9 March 2016

Mona Lalwani

Jaron Lanier and Martine Rothblatt address our darkest AI fears.

The advent of artificial intelligence is as dreaded as it is lauded. Proponents believe it’s a technological advancement that will augment humans in unprecedented ways — think immortality and super-intelligence. But the critics often point out the dangerous repercussions of this revolution — autonomous weapon systems and self aware bots. Should we brace ourselves for a robotic apocalypse? Is that idea based on science fiction or reality? Does the fear of AI slow down the progress of a technology that could amplify human existence? Tune in for a riveting debate — “Don’t trust the promise of artificial intelligence.”

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