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kq4ym
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kq4ym,
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12/17/2016 | 4:33:01 PM
Re: AI -- exciting or scary?
That was surely a great interveiw with an AI expert with lots of fantastic background. It does seem perhaps realistic that the worry over  the excitement and fear  "as computer scientists continue to push the limits of machines" may be a bit of paranoia or at least maybe premature. If it will takes some needed breakthroughs and "100 Nobel" more to get to a significant place in the jouney, at least we'll have some more years to ponder the moral and philosophical problems involved.
Kelsey Ziser
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12/8/2016 | 5:47:04 PM
Re: AI -- exciting or scary?
@Sarah That's a great question and one I think we've been mulling over for awhile; as of now, I don't recognize a huge threat. Melanie explained how it's difficult to teach AI commonsense and I think that will prohibit robots from taking a lot of jobs. Factor in a lack of emotional acuity and that's another barrier for AI. 
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12/5/2016 | 4:13:00 PM
Re: AI -- exciting or scary?
In today's LA Times.... "The Bureau of Labor Statistics said in a report this year that cashiers were the second-largest occupation, with 3.5 million employed in the U.S." The rest of the article on Amazon new retail model concept relates to the potential elimination of such and cash registers. I suppose cashiers could all retrain as 'functional' programmers, but I doubt it. Whole industries have the potential to be disaggregated and nobody can foresee the consequences to the average citizen or on society as a whole. People may not be as efficienct in performing many jobs. In an 'age of disinformation, does one care or can one differentiate the news/fake news all edited by a bot vs human? Speed, efficiency and cost may supplant trivial human quality w/fast food for the brain. Networks of 'amoral' intent models have their own objective reality. Is it the same as yours...? Can a machine be 'pathological'?
Sarah Thomas
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Sarah Thomas,
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12/5/2016 | 2:04:05 PM
AI -- exciting or scary?
I didn't realize how much trepidation there is around AI, which is really an exciting field. With more intelligence and automation comes some redundancy, but what do you all think -- is the fear of computers replacing human jobs warranted or overblown? 


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