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A 'Musio' AI (artificial intelligence) social robot is pictured on a street during its Germany presentation in Berlin, Germany, Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017. Musio is a communication robot capable to interact with humans. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)MoreCloseclosemore
A 'Musio' AI (artificial intelligence) social robot is pictured on a street during its Germany presentation in Berlin, Germany, Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017. Musio is a communication robot capable to interact with humans. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)

With guest host Ray Suarez. 

Artificial intelligence. Do you worry about or welcome a world where our machines don’t need us?

We're exploring the ethical implications involved in AI, some of the dangers and some of the benefits.

Guests:

Stuart Russell, AI pioneer and author of "Artificial Intelligence: A Modern Approach."

Sebastian Thrun, professor of computer science at Stanford University. (@SebastianThrun)

Highlights From This Show:

From The Reading (And Viewing) List:

Open letter on artificial intelligence written by Stuart Russell. 

Video: Stuart Russell TED Talk

Video: Sebastian Thrun TED Talk

Video: Commissioned by Stuart Russell, this disturbing video warns of the dangers of some forms of artificial intelligence.

Computer scientists are racing ahead in perfecting machines that learn, respond, make decisions. Once you’ve built a computer able to make up its own mind, draw conclusions without a human master, what should you worry about? Some of the scientists who know this world best are also warning…a Code of Ethics is needed. This hour, On Point: Artificial Intelligence: Exciting…scary…or both? --Ray Suarez

This program aired on January 10, 2018.

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