How to Robot-Proof Your Children’s Careers

April 6, 2016: Read article in Financial Times. As artificial intelligence technology replaces many jobs currently performed by human workers and revolutionizes the global economy, careers involving emotional intelligence and creativity are likely to remain human, at least for the next several...

How to Be Good: Why You Can’t Teach Human Values to Artificial Intelligence

April 2016: Read article in Slate. Artificially intelligent machines will soon be in situations where they have to make values-based decisions. For example, if a self-driving car must make a choice between protecting its passengers or pedestrians, the programmers of the self-driving vehicle must give it a definite answer. The question is not whether machines can be made to obey human values but which humans ought to decide those values. Ultimately, what gives Western, well-off, white male cisgender scientists the right to determine how the machine encodes and develops human...

Would You MARRY A Robot?

February 12, 2016: Read article in The Daily Mail. As robotics and artificial intelligence progresses towards ever more lifelike humanoid robots, friendships and even romantic relationships could become possible between humans and robots. What consequences does this change pose for our definitions of friendship, love, and...