We are witnessing the progressive, unrelenting, and irreversible advent of artificial intelligence in every aspect of our lives and in the functioning of all institutions of society. The magnitude of the transformation under way is such, that the World Economic Forum has characterized it as the Fourth Industrial Revolution.
Like previous industrial revolutions, it is certain to cause global disruption and substantial redistributions of wealth and power within societies and across nations. But beyond its impact on the life, liberty, work, and wellbeing of the world’s citizens, this revolution is likely to challenge our very conception of what it means to be human.
This talk will address the nature, challenges, and opportunities of the AI revolution, the common and distinct characteristics it has from prior industrial revolutions, and how policy-makers, corporations, and citizens alike can help humanity prepare for and reap the benefits of artificial intelligence while mitigating its risks.