White House Wants to Discuss the Pros and Cons of Artificial Intelligence

Nothing says that a topic has arrived more than a series of White House-sanctioned workshops about that topic. Well, that’s what’s happened with artificial intelligence. The White House Office of Science and Technology on Tuesday announced four public workshops to discuss the fast growing artificial intelligence field, or AI, in which computers learn to handle tasks from writing news stories to performing surgery. In the process, the computers become more autonomous and less dependent on human handlers. This can be huge benefit to society or an open invitation to technology taking over the world As pointed out in the White House post, President Barack Obama’s Precision Medicine Initiative and Cancer Moonshot will both “rely on AI to find patterns in medical data and, ultimately, to help doctors diagnose diseases and…


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