WASHINGTON, Feb. 2, 2022 — Artificial intelligence experts say the future of AI is less about flashy robots with facial expressions and more about subtle advancements that entice users to give more time and information .
“We are no longer in the emergent phase of AI,” says Chloe AutoAdvisor and Senior Executive of Cantellus Group, a consulting firm specializing in the strategy and governance of emerging technologies such as AI, in an exchange with Broadband Breakfast Editor and Publisher Drew Clark.
Autoo and speaker Broadband Breakfast Live Online, Sarah Ohsenior researcher at the Technology Policy Institute, has made it clear that AI is no longer a distant concept that will not be realized for many years, but is already part of our daily lives.
“For me, it’s less about this fear that we’re all turning into robots or that robots are turning into us,” Autio says. Instead, Autio says his concern stems from society’s growing reliance on AI technologies without knowing it.
These technologies vary from Alexa and Siri to apps like Instagram and Twitter. “Social media platforms have changed to optimize engagement and participation,” Autio said.
In doing so, social media platforms use artificial intelligence technologies that help them learn more about users. Autio also gave the example of advanced search engines that give users answers in full sentences rather than just a list of resources.
“People need to be more wary of these kinds of advances through creeping incrementalism,” Autio warned.
Oh echoes these concerns more broadly: “It’s like electricity, it’s a general technology. This allows for both negative and positive uses,” she says.
Although the conversation highlighted some of the exciting potentials of AI, fears of AI’s potential, if not already active, effect on society were very apparent.
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Wednesday, January 26, 2022, 12:00 p.m. ET — The impact of AI on media, law, finance and government
Artificial intelligence continues to transform large areas of our society and economy, and artificial intelligence is just getting started. In this session focused on the future of Broadband Breakfast Live Online, we’ll discuss with thinkers, innovators and policy makers how journalism, law, finance and government services have been or will be transformed by the AI. Join us for a world of discovery, as well as caution, about the policies that need to be in place to harness the power of AI.
Panelists for this Broadband Breakfast Live Online session:
- Chloe AutoAdvisor, The Cantellus Group
- Dr. Sarah OhSenior Researcher, Technology Policy Institute
- Other guests have been invited
- Drew Clark (moderator), editor and publisher, Broadband Breakfast
Chloe Auto is an Advisor and Principal at The Cantellus Group, a consulting firm focused on strategy and governance of emerging technologies like AI. Chloe specializes in AI policy and applied practice, most recently as Director of Public Policy at Intel Corp. also studied technology policy.
Sarah Oh is a Senior Fellow at the Technology Policy Institute. She has presented research at the Western Economic Association and the Telecommunications Policy Research Conference, testified before the Senate Commerce Committee Subcommittee on Communications, Technology, Innovation and the Internet, and co-authored work published in the Northwestern Journal of Technology & Intellectual Property. , Berkeley Technology Law Journal and other peer-reviewed journals. Dr. Oh has completed her Ph.D. in Economics from George Mason University, and holds a JD from Scalia Law School and a BS in Management Science and Engineering from Stanford University.
Drew Clark is the editor and publisher of BroadbandBreakfast.com and a nationally respected telecommunications attorney. Drew brings together experts and practitioners to advance the benefits offered by broadband. Under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, he spearheaded a State Broadband Initiative, the Partnership for a Connected Illinois. He is also president of the Congress of Rural Telecommunications.
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