This week, CBS News explores advances in robotics and artificial intelligence, while Fast Company thinks humans are a bigger threat than robots. Plus, KQED wonders how smart robots should get. Read on for more:
• CBS News looks at how the “recent leaps in robotics and AI should make us both excited and cautious.”
• Fast Company asserts,”We don’t need to imagine a future filled with human suffering at the (liquid metal) hands of supersmart robots. Many are suffering now at the hands of their fellow humans.”
• The Washington Post reports that as more companies and industries invest in artificial intelligence, A.I. is poised to become the next big tech trend.
• The Atlantic examines what it could mean for humanity if robots put us out of work – which may be sooner than we think.
• The second machine age is upon us, according to The Atlantic, and it’s advancements in A.I. tech will make a mockery of the crowning achievements of the computing age.
• Similarly, the Institute for Ethics & Emerging Technologies writes that “humans will remain infinitely more dangerous than robots for generations to come.”
• Northern California’s KQED wonders, “How smart should we allow robots to get?”
• The Chicago Sun-Times reports that the U.S. Navy is “turning to sailors for ideas about how to use artificial intelligence to make their day-to-day lives easier,” according to the U.S. Navy Institute.
• LiveScience reports on a new artificial intelligence program that “can classify famous works of art based on their style, genre or artist — tasks that normally require a professional art historian.”
• Gizmag writes a paean to Shakey, the world’s first electronic person, and credits it for a potential “robot revolution that will do for goods and services what the Internet did for information.”
• Chicago Inno spotlights a report that chief executive officers, chief technology officers and other business leaders believe that “artificial intelligence creates jobs.”
• TechCrunch says that “the central issue of the 21st century is not machines taking over, it’s how to achieve the right balance between humans and automation to optimize outcomes.”
• Automotive News explores the “tough challenges ahead before self-driving cars become commonplace on our roads.”
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