Andrew Ng on Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Humanity?

"The first definition of AI: "every aspect of learning or any other feature of intelligence can in principle be so precisely described that a machine can be made to simulate it.""-John McCarthy, Professor, Dartmouth College -- 1956

Work, job, play, privacy, communication, finance, war, and dating: algorithms and the machines that run them have upended them all. Will artificial intelligence become as ubiquitous as electricity? Is there any industry AI won't touch? Will AI tend to steal jobs and exacerbate income inequalities, or create new jobs and amplify human abilities at work -- or, both? How can the global population adjust to the changes ushered in by artificial intelligence and its capabilities? In light of these changes, how will we remake work, education, and community? Can we build it better than we did before?

Speaker: Andrew Ng
Andrew Yan-Tak Ng (Chinese: 吳恩達; born 1976) is a Chinese American computer scientist. He is the former chief scientist at Baidu, where he led the company's Artificial Intelligence Group. He is an adjunct professor (formerly associate professor) at Stanford University. Ng is also the co-founder and chairman of Coursera, an online education platform.

Interviewer: Jason Pontin / Publisher Editor and Chief MIT Technology Review