2017-06 AI & Automation

Post-discussion additions

2018-06-27 Talking to Google Duplex: Google’s human-like phone AI feels revolutionary (arstechnica.com)

2018-06 How the Enlightenment Ends: Philosophically, intellectually—in every way—human society is unprepared for the rise of artificial intelligence by Henry A. Kissinger (theatlantic.com) news2

2018-05-01 The AI Arms Race (ft.com)

2018-04-06 Do you trust this computer? (YouTube.com) video 1h 18 m

2018-06 Deciphering China’s AI Dream (Future of Humanity Institute, University of Oxford) academic

2017-11-12 Slaughterbots  (YouTube.com)  video slaughterbots 7m 47 sec

2017-09-01 Global Commission on the Future of Work ILO.org web

2017-08-14 6 ways to make sure AI creates jobs for all and not the few (World Economic Forum) web

Our third discussion, provisionally entitled “Artificial Intelligence”, will take place on Friday 2017-06-23 in Room B.

We recommend all participants read the Economist’s special report on Automation & anxiety Will smarter machines cause mass unemployment?(economist.com) book2 11 min report

and for those who wish to delve deeper into the same report:

2016-06-25 Frankenstein’s paperclips Techies do not believe that artificial intelligence will run out of control, but there are other ethical worries (economist.com) book2 9 min report

2016-06-25 Re-educating Rita Artificial intelligence will have implications for policymakers in education, welfare and geopolitics (economist.com) book2 9 min report

or beyond:

2017-05-30 Redistribution is key to the future of the workforce (Oxford Analytica) book2 2 pg report

2017-05-24 The zombie robot argument lurches on: There is no evidence that automation leads to joblessness or inequality (Economic Policy Institute (EPI)) book2 43 min report

2017-04-27 Do we understand the impact of artificial intelligence on employment? (bruegel.org) opinion 9 min blog

2017-03-24 Up to 30% of existing UK jobs could be impacted by automation by early 2030s, but this should be offset by job gains elsewhere in economy (pwc.blogs.com) opinion 5 min

2017-03-09 The optimist’s guide to the robot apocalypse (qz.com) opinion 12 min

2017-01-12 The future is automated. Here’s how we can prepare for it  (weforum.org) opinion 5 min

2017-01 A Future That Works: Automation, Employment, And Productivity (mckinsey.com) book2 148 pg report (pdf)

2016-12-19 Our automated future: How long will it be before you lose your job to a robot? (newyorker.com) news2opinion 12 min

2016-12-06 Stephen Hawking: This will be the impact of automation and AI on jobs (weforum.org) opinion 2 min

2016-06-25 Automation and anxiety Will smarter machines cause mass unemployment? (economist.com) news2 11 min news article