Wednesday, July 12, 2017

AI is nothing to be afraid of (yet)

Professor Nick Bostrom doesn’t need a crystal ball to predict the future; he’s got an institute for that. He’s the founding director of the Future of Humanity Institute (FHI) at Oxford University. The institute works with researchers and tech companies like Google’s Deep Mind, and Facebook, in the Partnership on AI. It’s purpose is to answer the big picture questions on humanity and ensure we don’t accidentally get destroyed by our own creations — among other things. Bostrom thinks that we’re entering a new age in human civilization; the AI era has arrived. He predicts machine-learning will represent a fundamental change in…

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