Artificial Intelligence: the future of the charity sector – Charity Digital News

The idea of an artificial mind that can think by itself has always loomed large in the human imagination – the ancient Greeks told myths of mechanical men.  As an academic discipline, the field of Artificial Intelligence (AI) has been studied since the 1950s, after computer scientist Alan Turing first asked, “can machines do what we, as thinking entities, do?”

But in 2018, AI is firmly out of the realms of science fiction or academic theory.  Last week UK prime minister Theresa May stood up in her keynote address to the World Economic Forum and announced her ambition to establish the UK as a “world leader” in AI, alongside plans for its ethical oversight…

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