The White House has significant concerns about artificial intelligence

If your mind instantly went to Skynet, I can put your mind at ease; it’s not Skynet. That’s not, however, to say that this problem isn’t just as scary, only without the cool special effects. While Sci-Fi has made the risks of robot takeover well-known, the more immediate concerns are the subtle decisions being made by (sometimes) poorly coded, or designed, algorithms that can drastically alter each of our lives. F**k it, we’ll do it live! Our biggest ever edition of TNW Conference is fast approaching! Join 10,000 tech leaders this May in Amsterdam. The Obama administration published a report this week that examines problems associated with the shift to an increasingly automated world. Inside, it lays out problems with algorithmic decision making that increasingly operates without much (or any) human oversight.…


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