BEACON TRANSCRIPT – A study on Artificial Intelligence predicts a highly digitized future. A board of technology experts and academics have taken a look at the future. It seems that artificial intelligence will have a boom. This rise in artificial intelligence use is going to impact how we travel, work and party. Artificial intelligence is going to influence the health system and children’s education.
That is the prediction of Stanford’s One Hundred Year Study on Artificial Intelligence. The focus was on improvements to Artificial Intelligence and the ethical questions the advancement will bring.
The first report is about “Artificial Intelligence and Life in 2030.” It’s got 28,000 words and covers eight fields: poor communities, transport, service robots, entertainment, security, access to healthcare, the workplace and education. It also tries to foresee what implications high-tech will have in urban life.
One of the conclusions was that specialized Artificial Intelligence applications will be used on a large scale, by 2030. This is going to improve the economy and quality of life – according to Peter Stone, a computer scientist at the University of Texas. He directs the 17-member panel of international experts.
However, this technology will come with big challenges ahead, like job security, incomes, and other pressing issues. These should be addressed as soon as possible so that everyone enjoys the benefits of AI instead of the setbacks – Stone goes on to say.
Recently, AI has been criticized by industry figures such as Tesla entrepreneur Elon Musk or physicist Stephen Hawking. They pointed out the threats which AI can bring to a society.
Some scientists even go as far as to compare the current rise of Artificial Intelligence to the rise of nuclear weapons and energy in the 50s and 60s. They call for clear security and regulating measures.
Others believe that aerial drones to deliver goods, robot-teachers, and self-driven cars will change the future for the better.
One of the members of the board brings a new side to the issue. David Kenny believes that governments and their policies are sometimes way behind the technological changes.
Drones equipped with Artificial Intelligence could mean the difference between winning a war and losing it. The Pentagon has used such equipment in the past.
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