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The AI debate must stay grounded in reality

Research works best when it takes account of multiple views

By Vincent Conitzer  
Are driverless cars the future © Fabio De Paola/PA Wire/PA Images

Are driverless cars the future © Fabio De Paola/PA Wire/PA Images

Progress in artificial intelligence has been rapid in recent years. Computer programs are dethroning humans in games ranging from Jeopardy to Go to poker. Self-driving cars are appearing on roads. AI is starting to outperform humans in image and speech recognition.

With all this progress, a host of concerns about AI’s impact on human societies have come to the forefront. How should we design and regulate self-driving cars…

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