Interview: Paul Allen’s artificial intelligence guru on the future of robots and humanity

Oren Etzioni, CEO of the Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence. Artificial intelligence may seem like a futuristic concept, but we’re already experiencing it in real ways in our lives, whether we know it or not — in areas including speech recognition, spam filters and even loan processing. And AI is only going to get more sophisticated from here.RELATED: AI2 CEO Oren Etzioni envisions an artificial intelligence ‘utopia’ That was one of the messages from Oren Etzioni, CEO of the Seattle-based Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence (AI2), founded by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen. Etzioni spoke with us for this week’s episode of the GeekWire radio show and podcast. Our conversation comes amid a boom in everyday AI, from self-driving cars to a computer that has mastered the game of Go. Microsoft put its…


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