Who Should Control Our Thinking Machines?

Google’s Demis Hassabis on using artificial intelligence on everything from climate change to aging. Interview by Jack Clark | August 4, 2016 Photograph by Immo Klink for Bloomberg Businessweek From The following is a condensed and edited interview with Demis Hassabis, CEO, DeepMind Technologies. What does DeepMind do?Our stated mission is to solve intelligence, and we use the word “solve,” because it can mean a few things. It means to understand intelligence, fundamentally understand it, and re-create it artificially. If you look at how civilization has been built and everything humans have achieved, it’s down to our intelligence. It’s our minds that have set us apart. So it would seem if you could solve intelligence in this way I’m talking about and make machines smart, then you could do all…


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