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Can Humans Save AI? Only If We Act Now

Jul 25, 2017

NextAI entrepreneurs using artificial intelligence to shape the future of the Canadian economy say we have to start preparing for the consequences of machine learning now.

Advances in artificial intelligence mean computers can now use machine prediction to learn and make decisions on their own, opening the door to a new wave of automation and the threat of computers taking over jobs or at least augmenting human capabilities in ways we can’t fully anticipate.

“This isn’t something that we want to look at five years from now, because it would be way too late,” says Noel Webb, founder of Karen.AI, a recruitment startup.

Webb was among a group of AI entrepreneurs who spoke at RBC Disruptors, a monthly forum on technology and how it’s changing the way we live and work. 

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