Entries by Jolene Creighton

Making AI Safe in an Unpredictable World: An Interview with Thomas G. Dietterich

Our AI systems work remarkably well in closed worlds. That’s because these environments contain a set number of variables, making the worlds perfectly known and perfectly predictable. In these micro environments, machines only encounter objects that are familiar to them. As a result, they always know how they should act and respond. Unfortunately, these same […]

Governing AI: An Inside Look at the Quest to Ensure AI Benefits Humanity

Finance, education, medicine, programming, the arts — artificial intelligence is set to disrupt nearly every sector of our society. Governments and policy experts have started to realize that, in order to prepare for this future, in order to minimize the risks and ensure that AI benefits humanity, we need to start planning for the arrival […]

Machine Reasoning and the Rise of Artificial General Intelligences: An Interview With Bart Selman

From Uber’s advanced computer vision system to Netflix’s innovative recommendation algorithm, machine learning technologies are nearly omnipresent in our society. They filter our emails, personalize our newsfeeds, update our GPS systems, and drive our personal assistants. However, despite the fact that such technologies are leading a revolution in artificial intelligence, some would contend that these […]

How Will the Rise of Artificial Superintelligences Impact Humanity?

Cars drive themselves down our streets. Planes fly themselves through our skies. Medical technologies diagnose illnesses, recommend treatment plans, and save lives. Artificially intelligent systems are already among us, and they have been for some time now. However, the world has yet to see an artificial superintelligence (ASI) — a synthetic system that has cognitive […]