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Artificial intelligence and the future of society

With the rapid growth in connectivity and digitalisation, more and more aspects of our lives are being turned into data. Along with the increasing growth in computational power, this has given way to a broad application of machine learning and automation. As these trends continue at an exponential rate, this will create exciting opportunities, but also critical societal challenges. This list is intended for gathering and sharing knowledge, to facilitate an open debate. Please do share any relevant content!

Machines Won't Replace Us, They'll Force Us to Evolve

“We become what we behold. We shape our tools and then our tools shape us.” - John Culkin (based on Marshall McLuhan’s ideas)

Robots demand for universal basic income as a humanistic response to technological progress!

Jeremy Rifkin: 'The Zero Marginal Cost Society' | Talks at Google

In The Zero Marginal Cost Society, New York Times bestselling author Jeremy Rifkin describes how the emerging Internet of Things is speeding us to an era of ...

Davos 2016 - A World Without Work? How will rapid technological progress and the prospect of longer, healthier lives revolutionize work? This session was developed in p...

Humans Need Not Apply

A brilliant 15 min. video explaining the current state of automation and highlighting some of the challenges to the job market of the future.

Don't Trust the Promise of Artificial Intelligence

As technology rapidly progresses, some proponents of artificial intelligence believe that it will help solve complex social challenges and offer immortality ...

The Artificial Intelligence Revolution: Part 1 - Wait But Why

Part 1 of 2: "The Road to Superintelligence". Artificial Intelligence — the topic everyone in the world should be talking about.

Exponential Thinking (Peter Diamandis)

Peter Diamandis speaking about "Exponential Thinking" at Singularity University's Exponential Finance Conference 2014.

Ray Kurzweil's Mind-Boggling Predictions for the Next 25 Years

Ray Kurzweil preictions for next 25 years, interesting insight into the implications of increasing computing power.

"By the 2020s, most diseases will go away as nanobots become smarter than current medical technology. Normal human eating can be replaced by nanosystems. The Turing test begins to be passable. Self-driving cars begin to take over the roads, and people won’t be allowed to drive on highways."

The Barbell Effect of Machine Learning

If there is one technology that promises to change the world more than any other over the next several decades, it is arguably machine…