Artificial intelligence may provide a world of convenience when it comes to suggesting which purchases an Amazon user might want to next make, or what song titles a Pandora listener might also enjoy clicking. But when it comes to AI in the health field, America should tread carefully. The pitfalls, particularly in the area of personal privacies, could very well outweigh the benefits.
Eye on A.I.
Artificial Intelligence stays mired in the average person's mind as something of a science fiction-type character, but A.I. is not one and the same as a robot. Simply put, AI is everywhere. It's guiding GPS and Google Maps. It's on Facebook. It's in Google.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk has taken quite a beating from his critics in the press for his oft-perceived hyperbolic warnings against artificial intelligence. But the guy's got a point. Just look to China for the dark side of what could come, one day, to America.
Early this year, Rep. John Delaney wrote a piece for TechCrunch.com pressing for Congress to get serious about artificial intelligence and take "proactive" steps to make sure this fast-moving technology industry is "good for working people, good for businesses and good for our economy and that it's implemented in an ethical way," he said. He might have mentioned the money ties his fellow Artificial Intelligence Caucus members would stand to gain in the process.
In "Black Mirror," a Netflix series about a futuristic world moved by high-tech, scientists have found a way to peer inside human minds -- to surveil their thoughts to separate truth from lies. Well move over, TV watchers. This scenario is now a case of fiction finding reality.
Nearly half of Americans support universal basic income to offset jobs lost to robots and artificial intelligence, according to a new Gallup poll. That means nearly half of Americans support using tax dollars to pay people for being alive.
Self-driving cars have become the dream of the science world. But why? If citizen safety is the justification for the development, which is it, there are so many other options that haven't been pursued that don't call for the booting of humans from behind the wheel.
One of the problems in demystifying artificial intelligence is that as soon as an AI-based product reaches the public, "we stop calling it AI," said Tara Chklovski, the CEO and founder of Iridescent, a nonprofit that aims to educate and empower children and their parents on engineering and technology matters.
An economic boom just dropped on the world -- and most, no doubt, aren't even aware. What happened? China's retail and technology conglomerate, Alibaba, developed an artificial intelligence model that beat the humans it competed against in a Stanford University reading and comprehension test. This is historic.
A funny thing happened at a press conference with a group of internationally renowned scientists who were asked about the potential for artificial intelligence to become their world's equivalent of playing God. They couldn't define "conscious."