The Growth in Artificial Intelligence: Threat vs Necessity

Friday Mar 25   04:00 PM to 05:00 PM (1 hour)
Hilton Deansgate - Room 8&9
Robots like Jibo and NAO talk to you, learn to understand different voices and are designed to be daily companions. They are not AI, but it's not impossible to see them as a step on the way to the robots of Big Hero 6Almost Human and many others. On the orher hand, a show like Person of Interest showcases a different, more networked, more alien kind of AI, of the sort that provokes more debate about the risks and rewards of the technology. This panel will discuss these points and asks why fear of AI is becoming more prevalent, and whether such fear is realistic, or necessary.