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Getting Really Smart About Artificial Intelligence

Coursera co-founder Andrew Ng has said artificial intelligence is "the new electricity" in his assessment of how it will rapidly and unexpectedly change society.
Coursera co-founder Andrew Ng has said artificial intelligence is "the new electricity" in his assessment of how it will rapidly and unexpectedly change society.

Chances are, you’ve already encountered artificial intelligence today.

Did your email spam filter keep junk out of your inbox? Did you find this site through Google? Did you encounter a targeted ad on your way?

We constantly hear that we’re on the verge of an AI revolution, but the technology is already everywhere. And Coursera co-founder Andrew Ng predicts that smart technology will help humans do even more. It will drive our cars, read our X-rays and affect pretty much every job and industry. And this will happen soon.

As AI rises, concerns grow about the future of humans. So how can we make sure our economy and our society are ready for a technology that could soon dominate our lives?

GUESTS

Andrew Ng, Computer scientist and expert on artificial intelligence; co-founder and co-chairman, Coursera, a free massive on-line course; founding head, Google Brain, an artificial intelligence initiative; former vice president and chief scientist, Baidu, a Chinese digital services company

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