For those interested in Artificial Intelligence, automation and the possible implications on the future, last week the Science Friday podcast had a panel discussion asking AI questions like:
- Will robots outpace humans in the future?
- Should we set limits on A.I.?
The panel of experts discusses what questions should be asked about artificial intelligence progress.
What was nice about this discussion was it goes into a bit more depth than the usual ‘sound bite’ approach in most media articles.
One thing that is clear from these discussions is that the simple rules described by Asimov are not really up to the task. After all each of his Robot stories was about the conflicts that come from the use of simple rules.
The podcast also prompted T. Reyes to write a post: The Prelude to the Singularity that discusses the controls needed before we let this genie out of the bottle.
For some reason, I now want to reread The Moon is a Harsh Mistress.