We spoke to Wendell Wallach, Senior Advisor, The Hastings Center & Interdisciplinary Center for Bioethics at Yale University ahead of his presentation (14th October 2020) at World Summit AI @ Inspired AI, the series of 10 cutting-edge and CPD Accredited business, science, tech and networking online events gathering the global AI community and hosted by world-leading AI experts #withoutborders running from September to November 2020.
So Wendell, what’s your biggest fear in relation to the application of AI?
It is merely used to empower the AI oligopoly at the expense of humanity as a whole.
Artificial intelligence has reached a tipping point. It can no longer be ignored as a phase or something only for companies that are typically early adopters of technology. It’s impact on all areas of life, from medical research to your next film recommendation from Netflix, is evidence of its wide-ranging capabilities.
Over the past 25 years, computers have slowly encroached into the domain of human intellect, the machines first victory was in 1997 when Kasparov lost to Deep Blue at Chess1. Since then A.I. have continued to expand the games they can beat us at, from Go to Poker, and Shogi to Starcraft2. These achievements of machine learning, whilst shockingly impressive, are in stark contrast to the failures of A.I. in the real world.
In just a few years, it will be practically impossible to find a single industry left unaffected by the meteoric rise of Artificial Intelligence.
This disruptive blend of computer science, statistical models, and reasoning with big data is propelling the Fourth Industrial Revolution forward and changing core industries like agriculture, energy and healthcare while also hinting at solutions to a range of modern challenges.
But how is the world of retail using AI to transform the in-store environment to offer superior experiences and achieve higher revenues?
Many enterprises are turning to conversational artificial intelligence (AI) to improve productivity within their organizations. But can a chatbot be so helpful that it impacts staff behavior and increases their productivity at the same time?
For over one hundred years, Royal FloraHolland, its growers, and customers have been making the world a healthier and more beautiful place with flowers and plants. Every day, streamlined logistics and smart digital services ensure that 400,000 species of flowers and plants arrive at their worldwide destinations.
Topics: AI Platforms
What is conversational AI?
Conversational AI is a form of Artificial Intelligence that allows people to communicate with applications, websites and devices in everyday, humanlike natural language via voice, text, touch or gesture input.
For users it allows fast interaction using their own words and terminology. For enterprises it offers a way to build a closer connection with customers through personalized interaction and receive an unprecedented amount of vital business information in return.
Topics: AI Platforms