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How the success of AI could bring about social upheaval

How the success of AI could bring about social upheaval

Are new technologies that automate repetitive tasks going to cause a social upheaval by putting large numbers of employees out of work? This is already happening in some fields, and Artificial Intelligence is threatening to make the problem much more widespread. I speak with Martin Spano, an AI enthusiast, about the social impact of his favourite technology.

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Can AI help with climate change? can it really 'think'?

In the story of climate change, is technological progress the villain or is it destined to be the hero? Can intelligent machines ever really be 'intelligent' in the sense of being consciously aware of what they're 'thinking' and doing? Artificial intelligence populariser Martin Spano discusses these and other questions.

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