Do the benefits of artificial intelligence outweigh the risks?

Very interesting and thought-provoking post on developments in artificial intelligence. From near the end of this post: “Humanity’s destruction of the natural world is not rooted in malice but indifference to harming inferior intelligent beings as we set out to achieve our complex goals [and to make money]. In a similar scenario if AI were to develop a goal which differed from humanity’s, we would likely end up like the ants. “ What do you think?! [The comment above within square brackets is my addition. 😊]

The Conversation Room

The discussion around Artificial Intelligence (AI) can sound a lot like Brexit. It’s coming but we don’t know when. It could destroy jobs but it could create more. There’s even questions aboutsovereignty, democracy and taking back control.

Yet even the prospect of a post Brexit Britain led by Boris“fuck business” Johnson doesn’t conjure the same level of collective anxiety as humanity’s precarious future in the face of super-intelligent AI. Opinions are divided as to whether this technological revolution will lead us on a new path to prosperity or a dark road to human obsolescence but one thing is clear, we are about to embark on a new age of rapid change the like of which has never been experienced before in human history. 

From cancer to climate change the promise of AI is to uncover solutions to our overwhelmingly complex problems. In healthcare, its use is already…

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