Futurist: A.I. Learns From Humans, ‘That’s What Keeps Me Up At Night’

“When it comes to A.I., we may be worried about the wrong things,” says Amy Webb, a forecaster of digital trends and author of “The Signals Are Talking.” Rather than the cliche of artificial intelligence that goes to war against humanity, Webb says we might worry about A.I. that too accurately mimics humanity. As artificial intelligence continues to develop, Webb, the founder of the Future Today Institute and an adjunct professor at NYU, says her greatest concern is that A.I. is created by humans, and so reflects back our own beliefs, values, and biases. She offers as an example Tay, an A.I.-powered chatbot released on Twitter earlier this year. It only took 24 hours for Tay to start posting racist and xenophobic messages all across the internet. The result of this…


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