Artificial Intelligence (AI): Risks and Rewards for Businesses with NYT Best Selling Author Martin Ford


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New York Times best-selling author of Rise of the Robots, Martin Ford, discusses what he discovered about the current state of AI and its future potential while researching his new book, Architects of Intelligence.

Martin details the current state for this emerging technology. AI is already writing compelling news stories, crafting engaging real estate listings, and taking over stock market trading.

We take a look at the future implications for the economy and whether all of us will eventually be replaced by machine learning robots. Fortune 500 companies have already got a huge head start with this technology, Do it Yourself AI is becoming more and more accessible for smaller companies.

Finally, our host Alex asks Martin about the risks associated with this technology moving forward. How far away are we from “super intelligence”? That is to say, when will AI machines become smarter than humans?

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Topics Discussed:

What is the purpose of Martin’s new book? – 0:53

How AI is already being used to write news stories and real estate listings – 3:23

How AI has exploded since 2012 after the exploits of Geoffrey Hinton and the University of Toronto – 5:48

How AI can now diagnose skin cancer better than humans – 8:41

How is AI going to affect jobs moving forward, will we all be replaced? – 11:09

How are large companies taking advantage of AI compared to small businesses with little exposure to this technology? – 14:30

How DIY AI is becoming more accessible – 16:30

What are the key terms to understand within the AI field? – 20:18

How AI has completely taken over the stock market – 24:16

How far away are we from AI becoming more intelligent that humans, known as artificial general intelligence (AGI)? – 28:06

What are the risks associated with using artificial intelligence? – 33:45

How China is using AI to evolve into a surveillance state – 37:46

How AI could be weaponized and hacked for malicious purposes – 39:55

How will we benefit from AI in fields such as medicine moving forward? – 43:04

Martin’s details – 47:00

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