Imagine an advanced artificial intelligence took over from Santa. What could go wrong?
Everyone has their own idea on the ethical use of AI, but can we get a global consensus?
There are plenty of guidelines, policy documents and reports on how best we should use AI and avoid unethical practices. So how about we agree on one set of rules?
Artificial intelligence needs to be developed with an ethical framework.
Artificial intelligence has the potential to transform the way we live, work, communicate and travel. So long as it's designed that way.
We might not like the way future AI responds to us.
We're on the way to making machines that appear and act human, and can think for themselves. So how will they react to our behaviour towards them, especially the bad behaviour?
What would Artificial General Intelligence make of the human world?
We're on the road to developing artificial intelligence systems that will be able to do tasks beyond those they were designed for. But will we be able to control them?
The future and the past, money, technology and politics documented and imagined in fact and fiction, in an economist's recommended reading.
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Even the smartest AIs weren't supposed to beat top humans at Go for another decade or more.
There’s a big difference between creating a thinking machine and modelling one.
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