For the IT community, EmTech’s annual conference at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology is an event equal to the Hollywood Academy Awards.Guests in the past have included the founders of Google and Facebook.We talk about those technologies that matter and we’ll have a biggest impact on society and it is an opportunity for our editors to put our stories on stage and bring them to life.
The MIT Technology Review is the most authoritative voice in the global debate about technologies that can change the planet.Articles in this journal give readers an early look at technology and innovation to determine which ideas will be the most exciting for future development.One of this year’s main topics has been artificial intelligence and the impact of related technologies on the economy and also the social and ethical aspects associated with them.
Chris Hammond is the head of the research department of the American Company Narrative Science which is engaged in the field of artificial intelligence.
I think the artificial intelligence is still in its nascent phase that is that we have some systems that are kind of intelligent in certain areas but we don’t have anything that looks like human intelligence or super intelligence or anything we would ever vaguely be afraid of.
Hammond’s colleague Stanford University Professor Andrew Ang believes the speed of technology development and artificial intelligence is able to get ahead of expectations and change the whole industry very soon.
I think artificial intelligence is a new electricity but a hundred years ago the rise of electrification transform every major industry everything from health care, communication, transportation, manufacturing I think AI, artificial intelligence today has advanced the pointwhere we see a surprisingly clear power also transform every industry.
Interest in EmTech conference is growing every year together with international partners.The MIT Technology Review has recently hosted similar conferences in Singapore and in France.Earlier EmTech conferences introduced advancement in social media and in a few years those ideas conquered the world.This year’s discussions about artificial intelligence may be the guideline for future development in that area.The EmTech conference may soon be called the barometer of technology.
For Evgeny Maslov, I am Bob Leverone, VOA News.
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