Artificial Intelligence Pioneer Jim Hendler: On The White House AI Report

aNewDomain –The White House isn’t too worried about artificial intelligence wiping out the human race, as British physicist Stephen Hawking, Tesla chief Elon Musk and even Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates have warned in recent years. That’s just one takeaway on a new 48-page report White House AI report it released to policy makers this week, according to Jim Hendler, AI expert, researcher and coauthor of the new book, Social Machines: The Coming Collision of Artificial Intelligence, Social Networking and Humanity.  The report, addressing such concerns, says that fears about super-intelligent and evil computers, shouldn’t have much impact on current US policy toward AI, Hendler said, adding that “the report gets that part right … we all need to cut past the hype and look at what’s really on in AI,” he said, “so we can pay attention to the real risks and opposed…


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