Artificial Intelligence And Income Inequality

“AI expert Yoshua Bengio suggests that equality and ensuring a shared benefit from AI could be pivotal in the development of safe artificial intelligence. Bengio, a professor at the University of Montreal, explains, “In a society where there’s a lot of violence, a lot of inequality, [then] the risk of misusing AI or having people use it irresponsibly in general is much greater. Making AI beneficial for all is very central to the safety question.””

Artificial Intelligence And Income Inequality
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/artificial-intelligence-and-income-inequality_us_58cafe92e4b07112b6472beb
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Artificial Intelligence Will Not Replace Lawyers With IQ And EQ

“Lawyers are in the persuasion business. They must be persuasive to prospective clients, clients, colleagues, opposing counsel, and the arbiters of disputes. What makes an attorney persuasive? There are several common elements—legal expertise, command of the facts, knowing the client’s objective and risk tolerance, appreciating the other side’s case, and an ability to present a cogent, convincing synthesis. That’s the IQ side.”

Artificial Intelligence Will Not Replace Lawyers With IQ And EQ
https://www.forbes.com/sites/markcohen1/2017/03/20/artificial-intelligence-will-not-replace-lawyers-with-iq-and-eq/#14db05361e9c
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In a robot showdown, humanity may happily surrender...?

“On the scientific front, research is pushing back on the idea of free will (as philosophers have for ages). The more we can explain human behavior with neuroscience and psychology, the less room there is for some magical human soul.”

Opinion | In a robot showdown, humanity may happily surrender
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/in-a-robot-showdown-humanity-may-happily-surrender/2017/03/09/b03dea32-f3cd-11e6-b9c9-e83fce42fb61_story.html
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No, Robots Aren’t Killing the American Dream?

“Productivity and pay rose in tandem for decades after World War II, until labor and wage protections began to be eroded. Public education has been given short shrift, unions have been weakened, tax overhauls have benefited the rich and basic labor standards have not been updated.”

No, Robots Aren’t Killing the American Dream
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/20/opinion/no-robots-arent-killing-the-american-dream.html
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Top 10 Reasons We Should Fear The Singularity - must read!

“Alienation and Loss of Humanity

Following the “if you can’t beat them, join them” maxim, one way of potentially surviving the singularity is by merging with the machines. This idea – that we can and should improve on what we have been handed down by mother nature, is often referred to as transhumanism”

Top 10 Reasons We Should Fear The Singularity
https://www.singularityweblog.com/top-10-reasons-we-fear-the-singularity/
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Mark Zuckerberg says change the world, yet he sets the rules | Carole Cadwalladr

“In recent campaigns – from India across Europe to the United States – we’ve seen the candidate with the largest and most engaged following on Facebook usually wins,” Zuckerberg writes. Is that a good thing? is a question he doesn’t ask, though Marine Le Pen with her 1.2 million Facebook followers may have an answer. And, here he is, cheerfully envisioning a world in which Facebook is the intermediary between people and their governments. “We can help establish direct dialogue and accountability between people and our elected leaders.””

Mark Zuckerberg says change the world, yet he sets the rules | Carole Cadwalladr
http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/feb/19/mark-zuckerberg-says-change-world-he-sets-rules
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Frankenstein fears hang over AI / good quotes and stats

“Making sure AI systems benefit humans without unintended consequences is difficult. Human society is incapable of defining what it wants, says Prof Russell, so programming machines to maximise the happiness of the greatest number of people is problematic.

This is AI’s so-called “control problem”: the risk that smart machines will single-mindedly pursue arbitrary goals even when they are undesirable. “The machine has to allow for uncertainty about what it is the human really wants,” says Prof Russell.”

Frankenstein fears hang over AI
https://www.ft.com/content/8e228692-f251-11e6-8758-6876151821a6
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