Artificial intelligence could shape the fate of humanity, says Nick Bostrom

One of the world's big thinkers on Artificial Intelligence, Nick Bostrom argues A.I. has the potential to shape the fate of humanity. We explore what the rise of A.I. machines means for the human race and could it potentially surpass human intelligence.
Nick Bostrom is the founding director of the Future of Humanity Institute in Oxford England, an institution dedicated to making sure we get it right when it comes to creating super intelligent computers. (nickbostrom.com)
One of the world's big thinkers on Artificial Intelligence, Nick Bostrom argues A.I. has the potential to shape the fate of humanity. We explore what the rise of A.I. machines means for the human race and could it potentially surpass human intelligence. 27:29

 

It's predicted that sometime in the next 25 years, artificial intelligence machines will match — and in some ways  — surpass human intelligence. The potential ripple effects of that are staggering.

Philosopher and technologist, Nick Bostrom is one of the world's big thinkers on artificial intelligence or A.I. He's the founding director of the Future of Humanity Institute at Oxford University and says, A.I. has the potential to shape the fate of humanity.
 

 

Bostrom says the real challenge is to create super intelligent computers that will benefit us as a species and not turn against us. It would require all nations of the world to be on the same page. Not an easy feat. The invention could produce a future shaped by the preference's of A.I., generating all new ideas in the world. 

The possibilities are endless. But that doesn't mean it's not critical to put ethical and moral parameters in place.

Nick Bostrom explains the positive and negative implications of a future with artificial intelligence with Ripple Effect host Anna Maria Tremonti.