As artificial intelligence tech grows, NZ urged to adapt

With robotics and artificial intelligence spreading fast, New Zealand is being urged to act now to deal with the rise of the machines. The Institute of Directors says we need to set up a working group to try to ensure artificial intelligence keeps working for us, and not the other way round. We’ve always feared the worst when it comes to the rise of artificial intelligence. There’s a 50 percent chance of artificial intelligence being smarter than us within 24 years. “The question is, how are we going to make sure that the technology works for us and not us working for the technology?” says Institute of Directors CEO Simon Arcus. Smartphones, fraud-detecting algorithms that catch anomalies in your credit card use and alert the bank it may have been…


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