Intelligent Choices

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#AI will only get more powerful. Will we be ready for it?

  • The rise of artificial intelligence (AI) raises not only technical questions but also ethical and philosophical ones.
  • With more-powerful tech such as nuclear weapons, synthetic biology, or superhuman AI in particular, we don’t want to learn from mistakes.
  • If today’s fairly low-tech smartphones can persuade their owners to stare at them for a large fraction of the day, a superhuman AI could really hack our human reward system.
  • There are many tough open questions that we still need to answer if we’re going to reap the benefits of AI while avoiding problems.
  • I’m cautiously optimistic that we can create an awesome future with AI if we win this race between the growing power of the technology and the growing wisdom with which we manage it.

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SAPVoice: Are You Ready For Artificially-Intelligent Enterprise Applications?

Yes, it's already here. #Foxwordy @Forbes: Ready for #AI-powered enterprise apps?  @SAP

  • For example, recruiters often have to go through thousands of job applications to identify suitable candidates.
  • It’s not hard to find parallels between how new technologies are changing the world today, and how they will affect our business systems in the future.
  • Accounting systems can easily match invoices and payments if they have the same reference number, or the same amount.
  • Machine learning and predictive algorithms can help.
  • Opinions expressed by Forbes Contributors are their own.

We’re now clearly in an exponential technology world. Each year brings the same amount of innovation as the previous several years — and the human brain finds it hard to imagine the consequences. For perhaps the first time in history, technology is evolving faster than we expect it to. For example, […]
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