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Artificial Intelligence: Don't Fear It, Embrace It

Adam Coates, the director of the Baidu Research's Silicon Valley AI Lab, says don't fear artificial intelligence. Instead, look to it to save lives. He spoke at the InformationWeek Elite 100 Conference this week.

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5/5/2016 | 8:47:11 AM
Nothing to fear
"We're seeing the point at which data-driven deep learning systems are starting to overtake systems that we've engineered ourselves,"

 

I like the fact that the message was there is nothing to fear but it ended on a note that tends to raise concerns.  If the machines are building their own systems and we don't fully understand those systems shouldn't we be just a little bit worried?  I don't think we're headed toward a robot apocalypse but I do think there are some things we need to be looking out for. 

 
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