Tag: Ethics


This week was the start of the UK Labour Party conference 2023. To coincide a deepfake audio recording of Labour leader Keir Starmer was released with the purpose of discrediting and embarrasing. Last year, deepfake videos of Zelensky and Putin were released claiming to carry political messages. There have also been recent online scams involving […]

AI Girlfriends

As we know any new technology has the power to do good, whilst at the same time will inevtiably used for the creation of p*rn and the exploitation of women. AI it seems is no exception. Some have argued that AI could create “victimless” p*rn, though I strongly suspect that ignores the impact on the […]

AI in Warfare

In his second Reith Lecture in 2021, Stuart Russell addresses the theme of AI in warfare. The first thought is this is a red-line not to cross, of course we wouldn’t want to create a robot army… but of course ethical dilemmas aren’t easy. Aside from these one can also imagine humanitarian and defensive usage […]

Living with AI

18 years ago I was starting a Computer Science course at the University of Sussex… it doesn’t feel that long ago, but things have changed so much. We were getting excited about ubiquitous computing and wearable tech back then, which is now just normal life. I recently listened to the 2021 Reith Lectures with Stuart […]