SAN FRANCISCO--Prediction: We are just a few years away from a catastrophic disaster brought about by an autonomous computer system making a decision--a disaster that will provoke a political response on par with 9/11.
That prediction is from Wendell Wallach, lecturer at Yale University's Interdisciplinary Center for Bioethics, who hypothesized about the challenges and opportunities we face in an age of artificially intelligent machines, such as self-driving cars or household robots. Wallach spoke here Saturday at the Singularity Summit, a two-day conference about AI and the possibility of developing smarter-than-human machines.
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