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Threats and opportunities with AI becoming more pervasive in society
It was exactly one year ago that ASEI held its Artificial intelligence (AI) Summit. The accompanying video will refresh your memory of the half day conference we held in April 2021.
AI continues to evolve and enamour us as many of our members are deeply involved in it. So much so that over 70% of the student projects that we see during Science Fairs and ASEI regional youth talent expositions (YTE) are AI/ML themed. Clearly our next generation is equipping themselves well. For the others, this article should offer some context and food for thought.
Artificial intelligence has a decades-long history that exhibits alternating enthusiasm and disillusionment for the field’s scientific insights, technical accomplishments, and socioeconomic impact. Recent achievements have seen renewed claims for the transformative and disruptive effects of AI. Reviewing the history and current state of the art reveals a broad repertoire of methods and techniques developed by AI researchers. In particular, modern machine learning methods have enabled a series of AI systems to achieve superhuman performance. The exponential increases in computing power, open-source software, available data, and embedded services have been crucial to this success. What are the impacts of all of this to our society as AI becomes pervasive and ubiquitous? Are there any threats? What are the opportunities we can capitalize on ?
These and many more topics are discussed in this entire issue of Dædalus Journal edited by guest editor James Manyika Contributors include the who's who of the AI industry - Nigel Shadbolt · Stuart Russell Jeffrey Dean · Kevin Scott · Li Fei-Fei Ranjay Krishna · Daniela Rus · Kobi Gal Barbara J. Grosz · Christopher D. Manning Yejin Choi · Emira Murati · Tobias Rees Blaise Agüera y Arcas · Michele Elam Iason Gabriel · John Tasioulas Michael Spence · Laura D. Tyson John Zysman · Erik Brynjolfsson Eric Schmidt · Ash Carter · Cynthia Dwork Martha Minow · Sonia K. Katyal Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar · Aziz Z. Huq Diane Coyle · Helen Margetts
Representing the intellectual community in its breadth and diversity, Dædalus explores the frontiers of knowledge and issues of public importance.Dædalus was founded in 1955 and established as a quarterly in 1958. The journal’s namesake was renowned in ancient Greece as an inventor, scientist, and unriddler of riddles.
A note on the accompanying image:
These images were generated by a state-of-the-art version of GPT-3 that builds on the approaches used in DALL·E and GLIDE. Given a text prompt that it has not been trained for or previously exposed to, the model generates original images based on its understanding of the different elements in the prompt and how they relate to each other. Given the same prompt repeatedly, the model produces novel responses. This group of images consists of unique outputs to the same prompt: “An artist painting the future of humans cooperating with AI.”
**Article Contributed by Piyush Malik **