AI adolescence and robot dreams

SUMMARY: Proponents of machine intelligence want to eradicate human error but maybe we should worry about robot error, AI adolescence and whether machines can dream? Are robots going to a) take all our jobs and b) ultimately either enslave or wipe out the human race within the next few decades? The fact that many people seriously entertain such thoughts suggests to me that most of our thinking about artificial intelligence (AI) remains at a rudimentary level. To air some different perspectives on the topic, I participated in a discussion at last month’s Dreamforce conference with Taksina Eammano from Salesforce’s Innovation team. Taking place just after the main keynote (which overran into our session) in an out-of-the-way hotel at the same time that Second Machine Age author Andrew McAfee was speaking…


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