I’ve recently watched this TED Talk where Chris Anderson (TED Curator) interviews Educator and entrepreneur Sebastian Thrun on “The new generation of computers is programming itself”
Sebastian believes that AI has the potential to free humanity of repetitive work and unleash our creativity. In this inspiring and informative conversation with Chris Anderson, Sebastian describes the progress of deep learning in the past few years debunking some of the fears encroaching society and why we shouldn’t fear runaway AI.
According to him, “Only one per cent of interesting things have been invented yet,” Thrun says. “I believe all of us are insanely creative … [AI] will empower us to turn creativity into action.”
It is indeed a truly inspiring talk yet one would have to question whether AI and machine learning will be open democratically to all? Who controls AI? Would every human on the planet truly benefit from it? Looking back in history one would argue that no technological advancement has favoured every human being but rather it has been used to create even more inequalities. Why should AI and machine learning be different?
Should we be concerned? Will AI really empowers us? Can it make us all more creativity helping us to improve human enterprise and local communities? What is your take on that? What and comment!