Intelligence Squared U.S. Debates The 'Promise' Of Artificial Intelligence

Apr 10, 2016

IQ2US "Don't Trust The Promise Of Artificial Intelligence"
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As technology rapidly progresses, some proponents of artificial intelligence believe that it will help solve complex social challenges and offer immortality via virtual humans. But AI’s critics say that we should proceed with caution, that any rewards may be overpromised, and the pursuit of 'super' intelligence and autonomous machines may result in unintended consequences.

Is this the stuff of science fiction? Should we fear AI, or will these fears prevent the next technological revolution?  On the latest installment from IQ2, host John Donvan guides an esteemed panel in a traditional Oxford-style debate arguing for and against the motion: 'Don't Trust The Promise Of Artificial Intelligence.'