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13 JANUARY

Artificial Intelligence Warning Says Research Must Avoid Apocalyptic ‘Pitfalls'

Huffington Post UK, 12/01/2015, Michael Rundle

Article summarising some of the concerns about the potential destructive power of artificial intelligence notes that research by the Oxford Martin School has suggested that up to 40% of all jobs currently undertaken by humans could be at risk by automation. 

[NB:The article includes video of discussion by Nick Bostrom of Oxford University, who is not attributed as an Oxford academic.]

http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2015/01/12/artificial-intelligence-warning_n_6454678.html?utm_hp_ref=uk-tech&ir=UK+Tech

The AI Revolution Will Humanize Businesses

Forbes magazine online, 12/01/2015, Unattributed

Article commenting on how artificial intelligence will change the way businesses are operated and managed in the future mentions research by the University of Oxford proejcting that up to 66% of the U.S. workforce has a medium to high risk of being displaced by technology in the next 10-20 years.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/darden/2015/01/12/the-ai-revolution-will-humanize-businesses/  

From lab to marketplace

The Guardian, 13/01/2015, p.14, Helena Pozniak

Article about how universities can do more to help postgraduates turn their research into business startups includes comment from Hind Kraytem, a recent postgraduate now based in at Oxford’s Saïd Business School at its Launchpad, linked to the school’s entrepreneurship centre.