Artificial Intelligence – who keeps tabs on their ethics?

Sunday, 5. February 2017

Pokergenius and Jobkiller?

Humanity has lost another battle against the machines. The Libratus poker software has won against four of the world’s best poker players. Unlike chess, poker is a game of incomplete information, which is a much greater challenge to an artificial intelligence.

“If machines are clever enough to beat humans at a game that requires intuition, bluffing skills, intelligence as well as a capacity to retain data – then what else is possible”, asked the Guardian in his Report.

Harshal Kate of the Indian Institute of Technology in Mumbai dealed with this subject in his presentation at the dialogue of science in 2016. The Indian is working for the Institute of technology in Mumbai.

His look into the future of his homeland doesn’t seem very well. “There are forecasts that see 80 percent of all jobs in India as endangered by artificial intelligence. That is why it is important to control the system around artificial intelligence.”

Watch Harshal Kate’s Presentation to see how he’d like to do this.

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