Obama geeks out over artificial intelligence

President Obama says people need to be worried about the “values” and morality instilled in artificial intelligence, even though the technology has the potential to introduce several other positive changes to people’s lives. “My general observation is that it has been seeping into our lives in all sorts of ways, and we just don’t notice; and part of the reason is because the way we think about AI is colored by popular culture,” Obama said in long interview with Wired editor Scott Dadich and Massachusetts Institute of Technology Media Lab Director Joi Ito. “We’ve been seeing specialized AI in every aspect of our lives, from medicine and transportation to how electricity is distributed, and it promises to create a vastly more productive and efficient economy,” Obama continued. “If properly harnessed,…


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