“Success in creating effective A.I.,” said the late Stephen Hawking, “could be the biggest event in the history of our civilization. Or the worst. We just don’t know.” Elon Musk called A.I. “a fundamental risk to the existence of civilization.” Are we creating the instruments of our own destruction or exciting tools for our future survival? Once we teach a machine to learn on its own—as the programmers behind AlphaGo have done, to wondrous results—where do we draw moral and computational lines? Leading specialists in A.I., neuroscience, and philosophy will tackle the very questions that may define the future of humanity.
FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THE PROGRAM AND PARTICIPANTS: https://www.worldsciencefestival.com/programs/teach-robots-well-will-self-taught-robots-end-us/
Filmed live at the 2018 World Science Festival.
PARTICIPANTS: Yann LeCun, Susan Schneider, Max Tegmark, Peter Ulric Tse
MODERATOR: Tim Urban
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This program is part of the Big Ideas Series which is supported in part by the John Templeton Foundation.