We are now at the right place and time for AI to be the set of technology advancements that can help us solve challenges where answers reside in data. While we have already seen a few AI bull and bear markets since the 50’s, this time it’s different.
Stanford University will lead a 100-year effort to study the long-term implications of artificial intelligence in all aspects of life.
Mistaken extrapolations, limited imagination, and other common mistakes that distract us from thinking more productively about the future.
Living With AI
“Through all of this, he said technologists have an obligation to understand the implications of these advances, and to design them to benefit people. He remained optimistic that post-singularity, artificial intelligence can be a force for improving the world and the lives of people.”
When you think of AI, chances are excellent that you think of jobs that might be lost to automation. However, although AI is likely to change the global face of work, this may not be the biggest impact it has on our lives. AI is also going to be enhancing our personal lives.
Preparing For A Future
For those worried AI has become overhyped, Singularity Hub sat down with Jacobstein after his talk to hear firsthand about progress in the field of AI, the practical applications of the technology that he’s most excited about, and how we can prepare society for a future of AI.
At the launch of the Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence (CFI), the famed scientist warned of a potentially grave future given the rise of AI. The work done at CFI could have far-reaching implications for the future of AI, helping shape how the technology is used and regulated.
Physicist Max Tegmark is optimistic about the future of artificial intelligence and its limitless potential. However, he believes people have a limited view of what AI truly is, and that there isn’t enough being done to ensure we’re safe from it.
Fears about the future impacts of artificial intelligence are distracting researchers from the real risks of deployed systems, argue Kate Crawford and Ryan Calo.
Debating That Future
With a new set of principles for artificial intelligence, tech pioneers seem to be developing a conscience. Good – but the discussion must include more voices
Progress in artificial intelligence has been rapid in recent years. Computer programs are dethroning humans in games ranging from Jeopardy to Go to poker. Self-driving cars are appearing on roads. AI is starting to outperform humans in image and speech recognition.
With all this progress, a host of concerns about AI’s impact on human societies have come to the forefront. It is essential to ensure that the longer-term debate stays grounded in reality. Research communities work best when they include people with different views and different sub-interests. And it is hard to imagine a topic for which this is truer than the impact of AI on human societies.
AI And Democracy
Artificial intelligence could transform the public sector, but adoption has been slow. As the Government Office for Science publishes its report into the subject, Richard Sargent, director of ASI and former performance lead at the Government Digital Service, says leadership and culture will be crucial for success.
AI advocates also suggest that, based on historical trends and human behaviour, algorithms may soon be able to shape every aspect of our daily lives, from how we conduct ourselves as drivers, to our responsibilities and entitlements as citizens, and the punishments we should receive for not obeying the law.
This post explores the five major problems with bringing algorithms into the policy arena.
As automation continues to infiltrate more and more aspects of life, some are considering the potential of an AI taking over the presidency. With a higher capacity for unbiased, constructive problem solving, an AI president could potentially prove to be a better leader than our human ones.
We are in the middle of a technological upheaval that will transform the way society is organized. We must make the right decisions now
AI And Religion
Should Christianity, the world’s largest religion, embrace all intelligent life? Even aliens? Granted, the arrival of green space creatures seeking salvation isn’t very likely. But the Pope’s lesson opens the door to the acceptance of another science-fiction stalwart, too—one that’s not so easily dismissed. Namely, hyper-intelligent machines.
How Will It Change Our Lives?
The A.I. products that now exist are improving faster than most people realize and promise to radically transform our world, not always for the better. They are only tools, not a competing form of intelligence. But they will reshape what work means and how wealth is created, leading to unprecedented economic inequalities and even altering the global balance of power.
It is imperative that we turn our attention to these imminent challenge
Imagine a world where your car drives itself, your fridge does the grocery shopping, and robots work alongside you. Rapid advances in artificial intelligence are turning that world into a near-future possibility. But what will that future really look like, and how will it change our lives?
TED spoke with three artificial intelligence experts at TED2017 in Vancouver, at a dinner on the future of AI, hosted by Toyota. Here are their thoughts on how AI will change our lives in the coming years.
Impacting On Cognition
Tom Gruber, co-creator of Apple’s digital assistant Siri, says human memory and cognition will be vastly improved once spliced with artificial intelligence.