The Artificial Intelligence Race: We explore how AI will change your job as new research shows how much of what you do could be done by robots. From truckies to lawyers & doctors, we bring affected workers face to face with AI experts.
In a one-hour special we explore how Artificial Intelligence (AI) will change your job as new research shows how much of what you do could be done by robots. From truckies to lawyers & doctors, we bring affected workers face to face with AI experts.
We talk to international leaders in the field including Google’s Research Director Peter Norvig, an icon amoung AI researchers, who say the pace of change could be “a shock to the system” that will be “hard to recover from”. One of Australia’s leading AI scientiss Toby Walsh is calling for a national discussion about whether we need boundaries around how AI is developed and used in our lives.
Ecnomist Andrew Charlton says “Hundreds of thousands of jobs we do today willbe replaced by machines…I don’t think everyone needs to become a coder. If AI is any good, machines will be better at writincode thn humans. People need to work wih the output of those machines and turn it into valuable services.”
We bring workers face to face with AI experts to quiz them about what the future might look like and how they can prepare. Other interviews include US-based Ausralan data scientist Jeremy Howard, who brillantly describes the wonderful and terrifying implications of AI; Cathy O’Neil, the US author of Weapons of Math Destruction who believes AI could be used to undermine democracy; and a panel of Australian politicans responding to the challenges and opportunities presented by AI.
The Artificial Intelligence Race
Artificial intelligence (AI) refers to the simulation of human intelligence in machines that are programmed to think like humans and mimic their actions. The term may also be applied to any machine that exhibits traits associated with a human mind such as learning and problem-solving.
The ideal characteristic of artificial intelligence is its ability to rationalize and take actions that have the best chance of achieving a specific goal.
Artificial intelligence (AI), is intelligence demonstrated by machines, unlike the natural intelligence displayed by humans and animals. Leading AI textbooks define the field as the study of “intelligent agents”: any device that perceives its environment and takes actions that maximize its chance of successfully achieving its goals. Colloquially, the term “artificial intelligence” is often used to describe machines (or computers) that mimic “cognitive” functions that humans associate with the human mind, such as “learning” and “problem solving”.
As machines become increasingly capable, tasks considered to require “intelligence” are often removed from the definition of AI, a phenomenon known as the AI effect. A quip in Tesler’s Theorem says “AI is whatever hasn’t been done yet.” For instance, optical character recognition is frequently excluded from things considered to be AI, having become a routine technology. Modern machine capabilities generally classified as AI include successfully understanding human speech, competing at the highest level in strategic game systems (such as chess and Go), autonomously operating cars, intelligent routing in content delivery networks, and military simulations.