​Positive PR is needed to show there’s nothing to fear from human-friendly AI

Depictions of AI in films such as The Terminator are based on unfounded beliefs. Photograph: Moviestore/Rex Shutterstock It’s a question even the BBC has been asking: “How safe can artificial intelligence be?” The broadcaster devoted large chunks of airtime recently on the subject of intelligent machines, with its science editor David Shukman declaring: “If Hollywood movies are your only guide to artificial intelligence, we face a terrifying future in which machines become so clever that they dominate or even destroy us.” Related: Why we have to get smart about artificial intelligence So it is hardly surprising that the public is fearful when it comes to the subject. Make no mistake about it: AI is getting an undeserved bad press. Its presentation and depiction in movies and on television is almost…


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