Video: The Future of Jobs, Ethics, and Security in the Age of AI

Tuesday, 13 June 2017 - 3:53PM
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Tuesday, 13 June 2017 - 3:53PM
Video: The Future of Jobs, Ethics, and Security in the Age of AI
Image credit: Disruptive Technologists
We've spoken about the future of robots and humanity previously, mostly in the context of them stealing our jobs or becoming even better at designing AIs than us. This past week, the NYC-based group Disruptive Technologists went a step farther to envision what life will look like once the robot revolution comes. With a team of panelists, including representatives from IBM and Microsoft, their recent event covered topics that ranged from chatbots to machine learning, but the key takeaway was that titanic changes are in store for us in the next few decades.

Since the video is quite long, we've pulled out some of the highlights and marked the points in the video where they come up.

First off, we hear from representatives from Microsoft and IBM, who talk about the future of chatbots:

  • 20:43: Heather Shapiro (Microsoft) gives a basic run-down on how chatbots work and why they're so cool.
  • 25:35: Tom Eck (IBM) explains how APIs (application program interfaces) are going to be the key to a world populated by chatbots and AI.

Next, the panelists weigh in on audience questions. Some of the more interesting ones:

  • 53:01: Where are the chatbot verticals moving in the future? What will a future look like when our lives are integrated with AI assistants?
  • 1:00:42: What will the impact of AI be on society? Is this just another industrial revolution-style change, or is tech changing society in more fundamental ways?
  • 1:12:43: What will be the impact of bots and AI on career opportunities? What will human workers do when they become obsolete?

You can skip to these points to hear the panelists' responses!



If you're interested in learning more about Disruptive Technologists, check out their website or join their Meetup to attend events here in New York!
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