Robotergesetze

Sent to prison by an Artificial Intelligence?

Eric Loomis, 34, was once convicted of a sexual crime. In 2013 he was again in court. He was caught with a car that was previously used in a shooting. He was imprisoned for six years. The decision was made by a judge, though based on a recommendation by the software Compas, an artificial intelligence. ...

Ghostwriting

Some people copy from others, but others don't write their master's, diploma or doctoral theses themselves, too, but employ ghostwriters. Danish researchers have therefore programmed an AI that can detect if someone has written an unique work. It evaluates the writing style, and if it doesn't fit the previous work, there likely is a ghost ...

Say something, and I’ll show you your face

Those people who still answer the phone may know that feelings: As soon as I hear a voice I think about what the other person looks like. There is Google, yes, but some people actually manage to hide their appearance online. Anyone who feels addressed, may like to contact me and teach me this art. Anyway, ...

Me vs. Music

Creativity is such a thing. Most people would say it's a human thing. AI developers would say that may be true, but that does not mean that it's not an AI thing, too. So I did a self-test: me against AI. I wanted to find out if I'm more creative than a machine. One song was ...

Cyber Insecurity

In April 2019 the Leverkusen pharmaceutical company Bayer was attacked by a possibly Chinese hacker group with the so-called "Winnti" malware. The attackers were highly professional. They had infected systems at the interface from the intranet to the Internet and tried to penetrate deeper from there. Apparently Winnti could not steal information yet. But Winnti ...

The Training of Doctor AI

A life is said to have been saved by Watson, after all: In 2016, he was presented the case of a Japanese patient on whose condition the doctors puzzled. Only the AI ​​system of the IT company IBM was able to diagnose a rare leukemia, the woman was cured. That’s exactly what IBM promised. The ...

The Robot Surgeons

In some German clinics it is already a common view: The patient lies on the operating table. Above him are four sterile robot arms. A few feet away from the table, the surgeon sits in a kind of cockpit, concentrating his head in an opening in the apparatus, where he sees images of the patient’s ...