Artificial Intelligence (AI) can trace its’ beginnings to the summer of 1956 on the campus of Dartmouth University. A major study out of Stanford University (see link for additional reading) has concluded there is no cause for concern that AI is any sort of “imminent threat” to humankind. No machines have been developed with self-sustaining goals and intent. Instead, our society and economy will be positively and profoundly impacted between now and 2030. The report from Stanford, Artificial Intelligence and Life in 2030, provides a collected and connected set of reflections about AI and its’ influences as advances are made in the study/applications of AI. Technological advances coming out of Silicon Valley in general focus primarily on “experience above all”. In this regard, disruptive technologies should begin to be seen as “human augmentation”. Artificial Intelligence is the new User Intelligence.
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The Stanford Study is intended for four audiences: the general public (providing an accessible, scientific and technological portrayal of AI and its potential); industry (helping to guide resource allocation for legal and ethical challenges of AI); local, national and international governments (planning for better governance of AI); and AI researchers, institutions and funders (setting priorities and considering ethical and legal issues raised by AI). We will see AI and robotics increasingly applied across the globe. Industries struggling to attract younger workers (agriculture, food processing, fulfillment centers and factories) will benefit from advances in AI. AI will facilitate delivery of online purchases through flying drones, self-driving trucks, or robots that can get up the stairs to the front door. The “new User Intelligence” can be expected to bring substantial increases in the future use of AI applications – including self-driving cars, healthcare diagnostics, targeted healthcare treatments and physical assistance for elder care, and areas we haven’t imagined – yet.
Read more about artificial intelligence, now and in the future:
Artificial Intelligence and Life in 2030
How Artificial Intelligence Will Change the Retail Game
When Artificial Intelligence Rules the City
NECA Technology – the Project for Applied and Disruptive Technology
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