Sebastian Thrun & Stuart Russell
The Next Moonshot for an Inclusive Future :
Democratizing Technology by Redefining Education
Watching AlphaGo outsmart Go grandmaster Lee Sedol this March triggered both excitement and consternation from the audiences across the globe. Will the rise of artificial intelligence [AI] empower us or replace us? What should be the long-term goals of AI and how can we ensure that the emerging technology remains beneficial to humanity? Sebastian Thrun, the man who launched Google’s self-driving car project and Google X, tells us answering these questions requires a fundamental redefinition of “education” as we know it today. The academic-turned-entrepreneur illustrates his next - and perhaps most important – moonshot project that could enable everyone to have a chance in the age of AI.
Will Superintelligent Robots Make Us Better People?
The news media in recent months have been full of dire warnings about, the risk that AI poses to the human race, coming from well-known figures such as Stephen Hawking, Elon Musk, and Bill Gates. Should we be concerned? If so, what can we do about it? Rather than dismissing these concerns, AI expert Stuart Russell argues instead that the field of AI will undergo a profound shift. Machines will need to understand human values, and in the process we will understand them better ourselves.
*To be followed by the conversation between Sebastian Thrun & Stuart Russell