Scientific American – Nicolas Economou, a senior advisor to The Future Society’s Artificial Intelligence Initiative and CEO of H5, talked about how interactions between people and artificially intelligent machines pose tricky questions about liability and accountability.
Utility Dive – Domestic energy programs were targets for some of the steepest cuts in Trump's budget proposal. The omnibus spending bill turns that proposal on its head, increasing funds for a number of offices Trump proposed to cut.
Reuters – The daughter of the woman killed by an Uber self-driving vehicle in Arizona has retained a personal injury lawyer, underlying the potential high stakes of the first fatality caused by an autonomous vehicle.
Reuters – Arizona officials said on Tuesday they saw no immediate need to tighten rules on the testing of self-driving cars in the state in reaction to a fatal accident involving an Uber autonomous vehicle that has focused attention on the safety of the new technology.
The Hill – Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-N.Y.), chairwoman of the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Capabilities, introduced a bill Wednesday that would create an independent commission to study the country’s AI national security needs.