We Need To Talk About Artificial Intelligence

This year at SXSW, VR was everywhere but it felt like artificial intelligence was poised to have the biggest impact on our lives. From computers playing Go to autonomous cars, the conversation had shifted from possibility to reality. On the last day, four experts including myself took part in a panel to discuss the way these algorithms can affect our free-will, our sense of self, and society as a whole. On the panel we focused on wider social consequences of algorithmic services, particularly regarding race, gender, and financial inequalities. This article takes a slightly different perspective, focusing on what it means to each of us as individuals. The argument is very simple: over the last five years intelligent products and services have inveigled themselves into all parts of our lives. From…


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