Debating Slaughterbots and the Future of Autonomous Weapons

People can look at the same technology and disagree about how it will shape the future, explains Paul Scharre as he shares a final perspective on the Slaughterbots debate Image: Slaughterbots/YouTubeIn “Slaughterbots,” a video produced by the Future of Life Institute, AI-powered micro-drones are built en masse and used to kill thousands of people around the world. Stuart Russell, Anthony Aguirre, Ariel Conn, and Max Tegmark recently wrote a response to my critique of their “Slaughterbots” video on autonomous weapons. I am grateful for their thoughtful article. I think this kind of dialogue can be incredibly helpful in illuminating points of disagreement on various issues, and I welcome the exchange. I think it is particularly important to have a cross-disciplinary dialogue on autonomous weapons that includes roboticists, AI scientists, engineers, ethicists, lawyers, human rights advocates, military professionals, political scientists, and other perspectives because this issue touches so many disciplines. I Continuer la lecture Debating Slaughterbots and the Future of Autonomous Weapons

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3Q: Daron Acemoglu on technology and the future of work

K. Daron Acemoglu, the Elizabeth and James Killian Professor of Economics at MIT, is a leading thinker on the labor market implications of artificial intelligence, robotics, automation, and new technologies. His innovative work challenges the way people think about how these technologies intersect with the world of work. In 2005, he won the John Bates Clark Medal, an honor shared by a number of Nobel Prize recipients and luminaries in the field of economics. Acemoglu holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from University of York. His master’s degree in mathematical economics and econometrics and doctorate in economics are from the London School of Economics. With political scientist James Robinson, Acemoglu co-authored the much discussed book “Why Nations Fail” (Crown Business, 2012) and “Economic Origins of Dictatorship and Democracy” (Cambridge University Press, 2006). He also wrote the book, “Introduction to Modern Economic Growth” (Princeton University Press, 2008). Acemoglu recently answered a Continuer la lecture 3Q: Daron Acemoglu on technology and the future of work

Letter regarding the MIT Intelligence Quest

The following email was sent today to the MIT community by President L. Rafael Reif. To the members of the MIT community, This morning, MIT is launching a major new Institute-wide initiative on human and machine intelligence — the MIT Intelligence Quest, or MIT IQ — and I’m eager to explain why this effort will be crucial as we work to make a better world. MIT IQ will consist of two parts: The Core, which will advance the science of human and machine intelligence, cross-pollinate ideas between the two, spark new collaborations, and engage underlying questions around ethics and societal impact, and The Bridge, which will provide custom-built AI tools for MIT researchers in any discipline who do not see themselves as AI experts, to accelerate their research. You can learn more here about how MIT IQ will fit in and serve our research community. 60 years of intelligent progress Continuer la lecture Letter regarding the MIT Intelligence Quest