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that we could use here on Earth. But above all, we should invest in one thing, even if it does not promise huge profits: humanitarianism. What exactly do you mean by that? AI is a superpower whose impact can be either good or bad. The direction it will take
Where reality ends, Gerd Reis’ “Augmented Vision” begins: This is the name of the department at the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence, where the computer scientist teaches machines not just to see – but also to understand.
The author Lars Jaeger sees the corona crisis as an opportunity for science. In an interview with Naratek, he talks about the current developments, the similarities to earlier epidemics – and the challenges for the future.
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Decisions made by machines based on AI have already been shown to be discriminatory or racist. This is due to the fact that the algorithms draw on data originating from humans, and this data is frequently biased – among other things with sexist prejudices.
Doctors who use artificial intelligence (AI) to diagnose skin lesions achieve a slightly higher detection rate than their colleagues who do not use AI, namely 77 percent compared to 63.6 percent. In particular, inexperienced physicians benefit from AI support.
What should one do in a deadlock situation, run over an elderly person or a young child? Such ethical dilemmas take center stage in the public debate relating to self-driving cars. However, there are other much more pressing questions.
Artificial intelligence could revolutionize medical diagnostics – for example the algorithm developed by the pathologist Viktor Kölzer. But this revolution requires data. And data requires protection.
There is already a chronic shortage of qualified staff in the nursing sector, and demographic change will only exacerbate this development. Consequently, a research team at the German Aerospace Center is developing robots for use in nursing homes.
The first algorithm was devised a century before the invention of the computer. It was developed by Ada Lovelace. Born into British aristocracy, her visionary ideas foreshadowed the digital age.