Google – DeepMind
Decoding the Future
Artificial intelligence is poised to play a major role in humanity’s future. From healthcare to data management to personal assistance, AI is becoming a more powerful tool by the day and Google’s DeepMind unit is one of the world’s foremost research suites advancing the field. But how do you safely design AI to be more human without blurring the line between man and machine?
Mind over matter
Machines aren’t human. They don’t learn like we do, so they must be meticulously taught. Through machine learning, AI researchers can teach systems to walk, drive, fly, and even conquer champion gamers. That’s exactly how DeepMind’s AlphaGo AI defeated the world’s top ranking player of the ancient Chinese strategy game Go. But machines will also pick up some of humanity’s bad traits without proper caution. Algorithmic bias can lead an AI-based facial recognition system to incorrectly identify criminal suspects based on a programmer’s own racial bias. Because the tech industry is overwhelmingly male, an AI-powered smart speaker might be prone to regurgitate gender stereotypes.
Deus ex machina
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