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IBM: AI Should Stand For 'Augmented Intelligence'

Answering the White House's call for input on artificial intelligence, IBM argues the technology should be designed to assist people rather than replace them.

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User Rank: Ninja
8/8/2016 | 7:38:22 AM
Re: IA vs AI
It certainly feels more accurate for the kind of 'AI' we've been seeing lately. Most reports seem to suggest that automation in the work place won't replace us either, but merely make us all more efficient at our jobs, while opening up new positions for maintenance on those same systems. 

But yes, dispelling the idea that robots are going to kill us all could certainly be helped by the idea of switching to augmented, rather than artificial intelligence. 
Susan Fourtané
Susan Fourtané,
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8/5/2016 | 12:20:33 PM
IA vs AI
If we start using IA for Intelligence Augmentation instead of AI for Augmented Intelligence at some point most people will get used to it. I believe IA is more acurate for what IBM refers to rather than AI. 

I agree with IBM in terms of trustworthiness. As it has happened with everything else, not just with ATMs, many people need some time to adapt to the new technologies, especially those that involve some trust.

Other researchers a various universities have been working on embedding ethics on AI systems. Precisely, working with embedding social norms and values. At this point, some have wondered if it would be the right time to revisit such social norms and values, maybe updating or improving them. 

User Rank: Apprentice
8/5/2016 | 10:51:36 AM
Augmented ...NOT Artificial Intelligence please...
IBM is actually on target here. (surprise!) As Steven Hawking and many others have warned, developing artifical intelligence systems that exceed human cognition and control will sow the seeds of humanity's eventual destruction as machines assess humans as needless parasites. Augmented intelligence can and should be harnessed to assist a better human quality of life and Augmented Intelligence tools yet unimagined with the appropriate machine knowledge limitations. 
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