The emerging field of artificial intelligence (AI) risks provoking a public backlash as it increasingly falls into private hands, threatens people’s jobs, and operates without effective oversight or regulatory control, leading experts in the technology warn.
Experts in the field highlight the huge potential for the technology, which is already speeding up scientific and medical research, making cities run more smoothly, and making businesses more efficient.
- The benefits of AI might be lost to a GM-style backlash.
- A brain drain to the private sector is harming universities.
- Expertise and wealth are being concentrated in a handful of firms.
- The field has a huge diversity problem.