Scientists Discuss: Does Man or Machine Have the Upper Hand?

CHICAGO–(ENEWSPF)–June 16, 2016 By: Greg Borzo “The arrival of strong artificial intelligence has been inevitable for decades; the variable is when—not if,” said Nathan, the genius inventor in the film Ex Machina. This Academy Award-winning film set the stage for a discussion about the science behind artificial intelligence during the University of Chicago’s eighth “Science on the Screen” event held May 14 at Doc Films. Artificial intelligence in whichever form—automation, machine intelligence, neural networks, robotics, etc.—is rapidly advancing, despite ethical, social, medical and political concerns. Bioethics constantly addresses accusations that scientists are playing God, said panel moderator Valerie Gutmann Koch, director of law and ethics at the MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics. “We see it in stem cell research, cloning, genetic research and the use of big data, [the…

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