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" If you believe everything you read, you are probably quite worried about the prospect of a superintelligent, killer AI. "
" My family is my number one priority. "
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" To take intellectual risks is to think about something that can't be done, that doesn't make any sense, and go for it responsibly. "
" A.I. should not be weaponized, and any A.I. must have an impregnable 'off switch.' "
" Sooner or later, the U.S. will face mounting job losses due to advances in automation, artificial intelligence, and robotics. "
" To say that AI will start doing what it wants for its own purposes is like saying a calculator will start making its own calculations. "
" The biggest reason we want autonomous cars is to prevent accidents. "
" My dream is to achieve AI for the common good. "
" Deep learning is a subfield of machine learning, which is a vibrant research area in artificial intelligence, or AI. "
" I became interested in AI in high school because I read 'Goedel, Escher, Bach,' a book by Douglas Hofstader. He showed how all their work in some ways fit together, and he talked about artificial intelligence. I thought 'Wow, this is what I want to be doing.' "
" The only rollercoasters I get on are startups. "
" AI is a tool. The choice about how it gets deployed is ours. "
" Machine learning is looking for patterns in data. If you start with racist data, you will end up with even more racist models. This is a real problem. "
" Cloud computing, smartphones, social media platforms, and Internet of Things devices have already transformed how we communicate, work, shop, and socialize. These technologies gather unprecedented data streams leading to formidable challenges around privacy, profiling, manipulation, and personal safety. "
" The best students are ones that are willing to take intellectual risks and challenge conventional thinking. "
" A universal basic income doesn't give people dignity or protect them from boredom and vice. "
" People thrive on genuine connections - not with machines, but with each other. You don't want a robot taking care of your baby; an ailing elder needs to be loved, to be listened to, fed, and sung to. This is one job category that people are - and will continue to be - best at. "
" Infrastructure investment in science is an investment in jobs, in health, in economic growth and environmental solutions. "
" Understanding of natural language is what sometimes is called 'AI complete,' meaning if you can really do that, you can probably solve artificial intelligence. "
" It's hard for me to speculate about what motivates somebody like Stephen Hawking or Elon Musk to talk so extensively about AI. I'd have to guess that talking about black holes gets boring after awhile - it's a slowly developing topic. "
" I think that there are so many problems that we have as a society that AI can help us address. "
" We don't want A.I. to engage in cyberbullying, stock manipulation, or terrorist threats; we don't want the F.B.I. to release A.I. systems that entrap people into committing crimes. We don't want autonomous vehicles that drive through red lights, or worse, A.I. weapons that violate international treaties. "
" I'm not a big fan of self-driving cars where there's no steering wheel or brake pedal. Knowing what I know about computer vision and AI, I'd be pretty uncomfortable with that. But I am a fan of a combined system - one that can brake for you if you fall asleep at the wheel, for example. "
" Things that are so hard for people, like playing championship-level Go and poker, have turned out to be relatively easy for the machines. Yet at the same time, the things that are easiest for a person - like making sense of what they see in front of them, speaking in their mother tongue - the machines really struggle with. "
" I could do a whole talk on the question of is AI dangerous.' My response is that AI is not going to exterminate us. It's a tool that's going to empower us. "
" A calculator is a tool for humans to do math more quickly and accurately than they could ever do by hand; similarly, AI computers are tools for us to perform tasks too difficult or expensive for us to do on our own, such as analyzing large data sets or keeping up to date on medical research. "
" Everybody should do at least one startup sometime in life. It's such an amazing ride. "
" The mechanical loom and the calculator have shown us that technology is both disruptive and filled with opportunities. But it would be hard to find a decent argument that we would have been better off without these inventions. "
" The Turing Test was a brilliant idea, but it's evolved into a competition of chatbots. "
" What are we going to do as automation increases, as computers get more sophisticated? One thing that people say is we'll retrain people, right? We'll take coal miners and turn them into data miners. Of course, we do need to retrain people technically. We need to increase technical literacy, but that's not going to work for everybody. "
" Ultimately, to me, the computer is just a big pencil. What can we sketch using this pencil that makes a positive difference to society and advances the state of the art, hopefully in an outsized way? "