Are You Scared Yet, Human?

Artificial intelligence is changing our world. But leading tech figures from Silicon Valley worry about the future that’s being created.

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Are You Scared Yet, Human?

The Passionate Eye

“We know where you are — with your permission. We know where you’ve been —with your permission. We can more or less guess what you’re thinking about.”
- Dr. Eric Schmidt, CEO, Google, 2001 - 2011.

Artificial intelligence is changing our world. But leading tech figures from Silicon Valley worry about the future that’s being created.

Microsoft president Brad Smith believes George Orwell’s 1984 could become reality by 2024. There’s evidence of Chinese police using AI to help determine guilt or innocence. China and the USA are in an AI arms race as both countries pour billions into cutting-edge military tech.

Artificial intelligence could usher in a golden age, but experts warn that without urgent regulation, we could lose control of AI.