Artificial intelligence may soon outsmart humans at every task. Some AI researchers envision doomsday scenarios leading to the extinction of the human race, while others believe that allowing AI to become humans’ overlords may allow humanity to flourish in innovative ways. MIT professor Max Tegmark subscribes to the latter school of thought, but he cautions that AI developers must imbue their flourishing technology with the right values and safeguards to ensure that AI will act in the interest of humanity as a whole. Tegmark’s passionate, engaging presentation elaborates on his vision of a high-tech future.
About the Speaker
Max Tegmark is a professor at MIT and the author of Life 3.0: Being Human in the Age of Artificial Intelligence.