AI development has reached a critical point

The evolution of artificial intelligence has reached a critical and even turning point, according to a new report by an international group of experts led by Brown University.

Advances in language processing, computer vision and pattern recognition mean that AI is touching people’s lives every day, from helping people choose a movie to helping them make medical diagnoses. However, with this success, there is a need to understand and mitigate the risks and disadvantages of AI-driven systems. For example, algorithmic discrimination or the use of AI to deliberately deceive. Computer scientists must work with social science and legal experts to ensure that the pitfalls of AI are minimized, according to a team of experts in computer science, public policy, psychology, sociology and sociology and other disciplines of the AI100 project. It is hosted by Stanford University’s Human-Centered AI Institute. Its purpose is to monitor the progress of AI and control its development. The latest report, which launched the AI100 project, assesses the development of artificial intelligence in the period from 2016 to 2021.

“Over the past five years, artificial intelligence has taken a big leap forward. It is no longer a tool in research laboratories or other highly controlled environments. Technology is pervasive in society and affects people’s lives, ”explains Michael Littman, professor of computer science at Brown University. “It’s important to understand how to get the most out of AI while minimizing risk.”

The evolution of artificial intelligence has reached a critical and even turning point, experts conclude. They note that governments and the scientific community need to take responsibility to ensure that AI develops for the benefit of humanity, not against it.

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Alexandr Ivanov earned his Licentiate Engineer in Systems and Computer Engineering from the Free International University of Moldova. Since 2013, Alexandr has been working as a freelance web programmer.
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