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Evil Robots, Killer Computers, and Other Myths: The Truth About AI and the Future of Humanity

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Dr. Steve Shwartz is the author of "Evil Robots, Killer Computers, and Other Myths: The Truth About AI and the Future of Humanity” which was published last month by Fast Company Press. He began his AI career as a postdoctoral researcher in the Yale University Computer Science Dept. He has been a founder or co-founder of many companies. His AI-based Esperant product became one of the leading business intelligence products of the 1990s and he co-founded Device42 which has won awards as a fast-growing tech company. He has also helped fund many startups including Tangoe, which was the 6th-best IPO of 2011. We will talk about: - Will AI take over the world? - Will intelligent robots take most or all of our jobs? - When will self-driving vehicles dominate our roads and highways? - Should governments regulate AI? - Privacy, discrimination, and safety issues - AI and cybersecurity - AI-based weapons of war - Types of jobs that are and are not vulnerable to AI

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