Apple: the next iMac would adopt a new design and an Apple Silicon processor this year

For the first time since 2012, Apple would finally renew the design of its iMac. In 2021, Apple is preparing at least three new desktop Macs. According to Bloomberg's Mark Gurman, who also released information on future MacBook Pros and iPhone 12 successors in recent days, Apple will announce an iMac and two Mac Pros in 2021. The transition to Apple Silicon processors gives a new blows to the computers of the Californian giant.     iMac: finally an edge-to-edge screen This year, the iMac could change completely. Mark Gurman indicates that the borders of his screen would be much smaller, like Pro Display XDR, the ultra high-end screen launched by Apple with the Mac Pro in 2019. The back of the computer would also abandon the curvature in favor of a completely flat frame.  This new iMac would also be equipped with an Apple Silicon processor, probably a more powerful chip than the Apple M1 chip currently present in the MacBook Air, MacBook Pro and Mac mini. The 2021 iMac is reportedly

Ethics and Artificial Intelligence

With the Covid-19 pandemic, the deployment of artificial intelligence programs in all sectors of human activity is experiencing an unprecedented boom. But this all-out IT "governance", based on the massive collection and detailed analysis of data by machines in public, industrial or private spheres, gives rise to both hopes and concerns. 

Ethics and Artificial Intelligence
 

Whether in the sectors of health, transport, scientific research, commerce, industry, entertainment, education, or even assistance to people, the progress expected with the massive deployment artificial intelligence systems now catalyze all kinds of fantasies. The field of video surveillance also crystallizes most of these anxieties with the prospect of automatic analysis of images from urban cameras, as provided for in the French government's "Global Security" law articles.

But without an ethical vision to regulate their uses from their conception, the development and adoption of these technologies would ultimately be compromised, explains Jérémy Harroch, founder and president of Quantmetry. This French consulting and expertise firm specializes in the deployment of artificial intelligence for Key Accounts.

To achieve an ethical result, the first thing to take into consideration is the legal framework for developing artificial intelligence.

- Jérémy Harroch, founder and president of Quantmetry


“These cameras will need intelligent systems to be able to detect anomalies. We know today that there are abilities to recognize whether an object held in a hand is a plastic object or a handgun. Some of these systems were more inclined to distinguish the handgun in the hands of a person of color and instead indicated that the object held by a white individual was a plastic toy, ”says Jeremy Harroch.

Then, Jérémy Harroch adds: "Ethics in artificial intelligence is to be able to understand a priori what are the biases present in a set of data analyzed by these programs and to prevent them from reproducing and conditioning the decisions of the machine. But to achieve an ethical result, the first thing to take into consideration is the legal framework to develop artificial intelligence and in particular the questions of the anonymization of personal data, respect for private and individual rights, and fundamental freedoms of people. , ethical questions that today have not been resolved at all. " 

A use of artificial intelligence by justice with inconclusive results

The use of artificial intelligence by judicial authorities is already a reality in many countries around the world. Police in the United States have used it to try to prevent murders and Japan to predict city-wide crime, but to no avail.

Elsewhere, it is not better, these surveillance systems by facial recognition and driven by artificial intelligence, which were implemented in defiance of the ethics and fundamental freedoms of citizens have demonstrated that a computer device, however intelligent it may be- rather, it will deliver "abracadabrantesque" results when it is fed with unfounded, even rigged data.