The Dual Nature of Artificial Intelligence
“We’ll need to learn how to live well with the potential benefits – and failures – of AI," says Eleonore Pauwels in this episode of Wilson Center NOW. Pauwels, the director of the Anticipatory Intelligence Lab at the Wilson Center’s Science and Technology Innovation Program, describes artificial intelligence as "a set of technologies too powerful for humankind to refuse" that is on the verge of transforming everything from medicine to urban planning to defense. But she also warns that debate among policymakers and average citizens, alike, is urgently needed to address weakening boundaries between public and private data, the impact of AI on the workforce, and the inequalities that could emerge from the fourth industrial revolution.
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