The Future of Augmented Intelligence: If You Can’t Beat ‘em, Join ‘em

Computers are getting smarter and more creative, offering spectacular possibilities to improve the human condition. There’s a call to redefine Artificial Intelligence as Augmented Intelligence, to emphasize the potential of humans working with AI as opposed to being replaced by AI. In this program, AI experts, data scientists, engineers, and ethicists explore how we can work alongside machines, when we should trust machines to make cognitive decisions, and how all of society can benefit from the productive and financial gains promised by advances in AI.

PARTICIPANTS: Vasant Dhar, Kathryn Hume, S. Matthew Liao, John R. Smith
Original program date: JUNE 3, 2017

This program is part of the Big Ideas Series, made possible with support from the John Templeton Foundation.

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Participant Introductions 00:00

What is happening now in the field of A.I. 03:10

What is the control problem? 15:32

Is machine learning objective? 27:15

Machine learning and creativity 38:50

“Tim’s Vermeer” theory 49:40

Q&A – 56:32

Filmed live at the 2017 World Science Festival and edited for Youtube.
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