When we think about Artifical Intelligence (AI), many of us have in mind HAL 9000 from the movie 2001: A Space Odyssey. But AI is here and it is not quite like the movies. So what does AI look like today? How it reshaping contemporary society and government? Whose interests does it serve and, for those pessimistic about its influence, is there anything that can be done to ameliorate its negative effects? Tim Hwang, the Director of the Ethics and Governance of AI Initiative at Harvard and MIT, works through the possibilities.
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Music credit: Glasstress by Max Casacci and Daniele Mana/ spoken word audio added to the original
Photo: London, England, October 2017.