Day 6

Debate: Is the robot rebellion inevitable?

This week, Google snapped up one of the world's leading artificial intelligence research teams. And since 2013, Google has been collaborating with NASA on a cutting-edge research partnership called the Quantum Artificial Intelligence Lab. The goal is to make computers smarter by teaching them everything from reasoning to language to learning. But is Google's AI investment putting us on the...
This week, Google snapped up one of the world's leading artificial intelligence research teams. And since 2013, Google has been collaborating with NASA on a cutting-edge research partnership called the Quantum Artificial Intelligence Lab. The goal is to make computers smarter by teaching them everything from reasoning to language to learning. But is Google's AI investment putting us on the fast track to a robot revolution? This week, Day 6 debates that question. Nick Bostrom, the Director of the Future of Humanity Institute and the author of a new book Superintelligence, says there's a real urgency to dealing with the dangerous side of AI. Brent speaks with him, along with Yale University's Wendell Wallach, who co-wrote the book, Moral Machines: Teaching Robots Right From Wrong.

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