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Joanna Bryson
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My slides from the meeting on Moral Technology I was doing 24/5 last week in Switzerland. I had thought they'd invited me to talk about AI as a moral agent (which they did) but most of it was about using technology to alter human morality. When I realised that I edited my talk to advocate ensuring that technology so used is done by consent of the affected users. It turned out nearly everyone at the meeting said and/or demonstrated the same attitude. There were people doing good science on the biggest problems of our time such as the US penal system and why we put more effort into one stuck hedgehog than the genocide in Syria. The meeting will become regular. http://www.ethik.uzh.ch/de/ufsp/agenda/1607-Moral-Technologies.html
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It can't be that simple; the income distribution is not 50/50. I am really suspicious that it's a media effect, and or campaign / advertising. They are the only ones that benefit financially from close races. Leaving was stupid, yet 80% of media coverage was on it to compensate. Then the polls were wrong because the question wasn't treated as "sensitive" so many older voters that were going to vote leave lied that they weren't (ask Will Lowe if you want a reference on all that.) So the media & advertising people over shot and screwed up. But what they wanted was 50/50, and they nearly achieved that.
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I thought it was a good article - obviously from a particular perspective, but better than the way the writer had chosen to top and tail it.
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I updated this post because I forgot to relate the truth / post fact society part!  See italics in the middle.
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ARGH!  Why do deleted +Gmail  drafts not go into the bin/trash???  Do you know you put the "delete" button right next to the stupidly hard to manipulate drop down menu you have to use for spell checking???
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Drafts are if you DON'T delete it, just close the window.  If you accidentally hit the trash can, good bye!
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This is insane. There was never an honest option to leave the EU. Every single politician who even supported the idea of a referendum was either lying or grossly incompetent, probably both. The best solution at this point would be for every single one from Cameron to Farage through May to get on stage and admit that they seriously had not expected the British people to go against the advice of every competent academic and economist and were only playing political games, and that they are turning the page now to a new era of honest government.
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9 out of 10 academics at top US universities voted for Gore & we got pilloried for being biased.  9 out of 10 academics opposed Brexit and a leading politician said people don't need expertise.  It's very unusual that this time the stupidity of ignoring 9 out of 10 academics is so immediately apparent.  By the way, 9 out of 10 academics think climate change is something we should be addressing.
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British Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli: "There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics."
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I know this is 26 minutes long & there's a lot going on now.   But I sincerely think if you're bothering to follow me you'll find this one of the most fascinating things you've heard in a while. 

https://www.theguardian.com/science/audio/2016/jul/01/do-we-want-robots-to-be-like-humans-podcast

The Guardian did a really bad job of selling this, there is NO mention of Star Trek between me & Paul Newman.
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https://www.theguardian.com/science/audio/2016/jul/01/do-we-want-robots-to-be-like-humans-podcast?CMP=twt_a-science_b-gdnscience  Podcast with me & Paul Newman.  You can guess my answer ;-)  Mentions new work with +Aylin Caliskan Islam as well as some of hte things I've said in a couple previous blog posts, notably Chess wasn't killed by AI: The gestalt of being human https://joanna-bryson.blogspot.co.uk/2016/03/chess-wasnt-killed-by-ai-gestalt-of.html and Knowledge is Power: Truth in the Information Age https://joanna-bryson.blogspot.co.uk/2016/06/knowledge-is-power-truth-in-information.html
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Facebook AI update: FB managed to recommend to me people I actually know & get along with, apparently based on topic analysis. Normally it recommends Bath PhD students because of the sheer number of links we share (other PhDs & staff. Incidentally, I never friend-request people I have power over, and always friend-accept them, because power dynamics / fairness.) But the last two days I was surprised to see colleagues. Having friended a couple, I see these were people who I had a couple of mutual friends with, and who also spent most of the last few days talking about Brexit. 

I've previously noticed that I sometimes got recommendations to friend people I once knew well and now had no mutual friends with.  I assume that this means they also suggest as friends people who have searched for you and looked at your public posts.
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What hurts most about Brexit to me is the right of free movement – which actually the UK can't give up and still trade with the EU, but that 52% of the country didn't want it hurts.
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  • Princeton University
    Visiting Fellow, 2015 - present
    Center for Information Technology Policy
  • University of Bath
    Reader, 2002 - present
    Intelligent Systems Group, Computer Science
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Billand, Denmark - Mannheim, Germany - Vienna, Austria - Carol Stream, Illinois - Chicago, Illinois - Omaha, Nebraska - Bath, England - Edinburgh, Scotland - Cambridge, Massachusetts - Nottingham, England - Maastricht, Netherlands - Milwaukee, Wisconsin - Dayton, Ohio - Charlotte, North Carolina
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I study natural & artificial intelligence for a living, and as a hobby.
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  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Artificial Intelligence, 1993 - 2001
  • University of Edinburgh
    Psychology, 1996 - 1998
  • University of Edinburgh
    Artificial Intelligence, 1991 - 1992
  • College of the University of Chicago
    Behavioural Science, 1982 - 1986
  • Glenbard North Highschool
    1978 - 1982
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I have a new favourite pub in London! Fantastic spaces, locally-sourced food (though it can be uneven), yet definitely a pub not a restaurant. And the beer is great! I went with the house brand and was very happy.
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You've gotta see where dada started and the space is great, but yes truly some of the worst service in Zürich you'd think you were in the first district of Vienna. But that's just part of it and if you persist you're family in no time.
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Super friendly, arty cool open space indoors plus patio in rear courtyard & a few tables on the street. Great food (just a few dishes but proper meals), homemade everything. Good wifi. Music a bit repetitive but not bad or too loud to talk.
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Walled patio in summer I went with 3 others & everything we got was good, except the guy who ordered polenta with mushrooms, that was GREAT. I know what I'm getting next time I'm in Ascona.
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Food is righteous though not thrilling at least there's proper salt & pepper grinders on the table. In the back of a courtyard and up some stairs so surprisingly safe & quiet feeling, particularly given all the billiards tables in the rear. Great wifi, no music, good place to hang out.
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Good food probably worth its price, a little overspiced so you'll notice when your drunk. Terrible music very loud, probably aimed at 20-30yo working at nearby exchange. Wifi is good, service & sober patrons are friendly.
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