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The many potential social and economic benefits from advances in AI-based technologies depend entirely on the environment in which these technologies evolve, says the Royal Society. According to a new report from the UK’s science academy, urgent consideration needs to be given to the “careful stewardship” needed over the next ten years to ensure that the dividends from machine learning – the form of artificial intelligence that allows machines to learn from data – benefit all in UK society.

The chair of the report's working group was Professor Peter Donnelly FRS, Director of the Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics and Professor of Statistical Science at the University of Oxford. 

Read more (Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics website)