Why it matters: The fear of losing jobs to computers is a common one among millions of people, and one that many have seen happen in their lifetime. But A.I. has the potential to allow many jobs to evolve, to become safer, more efficient and better for society as a whole.
Why it matters: Life on Mars won’t be how David Bowie pictured it. With the help of artificial intelligence, architects and scientists are painting a picture of what life in space could be like and how it will be possible.
Why it matters: What is love and what defines art? Humans have theorized, debated, and argued over these questions for centuries. As researchers become closer and closer to boiling these concepts down to a science, A.I. projects become closer to becoming alternatives for romantic companions and artists in their own right.
Why it matters: Through life changing accidents, and data minded through NASCAR, human beings are finding ways to rebuild one another so that we are better, faster, and stronger than ever before and all with the help of A.I.. Once nothing more than the stuff of comic books and TV shows, we truly have the technology to become modern superheroes.
Why it matters: The human body is not infallible, but through the wonders of A.I. research scientists are finding ways to address those imperfections. A.I. has the potential to heal, enhance and make up for the things our bodies lack.
Why it matters: Can A.I. make music? Can it feel excitement and fear? Is it alive? Will.i.am and Mark Sagar push the limits of what a machine can do. How far is too far, and how much further can we go?
Why it matters: Artificial intelligence (AI) is changing our lives. It touches on all aspects of society – private life, business, security — including in the spread of fake news and the challenges posed by the advent of autonomous weapons.
Why it matters: Algorithms can already detect Parkinson’s disease and cancer, and control both cars and aircraft. How will AI change our society in the future?