The Future


Assessing the Future of Artificial Intelligence

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A recent consultation by the UK House of Lords Select Committee on Artificial Intelligence has called for evidence on the economic, ethical and social implications of advances in artificial intelligence [call for evidence PDF]. The consultation poses a range of questions in particular topic areas, such as the impact of AI on society and the public perception of it, as well as ethical considerations and the role of the governemnt in responding to AI's development and use. BBC broadcasts such as the OU co-produced Hyper Evolution: Rise of the Robots help inform the debate, describing recent advances to a wide audience, and the OU's OpenLearn free learning resources provide a next step towards learning more. This free course, Introducing engineering, introduces a number of key themes that explore how engineering is undertaken in our modern world.


Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg clash over the future of artificial intelligence

Los Angeles Times

Two of the technology industry's most powerful leaders are at odds when it comes to artificial intelligence. Facebook Chief Mark Zuckerberg on Sunday called Musk's dire warnings overblown and described himself as "optimistic." "People who are naysayers and try to drum up these doomsday scenarios -- I don't understand it," Zuckerberg said while taking questions via a Facebook Live broadcast. Musk's electric car company is using the technology to enhance self-driving features in its vehicles.


Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg clash over the future of artificial intelligence

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Justin Chang reviews "War for the Planet of the Apes," directed by Matt Reeves and starring Andy Serkis, Woody Harrelson, Steve Zahn and Judy Greer. Justin Chang reviews "War for the Planet of the Apes," directed by Matt Reeves and starring Andy Serkis, Woody Harrelson, Steve Zahn and Judy Greer. Justin Chang reviews "War for the Planet of the Apes," directed by Matt Reeves and starring Andy Serkis, Woody Harrelson, Steve Zahn and Judy Greer. Justin Chang reviews "War for the Planet of the Apes," directed by Matt Reeves and starring Andy Serkis, Woody Harrelson, Steve Zahn and Judy Greer.


Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg clash over the future of artificial intelligence

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Justin Chang reviews "War for the Planet of the Apes," directed by Matt Reeves and starring Andy Serkis, Woody Harrelson, Steve Zahn and Judy Greer. Justin Chang reviews "War for the Planet of the Apes," directed by Matt Reeves and starring Andy Serkis, Woody Harrelson, Steve Zahn and Judy Greer. Justin Chang reviews "War for the Planet of the Apes," directed by Matt Reeves and starring Andy Serkis, Woody Harrelson, Steve Zahn and Judy Greer. Justin Chang reviews "War for the Planet of the Apes," directed by Matt Reeves and starring Andy Serkis, Woody Harrelson, Steve Zahn and Judy Greer.


Elon Musk says Mark Zuckerberg's understanding of the future of AI is 'limited'

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Billionaire business icon Elon Musk -- of Tesla, SpaceX and more fame -- just fired back at Mark Zuckerberg over his grasp of the future of AI, claiming that the Facebook CEO's "understanding of the subject is limited." He was responding to comments made by Zuckerberg this weekend -- he chatted to fans on a Facebook live stream for an hour and a half while grilling meat on his BBQ, no less. "AI is a rare case where we need to be proactive in regulation instead of reactive because if we're reactive in AI regulation it's too late," he said at a meeting of U.S. governors this year. AI is increasingly a critical part of the Facebook business, while Zuckerberg himself has tinkered with the tech to develop his own home automation system, so perhaps naturally he feels differently.


Musk and Zuckerberg clash over future of AI

BBC News

Elon Musk has accused Mark Zuckerberg of failing to understand artificial intelligence. It comes after the Facebook boss said that the doomsday scenario put forward by Mr Musk was unhelpful. Mr Musk tweeted: "I've talked to Mark about this. Mr Musk began warning AI could destroy humans three years ago, when, during a talk at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the billionaire Space X founder called it humanity's "biggest existential threat".


Forward thinking: Experts reveal what's next for AI

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Conversation has been the most powerful way humans communicate with each other for thousands of years. AI visionaries believe that in just three to five years, computer conversational abilities will advance significantly, paving the way for a bevy of life-changing AI applications. How will conversation advance and what are the possible applications?


The future of Artificial Intelligence and the singularity - BISILO

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Artificial intelligence today is making progress exponentially and opening new horizons as to the possibilities it provides us. While some view it as a chance at eradicating hunger and solving illiteracy and poverty, others are concerned about a future where machines surpass human intelligence and make decisions that endanger our safety and survival. The singularity, therefore, is a hypothetical moment in time where artificial intelligence will surpass human intelligence and result in unthinkable changes to the human civilization. So, our fear here is the development of something that surpasses humans, as the artificially intelligent machine would then proceed to redesign and improve itself at an alarming rate, even perceive actions against it and defend itself.


Mapping the future of artificial intelligence

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Artificial intelligence already plays a major role in human economies and societies and it will play an even bigger role in the coming years. Beyond these innovations, we can expect to see countless more examples of what were once called "expert systems": Artificial intelligence applications that aid, or even replace, human professionals in various specialties. Given this trend, it is not surprising that some people foresee a point known as the "Singularity," when artificial intelligence systems will exceed human intelligence, by intelligently improving themselves. Ultimately, the future of artificial intelligence -- our artificial intelligence future -- is bright.


Why The Future Of Artificial Intelligence Should Be Scared Of AI

International Business Times

I create virtual environments and evolve digital creatures and their brains to solve increasingly complex tasks. We could set up our virtual environments to give evolutionary advantages to machines that demonstrate kindness, honesty and empathy. Even my own job could be done faster, by a large number of machines tirelessly researching how to make even smarter machines. There is one last fear, embodied by HAL 9000, the Terminator and any number of other fictional superintelligences: If AI keeps improving until it surpasses human intelligence, will a superintelligence system (or more than one of them) find it no longer needs humans?