Will AI take over the world? I Inside Story

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    Many of us interact every day with Siri, Apple’s voice-activated digital personal assistant.

    Siri can find information, gives us directions, send messages, play music, one example of how AI is becoming a bigger part of everyday life.

    Chances are it’s on all your devices, can mimic areas of human behaviour and could soon learn about our feelings and emotions. The key word there is mimic.

    The machines are getting smarter, but experts are divided as to when we’ll move from basic AI to the scarey stuff of science fiction, if at all.

    But there are real, and relatively immediate threats.

    Almost 50% of American jobs are under threat over the next 15 years, and health care will probably get more expensive as AI increasingly gets involved in keeping us alive.

    But besides the benefits, what are the risks?

    Presenter: Peter Dobbie

    Caroline Sinders, Machine-learning Designer and Fellow at Mozilla Foundation and Harvard Kennedy School.
    Eddy Borges-Rey, Associate Professor-in-residence at Northwestern University in Qatar and Author of ‘Automated Journalism: Algorithms, Bots and Computational Cognition’.
    Catalina Goanta, Assistant Professor in Private Law at Maastricht University and co-manager of the Maastricht Law and Tech Lab.

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