Artificial intelligence (AI) is changing the world around us. From automated factories that build everything without human intervention, to computer systems capable of beating world masters at some of the most complex games, AI is powering our society into the future – but what happens when this artificial intelligence becomes greater than ours? Should we fear automated weapon turning on us, or Hollywood-style "skull-stomping robots"? We spoke to Max Tegmark, an MIT professor and co-founder of the Future of Life Institute, about his book, Life 3.0, in which he answers some of the key questions we need to solve to make the future of artificial intelligence one that benefits all of humankind. Can you describe your book in a nutshell?
"One important aspect is the need to have good training data to work from," she says. "For a celebrity, this is fairly easy, given a variety of film and TV appearances, interviews etc. … In the video game Deus Ex Invisible War, there is a character, NG Resonance, that the player can interact with at various kiosks in nightclubs, etc. This character is powered by AI but is based upon a real human starlet … We are likely to see similar interactions with pseudo-real AI-powered characters, virtual versions of historical heroes and villains that can populate themed venues (e.g., Hard Rock Café, or an Americana-themed diner, perhaps)."
What will happen as we enter the era of human augmentation, artificial intelligence and government-by-algorithm? James Barrat, author of Our Final Invention, said: "Coexisting safely and ethically with intelligent machines is the central challenge of the twenty-first century." A lot of folks are earnestly exploring the topic. "Will scientists soon be able to create supercomputers that can read a newspaper with understanding, or write a news story, or create novels, or even formulate laws?" asks J. Storrs Hall in Beyond AI: Creating the Conscience of the Machine (2007). "And if machine intelligence advances beyond human intelligence, will we need to start talking about a computer's intentions?" Sharing this concern, SpaceX/Tesla entrepreneur Elon Musk has joined with Y Combinator founder Sam Altman to establish OpenAI, an endeavor that aims to keep artificial intelligence research -- and its products -- accountable by maximizing transparency and openness. Among the most-worried is Swiss author Gerd Leonhard, whose new book Technology Vs. Humanity: The Coming Clash Between Man and Machine, coins an interesting term, "androrithm," to contrast with the algorithms that are implemented in every digital calculating engine or computer. Some foresee algorithms ruling the world with the inexorable automaticity of reflex, and Leonhard asks: "Will we live in a world where data and algorithms triumph over androrithms…i.e., all that stuff that makes us human?"
Trust is frustratingly scattershot, seemingly conflating two separate issues: that of AI that surpasses us and has about as much concern for us as we have for the ants we thoughtlessly trod on; and the unimaginably vast amounts of data about everything we collect everyday, the abuse of which, such as by Cambridge Analytica, can literally change the course of entire nations (see: the electoral triumphs of Trump and Brexit). There are connections -- AI learns by ingesting raw data, and will learn how to manipulate us even better than humans holding that data can -- but that never quite gels here. Perhaps the film's very brief running time -- under 80 minutes -- wasn't the best choice: these are matters that could keep a documentary TV series busy for many weeks. In the reminder that many scientific advances -- such as, say, nuclear fission -- once deemed to be impossible or off in the distant future have come to pass very soon after such predictions are made. In the warning that we very quickly get used to and utterly blasé about technology that initially seems horrifying.
A new generation of celebrities is selling out concerts, starring in commercials, and amassing huge Instagram followings. But none of them exist--corporeally, anyway. In recent years, and starting in Japan, technology and social media have spawned a digital demimonde of computer-generated stars, ranging from fake musicians and models to company mascots who appear as holograms (like Betty Crocker, with AI). When they're not entertaining you, they're trying to convince you of their humanity, and even the more cartoonish among them have fleshed-out personalities. In a way, it's the purest expression of celebrity, which has always been an elaborate illusion.
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Firstly, I'd like to thank Lina and Stephen from LoopMe, the world's largest mobile video advertising platform, for inviting me to be this year's keynote to present the "Future of Artificial Intelligence" at the British Museum in London the other week. All in all it was an eclectic day, after an interview which you can see below, I discussed, and showed, just how far Artificial Intelligence (AI) has come in just the past four years, lifting the kimono as they say on the latest generation of Generative Adversarial Networks (GAN's) and so called "Creative Machines" that are being used to innovate new products, including aircraft, clothes, other AI's, robots, software and shoes, as well as compose and compile best selling pop songs, and create scarily realistic high definition fake news clips, after which I moved onto the impact that the forthcoming so called "Quantum AI" revolution, and self-learning brain inspired Neuromorphic computers, that will pack the power of today's biggest supercomputers into a fingernail, will have on the future pace and direction of AI development. As for the remainder of the day, and the line up, it was as interesting as it was diverse. There were luminaries such as Saqib Shaikh from Microsoft who despite being legally blind has risen to fame for using his immense drive and determination to develop AI powered solutions that help disabled people everywhere better understand and navigate the world around them, as well as Alan Kelly, Ireland's "most awarded creative," and the Creative Director of Rothco, whose recent work with the Times newspaper saw him and his team use AI and speech synthesis to help them "unsilence" JFK, and allow him to finally speak the state of the union address he was going to deliver on the day of his fatal shooting in his own voice. There were also speakers and panellists like Roger Highfield, the director of the UK Science Museum who was discussing some of the latest breakthroughs he's seen in robotics and AI, such as Nvidia's recent "fake" celebrity stunt, and Chris Russell from the Alan Turning Institute who discussed his work in using AI to create better "healthcare outcomes," as well as other executives from a range of organisations, from eConsultancy to News UK, who regailed the audience with insightful facts about the state of AI in the global advertising industry.