Tag: smart devices

S&T researcher examines if AI have a mind of their own

Posted by on May 18, 2020

Most people encounter artificial intelligence (AI) every day in their personal and professional lives. Without giving it a second thought, people ask Alexa to add soda to a shopping list, drive with Google Maps and add filters to their Snapchat – all examples of AI use. But a Missouri University of Science and Technology researcher is examining what is considered evidence of AIs having a “mind,” which will show when a person perceives AI actions as morally wrong.

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Researchers seek participants for study of why people reject smart devices

Posted by on August 7, 2019

Two researchers at Missouri S&T want to interview people in the Rolla area who have purchased smart home devices but decided to stop using them. A smart device is an electronic gadget generally connected to other devices through wireless connections that a user can operate interactively. Drs. David Wright and Daniel Shank are studying why […]

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A look at the dark side of smart tech

Posted by on February 26, 2019

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Smart phones. Smart watches. Smart speakers. Smart appliances.

Smart devices are improving people’s lives every day. Advances in smart technology are helping people stay connected, find information and organize their lives along with numerous other benefits.

With these advances also come a sense of unease and insecurity – concerns about privacy, personal data sharing and ethics.

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