Expert In Artificial Intelligence Says The Current Technology ‘Makes A Lot Of Mistakes’

Artificial intelligence (AI) has the potential to improve our daily lives, but it also raises ethical and societal concerns about its impact on employment, privacy, and the future of humanity. Gary Marcus is a leading voice in artificial intelligence and an Emeritus Professor of Psychology and Neural Science at NYU. He says, “The AI that we have right now is pretty primitive compared to the AI that we want to get to. It lies a lot; it makes a lot of mistakes. It’s a chance to think about regulation and how we want to have roll-outs of more and more sophisticated artificial intelligence, and I think it’s up to us eventually. And ultimately – is this going to be a good thing or a bad thing?” Marcus is well-known for his challenges to contemporary AI, anticipating many of the current limitations decades in advance, and for his research in human language development and cognitive neuroscience. His most recent book, “Rebooting AI: Building Artificial Intelligence We Can Trust,” with co-author Ernest Davis, is one of Forbes’ seven “must-read” books on artificial intelligence. This episode of Dr. Phil, “Artificial Intelligence: Too Smart For Our Own Good?” airs Friday. And later, Dr. Phil talks to a man whose life was turned upside down by an AI program that misidentified him as the perpetrator of a crime he could not have committed. Check your local listing for airtimes.