This is a technology with the potential to change history for all of us. The question is, ‘Can we have the good without the bad?’—Former Google AI chief Fei-Fei Li speaking in mid-March at the opening of Stanford University’s new Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence (March 19)
Will it be possible, in the foreseeable future, to build a machine that can discover physics or mathematics that the brightest humans alive are not able to do on their own, using biological hardware? Will the future of science eventually necessarily be driven by machines that operate on a level that we can never reach? I don’t know. It’s a good question.—Kevin Schawinski, an astrophysicist and
CEO/founder of artificial-intelligence company Modulos, talking to...
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