9.11.2016 · Toby Walsh · University of New South Wales

DLS_16-17_WalshWill Artificial Intelligence end jobs, war or humanity?

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is in the zeitgeist. The Chief Economist of the Bank of England recently predicted AI will destroy 50% of jobs in the UK. In 2015, thousands of AI researchers signed an Open Letter predicting that AI could transform warfare and lead to an arms race of "killer robots". And Stephen Hawking and others have predicted that AI could end humanity itself. What should you make of all these predictions? What should we do to ensure a safe and prosperous future for all?