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  • Screwbots

    Have you ever thought of "lying" to your smartphone to protect your privacy? Everyday we face a dilemma about privacy: We take advantage of apps that are able to use our location or data to provide "smart" services at the expense of privacy (we all know our data can be supplied to third parties), or we cling on to our privacy and ignore the benefits of such smart technologies.It does not have to necessarily be like this, in this article we describe the rise of a new kind of intelligent apps we called Screwbots---programs that can access the personal data we share on the cloud and scramble it ("screw it up"), or intentionally lie by reducing data accuracy, to protect our privacy.

  • Automated Car Woes---Whoa There!
    With all the growing interest in automated cars and driverless cars and recent accidents involving them, we thought we would turn to Risks founder Peter G. ...

  • Science, Reason, and Robots
    Science depends on logical reasoning. However, the conclusions one comes to intimately depend on the explicit, or more often implicit, assumptions on which the reasoning is based. ...