Watch Leading Thinkers Debate the Risks and Rewards of AI

9 March 2016
Mona Lalwani

Jaron Lanier and Martine Rothblatt address our darkest AI fears.

The advent of artificial intelligence is as dreaded as it is lauded. Proponents believe it’s a technological advancement that will augment humans in unprecedented ways such as immortality and super-intelligence. But the critics often point out the dangerous repercussions of this revolution autonomous weapon systems and self-aware bots. Should we brace ourselves for a robotic apocalypse? Is that idea based on science fiction or reality? Does the fear of AI slow down the progress of a technology that could amplify human existence? Tune in for a riveting debate “Don’t trust the promise of artificial intelligence.”