Artificial intelligence: a force for good or evil?

Artificial intelligence (AI) expert Professor Murray Shanahan has been speaking to Nancy Mendoza about a new centre that looks at the future of AI. AI is created when computers are programmed to, to a greater or lesser extent, think for themselves. Examples run the gamut of existing technologies, such as driverless cars, through to the idea of creating a human level intelligence, which at present can only be dreamed of. The Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence has been set up to explore the opportunities and challenges of AI, a potentially epoch-making technological development, and how it might impact humanity. The Centre is a collaboration led by the University of Cambridge with links to Imperial College London, the Oxford Martin School at the University of Oxford, and the University…


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