Artificial intelligence is raising concerns, and here’s what researchers are doing to address them

Artificial intelligence is raising concerns, and here’s what researchers are doing to address them

Eric Horvitz and Thomas Dietterich

Posted by Allison Linn

Advances in artificial intelligence have improved our lives in many ways. Thanks to methods developed in artificial intelligence, we have GPS systems that help us to get where we are going, smart phones that understand what we are saying and early-stage tools to predict serious medical complications and guide treatments.

These tools offer only a small glimpse of the ways in which artificial intelligence will benefit us and influence our lives in years to come, two top leaders in the artificial intelligence field say. They argue that researchers must focus even more intensely on near-term artificial intelligence challenges while also thinking about and addressing concerns voiced about future, dystopian potential consequences.