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23 March 2018 / by André Maré

TED: Can we build AI without losing control over it?

What are the problems associated with creating superhuman machines and should we be scared? Neuroscientist and Philosopher Sam Harris says we should be. He raises the fact that we haven’t yet grappled with the problems associated with super intelligent AI that has no safety concerns. A super intelligence is a hypothetical agent that possesses intelligence far surpassing that of the brightest and most gifted human minds.

TED is all about the spreading of ideas regarding Technology, Entertainment and Design (TED). TED was founded in February 1984 as a conference. Its early emphasis was technology, entertainment and design but these days it has broadened its focus to include ideas on science, culture and a variety of academic topics. The best talks and performances of the different conferences are posted daily on a podcast also known as TEDTalks. The talks are

Men who undertake considerable things, even in a regular way, ought to give us ground to presume ability. ~ Edmund Burke