Oct 23, 2016

‘Every aspect of our lives will be transformed’ — exploring the future of AI

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A new centre has opened to study the positive and negative implications of AI and ethical quandaries it poses.

“The rise of powerful AI will be either the best, or the worst thing, ever to happen to humanity,” Professor Stephen Hawking said in Cambridge, at the launch of the Centre for the Future of Intelligence (CFI).

The CFI is seeking to investigate the implications of AI for humanity, building an interdisciplinary community of researchers, bringing together philosophers, psychologists, lawyers and computer scientists. But, with strong links to technologists and policymakers, it has clear practical goals.

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