Barack Obama Talks AI, Robo-Cars, and the Future of the World

The President in Conversation With MIT’s Joi Ito and WIRED’s Scott Dadich SCROLL DOWN Joi Ito, Scott Dadich, and President Barack Obama photographed in the Roosevelt Room of the White House on August 24, 2016. Photographs by Christopher Anderson/Magnum Photos for WIRED IT’S HARD TO think of a single technology that will shape our world more in the next 50 years than artificial intelligence. As machine learning enables our computers to teach themselves, a wealth of breakthroughs emerge, ranging from medical diagnostics to cars that drive themselves. A whole lot of worry emerges as well. Who controls this technology? Will it take over our jobs? Is it dangerous? President Obama was eager to address these concerns. The person he wanted to talk to most about them? Entrepreneur and MIT Media…


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