- Posted by admin@FC
- On 2nd June 2016
Artificial Intelligence (AI) promises an even bigger revolution than the internet yet could be stifled in the UK by a fear-driven public backlash, according to a leading scientist and broadcaster.
Physicist Professor Jim Al-Khalili, incoming president of the British Science Association, warns that without greater transparency and public engagement the full potential of AI may not be realised.
In the absence of concerted action by academics, the Government and industry, the rapidly advancing technology could end up “uncontrolled and unregulated” in the hands of a few supremely powerful companies, he says.