Will Artificial Intelligence Destroy Humanity?

Artificial Intelligence / Data Science / Machine Learning

Ethical issues abound in data science, as with any important and new technology, but they are often related to privacy and medical data. While the future impact of artificial intelligence might seem like a subject more suited to movies, it is becoming an ever more mainstream discussion. Last week, Tim Berners-Lee wrote an article to address some of the fears. Stephen Hawking, in an article on transcendence, also looks at the implications of artificial intelligence. Technologist Om Malik talks about how the world of information has already surpassed human cognitive powers. In the article, he mentions Google's driverless car, a weak but useful form of AI that continues to improve rapidly - Google put in a patent request last week on detection of aggressive drivers.

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