When algorithms discriminate: Robotics, AI and ethics - Talk to Al Jazeera

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We live in an age of rapid technological advances where artificial intelligence (AI) is a reality, not a science fiction fantasy.

Every day we rely on algorithms to communicate, do our banking online, book a holiday - even introduce us to potential partners.

Driverless cars and robots may be the headline makers, but AI is being used for everything from diagnosing illnesses to helping police predict crime hot spots.

As machines become more advanced, how does society keep pace when deciding the ethics and regulations governing technology?

Al Jazeera talks to Stephen Roberts, professor of Machine Learning at the University of Oxford, United Kingdom, on the role machine learning plays in our lives today - and in the future.

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