The CNC will be hosting our next Neuroscience, AI and Society talk on June 10 at 7pm. Blaise Agüera y Arcas (Senior Fellow, Google) will speak on “Ethics in the age of AI.”
Abstract: We are in an era of heavy AI marketing alongside intense AI anxiety. What is AI, what is its true status now, and what are the implications of AI for the future? Recent dramatic advances in artificial neural networks have brought machines capable of superhuman visual recognition, game playing, and realistic dialogue. From here, we can make some informed guesses as to where the next few years might take us. This is a basis to think about a hybrid future of social relationships between intelligences of many kinds and scales— from tiny smart devices, to people, to corporations, state actors, entire economies and ecologies, and ultimately the planet as a whole.