In this episode of Opposing Views, I talked to Andrew Keen and Steven Umbrello about AI as an existential threat, jobs & automation, mass surveillance, deep learning, how China handles Big Tech, social credit systems & facial recognition in America, and more.
Andrew Keen is an internet entrepreneur based in Silicon Valley, and the author of The Internet Is Not the Answer. He hosts Keen On, a daily podcast about books and new writing, as well as the award-winning documentary and TV show How to Fix Democracy.
Steven Umbrello is the Managing Director at the Institute for Ethics & Emerging Technologies and the editor of Trivent Publishing’s Ethics and Robotics book series. He holds a Ph.D. in the ethics and design of AI and has a forthcoming book titled Designed for Death: Controlling Killer Robots.
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Links mentioned by Steven: https://epic.org/wp-content/uploads/foia/epic-v-ai-commission/EPIC-19-09-11-NSCAI-FOIA-20200331-3rd-Production-pt9.pdf
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[03:26] Keen’s View of AI
[04:57] Existential Risk
[08:03] AI & Job Automation
[11:05] Kinds of AI
[12:00] Implementation in the US & China
[13:46] How China Handles Big Tech
[15:21] The Orwellian Chinese Digital State
[17:29] European Immigration & American Dysfunction
[19:08] Fixing America?
[20:51] Phones & AI
[28:46] The Minds Behind AI
[30:54] Better Government Models
[34:36] Intro to Steven Umbrello
[35:36] Umbrello’s View of AI
[37:19] Job Automation
[41:15] The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) & Privacy Issues
[46:39] AI Journalism
[47:39] Privacy Issues II
[49:02] EU Regulation
[52:07] Healthcare AI
[54:24] Deep Learning & Machine Learning
[57:27] Like Human Brains?
[01:00:24] Built-in Bias
[01:03:39] The Collingridge Dilemma & AI Design
[01:06:57] Mass Surveillance in America & China
[01:09:14] Chinese Plans for AI
[01:11:22] Government, Privacy, & Data
[01:14:49] Becoming China
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