Obama: My Successor Will Govern a Country Being Transformed by AI

President Obama thinks that artificial intelligence will be one of the thorny issues awaiting his successor in the White House. The implications of recent advances in AI were a major theme at a technology conference organized by the White House and held in Pittsburgh today. Speaking on stage, Obama said self-driving Ubers, which are being tested with passengers in Pittsburgh, were a good example of the coming complexities. Although welcome and useful, vehicles that drive themselves will have some downsides. “A huge percentage of the American population makes its living, and often a pretty good living, driving,” Obama said. “So understandably people are concerned about what this is going to mean.” A report on the future of AI published by the White House this week listed many areas of society…


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