Some Artificial Intelligence Applications Are Making Humans Better People

It may seem like humanity has been taking a lot of hits from artificial intelligence lately — from the AI that recently defeated world champion Lee Sedol in the game of Go, to the AI that consistently beats us on “Jeopardy,” to the AI that is currently out-trumping Donald Trump on Twitter. Artificial intelligence can help make humanity better, not just by winning games or driving cars, but also by addressing some of the not-so-great aspects of human nature. But it’s not all doom and gloom for humanity. In fact, building smarter AI means we’re getting smarter ourselves. Take Fan Hui, the European champion who lost five matches of Go earlier this year to the same AI Lee Sedol played against last month. When Fan Hui first played the AlphaGo…


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