Do Humans Have The Capacity For Safe Artificial Intelligence (AI)?

Innovation and technology advancements are replete with unintended consequences. In human myth, in fashioning the intricacies of the labyrinth, Daedalus made it almost impossible for Theseus to slay the Minotaur, the monster dwelling inside. Critical we consider here the long-term consequences of our inventions with great care, if for no other reason to be sure we do not find ourselves made captive therein.

The volatility of cryptocurrencies is something we hear about a great deal. However, the volatility is just so much noise. The real story is why cryptocurrencies are becoming so big. The answer, in part, is that recent experiences, such as the Great Recession, have contributed to a mistrust of existing institutions and systems. Instead, there is evidence of a greater confidence by Millennials in technology-based counterparts.  Faith in humans has been lost, so in machines we trust (See: What to Learn from Millennials’ Distrust of Banks). With this shift, there is a need to be mindful of both what is being handed over and how that transfer is taking place. There is clearly risk in the shift that demands an awareness of the greater context. Relative to AI, we offer the following observations…

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