Smart Cities and Artificial Intelligence: Balancing Opportunity and Risk

Steven Hawking recently commented that artificial intelligence (AI) would be “either the best thing or the worst thing ever to happen to humanity”. He was referring to the opportunity that AI offers to improve mankind’s situation, set alongside the risks that it also presents. These same competing possibilities apply no less when AI is considered in the context of smart cities and the planet’s growing urbanization.  With smart cities, though, this is not just some abstract balance: there is a genuine choice of path to be made as smart cities and AI evolve together. This article explores the choice.

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Davos 2017 – Artificial Intelligence – YouTube

– Ron Gutman, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, HealthTap, USA
– Joichi Ito, Director, Media Lab, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
– Satya Nadella, Chief Executive Officer, Microsoft Corporation, USA
– Ginni Rometty, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, IBM Corporation, USA

Moderated by
– Robert F. Smith, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Vista Equity Partners, USA

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Garry Kasparov on AI, Chess, and the Future of Creativity

Change is inevitable, says the chess grandmaster, and we should speed up our search for the edge of human potential.

“Let’s look at this historical process. Machines that replace manual labor, they have allowed us to focus on developing our minds. More intelligent machines, I understand that they will take over more menial aspects of cognition and will elevate our lives towards curiosity, creativity, beauty, joy, you can continue this line.”

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