Every day, new warnings emerge about artificial intelligence rebelling against us. All the while, a more immediate dilemma flies under the radar. Have forces been unleashed that are thrusting humanity down an ill-advised path, one that’s increasingly making us behave like simple machines? Brett Frischmann will discuss what’s happening to our lives as society embraces big data, predictive analytics, and supposedly smart environments. He will explain how the goal of designing programmable worlds goes hand in hand with engineering predictable and programmable people. If you're interested in understanding exactly how technology threatens the future of our society and what we can do now to build something better, join us!
Are supposedly smart digital technologies re-engineering humanity? Don't worry about the rise of super-intelligent, sentient machines. Instead, worry about the tyranny of digital tech utopianism.
This event is supported by the Ethics and Governance of Artificial Intelligence Initiative at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society. In conjunction with the MIT Media Lab, the Initiative is developing activities, research, and tools to ensure that fast-advancing AI serves the public good. Learn more at /topics/ethics-and-governance-ai.