it is not done for reproductive purposes.

December 5, 2015
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