In the second of our Science Week series of talks on impending global catastrophe, we hear from Barry O’Sullivan, deputy president of the European Association for Artificial Intelligence, on the potential risks and benefits of the future of AI. Hosted by Anton Savage of Today FM, Barry will be joined on the panel by Niall Shanahan, communications officer for IMPACT, and Mary Aiken, forensic cyberpsychologist.
If machines can do jobs better and are cheaper than humans, will whole industries just disappear? From autonomous surgery robots to self-driving taxis, the future of AI isn’t just bright –– it’s already here. Should we be nervous or delighted as AI becomes capable of more and more complex tasks? Is fear of AI as misplaced as previous fears about the printing press, the motorcar, and genetic modification? Join us to find out.