The World as You'll Know It
For all the progress in artificial intelligence over the last 70 years — Computers can now beat world champions at chess, win on Jeopardy, detect fraud, read X-Rays better than some radiologists, and maybe even write like Shakespeare, — we still don’t know how to build AI we can trust. The risks are serious, but the potential benefits of AI are too great to ignore.
In this eight-part series, host Gary Marcus, a cognitive scientist, best-selling author, and AI entrepreneur, digs into AI’s history, present and future, bringing to life some of the technology’s most significant breakthroughs and failures. He enlists engineers, scientists, philosophers and journalists working at the forefront of AI to explore what’s wrong with our current approach and ways we might change it.
Gary Marcus wrote his first computer program at age eight and has spent his life thinking about computers and the human mind. He is a scientist, entrepreneur and a Professor Emeritus of Neural Science and Psychology and at NYU. He is the author of five books including The Algebraic Mind, The Birth of the Mind, and the New York Times Bestseller Guitar Zero. His most recent book, "Rebooting AI: Building Artificial Intelligence We Can Trust", written with Ernest Davis and published in 2019, foreshadows many of the challenges we are facing with artificial intelligence today. You can follow him at garymarcus.substack.com and on Twitter at @garymarcus