Ponder. Conspire. Digitize.

Facebook screenshot showing a recommendation for the Florida snake groupAI isn’t perfect yet – I’m not a fan of snakes, but in this case, the AI was undoubtedly pulling from the fact that I’m a Florida girl and an outdoor enthusiast. The machine guessed wrong, but not drastically. It worries me not when the machine guesses wrong; it is all the times it guesses right.

What will happen when we leverage AI to make critical decisions about things that have a significant human impact?⁣ 
Some food for thought, this video features a talk by UNSW’s Professor Toby Walsh, an expert in AI as he dispels some myths about AI.

Elon Musk warned, at MIT’s AeroAstro Centennial Symposium, about barrelling forward without proper oversight,

I’m increasingly inclined to think that there should be some regulatory oversight, maybe at the national and international level, just to make sure that we don’t do something very foolish. I mean with artificial intelligence we’re summoning the demon.

In this Ted Talk, neuroscientist and philosopher Sam Harris discussed the idea that we haven’t yet grappled with the problems associated with creating AI.