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How to Get Empowered, Not Overpowered, by AI

These are the steps we need to take today to make sure technology will ultimately empower–not overpower–us.

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You’re all too familiar with the scene: a group of people around a restaurant table who are all ignoring each other because the dopamine reward systems in their brains have been hacked by the irresistible allure of their smartphones. But what’s next? The power of AI is progressing rapidly, and most AI researchers expect AI to be able to outsmart us at all jobs and talks within decades. In this talk, I discuss what concrete steps we take today to increase the chance that our ever more powerful technology will ultimately empower–not overpower–us: 

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