Summary: Artificial Intelligence has become commonplace in our lives. Over the longer-term, advances in machine intelligence will have deeply beneficial influences on healthcare, education, transportation, commerce, and the overall march of science. A.I. can help provide answers to longstanding questions in neurobiology, psychology, and philosophy. However, the computer science community must take a leadership role in exploring and addressing opportunities, concerns, remedies, and realities of AI with the public. They must address the potential of automation to disrupt the economic sphere, as well as the full access to potentially dangerous resources (e.g. devices capable of synthesizing billons of biologically active molecules, major portions of world financial markets, large weapons systems, or generalized task markets). Generally said, five classes of risks are identified: bugs, cybersecurity, the “Sorcerer’s Apprentice,” shared autonomy, and socioeconomic impacts.

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Author: Thomas G. Dietterich, Eric J. Horvitz

Language of Article: English

Publishing date: 2015, October