Last month, the UK’s National Health Services suffered its biggest cyber-attack that crippled the system for several days. While our reliance on technology seems to be at its riskiest, are we still far away from AI monitored healthcare and treatment? We answer that and more with this article as part of a collaborative series with Hashtag by IECSE.
When IBM’s ‘Deep Blue’ defeated a chess grandmaster, everyone admired the capability of computers. When Google’s ‘Alpha Go’ defeated a 9-dan ranking player at the board game ‘Go’, they were startled by the prowess of Artificial Intelligence. However, sentiments were vastly different when the world was introduced to the first computer that could bluff. Read on as Hashtag by IECSE explores yet another facet of AI – this time involving a game of Texas Hold-Em Poker.
Earlier this year, Microsoft’s Technology and Research team released ‘Tay’, an AI chatbot that learnt from users who interacted with it on Twitter. It was not long before trolls took over and ‘Tay’ began publishing a series of inappropriate tweets before it was decommissioned. As the debate between AI and human nature still rages on, our friends at Hashtag by IECSE tell us all about AI systems and the ethical dilemmas they present.