Huge thanks to VMware for sponsoring this episode! If you want a free copy of my upcoming book ‘The Future Leader’, go to http://bit.ly/vmwaregiveaways ——————————————————————————————————- Pamela McCorduck is an artificial intelligence (AI) expert and author. She has written 10 books, the newest one comes out this month and it is titled: This Could Be Important: My Life and Times with the Artificial Intelligentsia. Pamela first became interested in AI when she was studying at the University of California, Berkeley. She was an English major, but she had a job typing in the business school, which is where she met some of the “fathers of AI”. Back when Pamela first started immersing herself in AI, it fascinated her so much that she decided she wanted to write a book on the history of artificial intelligence. With the help of AI experts at that time, she wrote Machines Who Think, which looks at the evolution AI has gone through from the time of the classic Greek poets to the 20th century. Pamela states that the algorithms we use today were actually developed in the 80s, but at the time we didn’t have the advanced technology needed to use them. So the things we are seeing today in AI and machine learning which seem so futuristic, are actually from a few decades ago, we just didn’t have the technology needed until now. When asked about the meaning behind the title of her new book, This Could Be Important, Pamela said, “This book is [More]
Artificial intelligence as a threat to humans? Nope, says Rodney Brooks. AI-alarmists like Stefan Hawking or Elon Musk take a false perspective when they transfer human skills to machines. One example: If a machine solves arithmetical problems in a flash and wins highly complex games against humans, they conclude it is super smart – and thus smarter than humans. But according to Brooks, it is not that simple. What we can expect instead from AI and robotics in the next 10 to 20 years? How fast will technology actually progress and what significance will ethics have? Three of many questions one of the greatest pioneers of robotics answers in our DUB Business Talk. For more information visit dub-magazin.de