Erik Davis | On 28, Nov 2016
Is humanity at the dawn of a new age of enlightenment, inspired by benign AI enabled tech; or on an unalterable path to computer driven subservience to AI powered, self-aware machines? At present, the benefits of AI enhanced applications spanning a plethora of technologies emerging in the areas of healthcare, transportation, security and data management, dominate the realm of public commentary. However, the perceived risk that a future mutation of AI controlled technology might evolve to generate what Elon Musk describes as a potential “non-benign” outcome for humanity, in which machines ostensibly possess more self-awareness than human beings and threaten our existence, is an immediate concern to some. Please join us for a discussion of today’s exciting AI enabled technologies, and how to address the common sense moral and ethical questions being created as we expand machines’ ability to learn, and implement them as decision making agents in our communities.