This has been a topic I’ve wanted to look at for sometime but until only recently I’ve had some spare time to start looking at it. The content below challenges how AI will shape society, challenges why it should be regulated and the debates that continue about ethics and privacy.

Samuel Butler
Darwin among the Machines

“We refer to the question: What sort of creature man’s next successor in the supremacy of the earth is likely to be. We have often heard this debated; but it appears to us that we are ourselves creating our own successors; we are daily adding to the beauty and delicacy of their physical organisation; we are daily giving them greater power and supplying by all sorts of ingenious contrivances that self-regulating, self-acting power which will be to them what intellect has been to the human race. In the course of ages we shall find ourselves the inferior race.

Day by day, however, the machines are gaining ground upon us; day by day we are becoming more subservient to them; more men are daily bound down as slaves to tend them, more men are daily devoting the energies of their whole lives to the development of mechanical life. The upshot is simply a question of time, but that the time will come when the machines will hold the real supremacy over the world and its inhabitants is what no person of a truly philosophic mind can for a moment question.”

As usual, a quick Google search and I found some good documentaries and also some notable interviews with Elon Musk.

The first video shows a shopping experience at Amazon where AI has been implemented and how it gives the consumer a seamless experience, pretty cool if you don’t mind that many cameras watching you.

Enjoy the videos…