White House, University of Washington Co-host Artificial Intelligence Workshop

Artificial intelligence has come a long way since the term was coined in the 1950s, but computers still don’t think and feel in quite the same way humans do. Yet rapid progress has the federal government, and others, thinking about new legal and policy issues. Artificial intelligence has been around for decades. Think airplanes that fly on auto-pilot. Today, that technology is developing quickly, thanks to breakthroughs in computer science. This week, the White House and the University of Washington will co-host a public workshop to look at risks associated with the technology. Some of these center around safety. For example, how will we know when self-driving cars are ready to hit the streets? And then there are questions about accountability and transparency. UW Law Professor Ryan Calo, says imagine…


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