AI: Why Robots and other AI Devices Will Not Take Over

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Movie producers and directors have made a lot of money creating movies that feature ‘bad, nasty” AI devices that ‘take over control’ and oppress humanity The public press also makes money constantly publishing about AI and its potential impact on our lives. 

But AI is and remains a human creation. Humans build AI devices. Humans deploy them. Humans decide what they will do and how. So, the underlying issues, technical and ethical, are human ones. 

This e-learning program is focused on the implications of AI’s potential contribution to the future of society.

Explore the difference between human intelligence and machine intelligence.

Get clear insights on the limits of machine intelligence. 

See how AI may be a powerful contributor to the well-being of human beings, as long as human being rise up to the ethical and social challenges with which AI presents us.

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What Will You Learn?

  • Understand what AI is
  • See how it relates to human intelligence
  • Understand why the ethics of AI is a profound HUMAN concern
  • Explore the ethical issues that need to be addressed if AI is to be of benefit to the future of human beings

Course Content

Program Introduction, Objectives and Structure
The introduction to the e-learning program, its learning objectives, its content, and its use.

Human Intelligence is Social
Human Beings have been evolving as social beings for millions of years. Although we share social instincts with many other species, our language and cognitive ability have evolved in ways that have lead to us being the globe's dominant species.  Our social psychology is tribally based.  Our language abstracts from the limits of time and concrete activity that characterize material reality.  As a result, we communicate with one another in ways that abstract from material reality.  As a result, we have become a contracting, problem solving, and collaborative species that can move beyond our genetically encoded instincts. 

The Implications of AI
AI is an amazing technology. But it is only as good as the intentions and the creativity of the people who build particular instances of it. Today, that adoption is increasingly widespread. Let's look at what that implies for us as humans and our societies.

The Ethics of AI
AI potential means that human beings must address the ethical issues about its use in a way that establishes global guidelines. Doing so is daunting. But adding AI to weapons and international conflict, thereby putting the decision to kill or to compete into software which executes without human oversight as part of international conflict and warfare is a threat that must be addressed, not ignored.

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