Does AI pose a threat to society?
Date: 01 March 2017
Venue: Frenchay Campus, UWE Bristol
This event is part of the British Academy's season on Robotics, AI and Society
The idea of a robotic takeover - a staple of Hollywood sci-fi - taps into the fear that machines will eventually surpass humans in general intelligence. Yet does artificial intelligence really pose a risk to society, especially when current technology is nowhere near those science fiction scenarios and when AI actually offers many opportunities, in areas ranging from transportation to medicine?