The Pros and Cons of Artificial Intelligence

This is an overview of what our partner IBM will be presenting at re:publica TEN. Today’s discussions about artificial intelligence, robots and cognition-based solutions can be controversial. What are the opportunities and what are the risks? These questions need to be taken into account in all thematic areas. Imagine a cognitive system which, through analysis, pattern recognition and intelligently linking information on patient medial records and medial research results, could significantly aid in cancer prevention. Most would agree that this would a valued and humane undertaking. Critics of cognitive systems pose two particular questions: will cognitive systems cost more jobs than create them? If and when will cognitive system make decisions independent from human oversight? The first question brings up several studies with contradicting results. Taking the above example on…


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