Intelligence Squared U.S.: Artificial intelligence: Could the risks outweigh the rewards?

Intelligence Squared U.S.: Artificial intelligence: Could the risks outweigh the rewards?

Sun, 04/24/2016 - 9:00pm

As technology rapidly progresses, some proponents of artificial intelligence believe that it will help solve complex social challenges and offer immortality via virtual humans.AM 1370 presents four new Intelligence Squared U.S. debates every Sunday at 9 p.m. in April. The series provides a forum for intelligent discussion, grounded in facts and informed by reasoned analysis; to transcend the toxically emotional and the reflexively ideological; and to encourage recognition that the opposing side has intellectually respectable views. All debates are moderated by John Donvan, author and correspondent for ABC News.  

Intelligence Squared U.S.: Artificial intelligence: Could the risks outweigh the rewards?
Sunday, April 24 at 9 p.m. on AM 1370
As technology rapidly progresses, some proponents of artificial intelligence believe that it will help solve complex social challenges and offer immortality via virtual humans. But AI’s critics say that we should proceed with caution. That its rewards may be overpromised, and that the pursuit of superintelligence and autonomous machines may result in unintended consequences. Is this the stuff of science fiction? Should we fear AI, or will these fears prevent the next technological revolution? 

Debaters include: Andrew Keen, Internet Entrepreneur & Author, The Internet Is Not the Answe; Jaron Lanier, Computer Scientist & Author, Who Owns the Future?; James Hughes Executive Director, Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies; and Martine Rothblatt Transhumanist, Entrepreneur & Author, Virtually Human.

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