A robot called 'Pepper' is positioned near an entrance to a Microsoft Store location, in Boston.
The European Union presented ethics guidelines Monday as it seeks to promote its own artificial intelligence sector, which has fallen behind developments in China and the United States.
The European Commission, the bloc's executive arm, unveiled a framework aimed at boosting trust in AI by ensuring, for example, data about EU citizens are not used to harm them.
"Ethical AI is a win-win proposition that can become a competitive advantage for Europe: being a leader of human-centric AI that people can trust," Commission Vice President Andrus Ansip said.
The guidelines list seven key requirements for "trustworthy AI" established by independent experts consulted by the Commission.
Among them is one ensuring that data about citizens will not be used to harm them or to discriminate against them.
The measures also call for mechanisms to ensure accountability for AI systems and for AI algorithms to be secure and reliable enough to deal with errors or inconsistencies.
The Commission now aims to launch a pilot phase in which industry, research and public authorities test the list of key requirements.
It will also involve companies from other countries and international organisations.
The Commission aims to improve cooperation with "like-minded partners" such as Japan, Canada or Singapore and continue working with the G7 and G20 groups of leading economies.
The updated guidelines flow from the Commission's AI strategy unveiled in April last year, which aimed to bring public and private investment in the sector to at least 20 billion euros annually over the next decade.
Europe is trying to catch up with both the US and China.
A study published last month showed that China is poised to overtake the United States in artificial intelligence with a surge in academic research on the key technology.
A burgeoning sector, AI is already used to recognise people in photos, filter unwanted content from online platforms and enable cars to drive themselves.
More than 150 service-smart applications that have been provided by the UAE governmental institutions and organizations, to present fast, diverse and interactive services in various fields, according to a four-year scientific study on the analysis of the content of services provided through smart phone
How precious is your personal smartphone? I liken it to your lip balm or your lipstick or your comb. Aside from your family you wouldn’t share any of those items with a complete stranger, would you? No you wouldn’t.
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When a loved one passes away a lot goes through our minds. We have happy memories and many regrets. Perhaps there’s something we should have said or shouldn’t have. Perhaps there’s something we should have done or something we shouldn’t have. No matter how good a relationship we might have shared with the one who passed away, there will always be something we’ll feel bad about, aside from the fact that we won’t be seeing them again, at least not in this life.
The 22nd edition of the Dubai Summer Surprises (DSS) this year is offering residents and visitors exciting events, sales, entertainment and offers on citywide attractions till Aug.3.
Aiming to provide a platform for aspiring and professional writers to hone their skills, Dubai Public Libraries of Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture) hosted a series of creative writing workshops. The workshops were held for five days and conducted in Arabic and English by local, regional, and international authors and professionals.
Collage Talent Centre at Sharjah Ladies Club is encouraging female artists and photographers from all around the UAE to showcase their photographs, paintings and digital artworks at the third edition of its Noon Arts Award themed “After the Rain.”
Sharjah Police are still searching for an Indian boy, 15, who has been missing from his parents’ home for 13 days now. The boy did not take any of his personal belongings and left home with only Dhs8 of his daily pocket money, according to the boy’s father.