Summary of Barack Obama, Neural Nets, Self-Driving Cars, and the Future of the World

Looking for the article?
We have the summary! Get the key insights in just 5 minutes.

Barack Obama, Neural Nets, Self-Driving Cars, and the Future of the World summary
Start getting smarter:
or see our plans

Rating

10 Overall

10 Importance

10 Innovation

9 Style


Recommendation

Scott Dadich’s article provides a rare opportunity to learn from the perspectives of two major proponents of artificial intelligence (AI): former US president Barack Obama and accomplished MIT professor and director of the MIT Media Lab, Joi Ito. Written in transcript form, the article captures an honest, practical conversation among the author, Obama and Ito as they examine sociopolitical issues associated with AI and their proposed solutions. getAbstract recommends this analysis to anyone concerned about the intersection of AI with the economy, politics and society.

In this summary, you will learn

  • What political, social and economic questions  are stemming from increasingly powerful AI technologies; and
  • How former US president Barack Obama and MIT professor Joi Ito approach sociopolitical issues associated with an AI-enabled future.
 

About the Authors

Editor in chief of Wired, Scott Dadich authors and edits articles about current events and issues pertaining to science, technology, design and culture.

 

Summary

Any development of artificial intelligence (AI) will explicitly or implicitly incorporate the ethical values and judgments of its creators. These imported values must undergo examination to ensure they produce safe and fair systems for all members of society. The exemplar is the self-driving car, which takes actions that directly affect the safety of the car’s passengers, as well as of other cars and pedestrians – including choices considered ethical if made by humans. AI technology will inevitably face “lose-lose situations” in which the car will decide to risk passenger safety or sacrifice other individuals.


More on this topic

By the same authors

Whiplash
Whiplash
8
Barack Obama on Food and Climate Change
Barack Obama on Food and Climate Change
7
The Irreversible Momentum of Clean Energy
The Irreversible Momentum of Clean Energy
7
Want to Innovate? Become a “Now-Ist”
Want to Innovate? Become a “Now-Ist”
8

Customers who read this summary also read

The Malicious Use of Artificial Intelligence
The Malicious Use of Artificial Intelligence
8
5 Distractions that Cloud Our Thinking About AI
5 Distractions that Cloud Our Thinking About AI
8
Preparing for the Future of Artificial Intelligence
Preparing for the Future of Artificial Intelligence
8
Deciphering China’s AI Dream
Deciphering China’s AI Dream
9
The Seven Deadly Sins of AI Predictions
The Seven Deadly Sins of AI Predictions
8
Artificial Intelligence and Life in 2030
Artificial Intelligence and Life in 2030
9

Related Channels

Comment on this summary