|Published in||Communications of the ACM|
Department of Philosophy, Linguistics and Theory of Science
|Keywords||AI, the singularity, artificial super agents, automation|
|Subject categories||Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Information Engineering|
We argue that the notion of AI super agents and a singularity are not well motivated by contemporary or foreseeable AI technology. However, widespread automation due to significant progress in task specific AI systems will pose serious economic and social challenges in the near future. To meet these challenges effectively public policy planners must engage with computer scientists and technology companies to develop rational responses to the major economic changes and innovations that AI driven systems will generate.