Philosophers' Club will discuss the future and
impact of artificial intelligence of our society
The South Lake Philosophers' Club will host a discussion on artificial intelligence led by Nick Cunningham, a recent graduate in physics from the University of Florida. The meeting is free and open to everyone. The session takes place Wedenesday, August 24 from 6:30 to 8pm at the Kehlor Building, 466 West Minneola Avenue in Historic Downtown Clermont.
Cunningham began to shift to this evolving field in his senior year and has been adding it to his scholarly studies.
Topics on artificial intelligence to be discussed include:
- Will have as great an impact on every single human on earth as any technological development in history.
- Will the positives outweigh the negatives?
- Will 70 — 80% of jobs disappear in the next 20 years
- Social and cultural upheaval will continue to accelerate
- The potential for good vs bad debate will accelerate
- Knowledge vs wisdom arguments will most likely be the same
- Longevity expected to increase by three months per year and greater
- Prospect for volunteering based on present trends seems grim
- Freedom and independence, the debate will center on the price we pay
A few samples of artificial intelligence ready or coming:
- Tricorder expected soon similar to the ones we saw on Star Trek, working with your phone using retina scan, blood sample and breathing analysis.
- Driverless vehicles already here expected to become nearly universal; driver's licenses to become obsolete
- Currency as we know it will become obsolete; Bitcoin or its equivalent will dominate.
- Your phone will be able to detect facial expressions to such a degree that it will assess lying.
- Education and Intelligence will be redefined as greater emphasis is placed on digital communications.
- Facebook recognition software has face recognition capacity better than human ability.
- IBM's Watson can render legal advice far more accurately than lawyers and diagnose cancer far more accurately than doctors.
The Philosophers' Club will discuss artificial intelligence and its impending impact on our society. The meeting is free and open to the public. (Stock Illustration)