Sharing your work cubicle with robots may not be such a bad thing

Keep calm and carry on; artificial intelligence will not take all our jobs and achieve world domination, according to a report released by Forrester. Prominent figures including Elon Musk, co-chairman of OpenAI, and Professor Stephen Hawking have publicly warned people about how the advent of AI will cause an existential threat to humankind. The frenzy around AI has led to groups rallying for future safety measures. Google’s DeepMind has even collaborated with Oxford University’s Future of Humanity Institute to develop [PDF] an AI “panic button.” Forrester, a technological research and advisory firm, believes the panic is exaggerated, however, and said: “Don’t believe the hype – Google AlphaGo’s gaming successes and IBM Watson will not usher in a dystopian triumph of machines over humans.” The report investigates the role that AI…


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