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Philosophy in the Community: Will AI Take Over the World?

Posted in Arts & Culture, Science & Technology
Jan 11, 2019

"The unexamined life is not worth living"

This community lecture and discussion series is organized by the Department of Philosophy to share the rewards and pleasures of philosophical reflection.

Friday, Jan. 11
7–9 pm
The Refinery, Emmanuel Anglican Church Basement
609 Dufferin Ave.

Free and open to the public

Will AI Take Over the World? by Dr. Dwayne Moore (PhD), Department of Philosophy

Films such as The Terminator and The Matrix have long foretold of the day when artificial intelligence systems would take over the world. Leading experts in the field, such as Elon Musk and Bill Gates, have recently warned humanity that, due to accelerating developments in machine intelligence, such a scenario is increasingly plausible. This leads to the question: is it possible for humans to create an artificial intelligence system powerful enough to take over the world? In this talk I outline recent developments in machine learning with a view to concluding that machines are not close to taking over the world. In fact, the rise of artificial intelligence will be of benefit to humanity.



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