26th May 2017

Balancing Freedom & Progress: Robotics and AI Ethics

Is it conceivable to build an ethical robot? We, as humans, have inbuilt responses to situations. Our moral compass – it’s what sets us apart from our robot counterparts. We as humans can choose to make a decision based on the expected or preferred outcome, e.g. fall in love, get married. Want a pet, buy…

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17th May 2017

Driverless Cars: Optimists & Pessimists

Public opinion about the benefits, costs, and potential problems of connected and/or autonomous vehicles is still far from clear. Worldwide, numerous studies have investigated public opinion about the benefits, costs, and potential problems of so-called ‘driverless cars.’ Some are broadly optimistic, but others are more pessimistic. Venturefest’s first Roundtable of experts debated if and how…

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9th May 2017

What is a smart city?

You hear the term a lot these days but what exactly is a smart city? A smart city is an urban development vision to integrate information and communication technology and Internet of Things technology. This needs to be done in a secure fashion to manage a city’s assets e.g data, schools, libraries, transportation systems, hospitals,…

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