The future of artificial intelligence

“When a system that is not understandable is imposed on people, they do one of two things. They either invent it as a religion or fight it with guns. We’re playing with the information space of humans. We’re experimenting at scale without a set of principles for what we want to do. These decisions are being made by technical people who are ignorant of the philosophical questions...

...this is really about information systems that are human-like, that are learning, dynamic, emergent, and imprecise being used and imposed on humans around the world. That process is unstoppable.”

— Eric Schmidt on the Making Sense podcast

The positive and negative implications of AI will be profound. What principles should guide its evolution? An important conversation between Sam Harris and ex-Google CEO Eric Schmidt.