White House: We’re Researching AI, But Don’t Worry About Killer Robots

The White House is backing long-term investments in AI research and investigations into ethics and security risks. If the movies have taught us anything, artificial intelligence created by the government = bad. The Obama administration is aware of those concerns, which is why a new report questions how government-backed AI could impact society and public policy. It calls for long-term investments in AI research, as well as investigations into the ethics and security implications of the technology. “Advances in AI technology hold incredible potential to help America stay on the cutting edge of innovation,” the White House said in a blog post. At Walter Reed Medical Center, for example, the Department of Veteran Affairs is using AI to better predict medical complications and improve treatment. Smarter traffic management applications, meanwhile,…


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