Technological advances challenge individuals to retain humanity: Scientists at WEF

Davos-Klosters, Switzerland, Jan 24 : As the world surges into the Fourth Industrial Revolution- a new age of interactive technologies, artificial intelligence and automation-a key challenge for individuals will be to understand and retain their very essence, their humanity, leading scientists and thought leaders on society and law said in the closing panel session of the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2016. Being able to master the technologies of the Fourth Industrial Revolution must be an essential part of that, the panellists agreed.Said Henry T. Greely, the Deane F. and Kate Edelman Johnson Professor of Law at Stanford University in the US: All of us need to begin to understand and grapple with how we want to shape these technologies.We are competing with artificial intelligence, asserted Meeting Co-Chair Amira Yahyaoui,…


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