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A glance into the future — how will AI change our lives?

Technological advancement is moving us towards the artificial intelligence era. How different will our lives be in this new era? How will AI change the nature of work, and how will it affect politics? Is the development of AI something to fear or something to be optimistic about? Our guests tackle these issues and more in this episode of The Sound of Economics.

By: Date: April 6, 2017 Topic: Innovation & Competition Policy

This episode of The Sound of Economics focuses on artificial intelligence (AI). The important technological advancements in computer science and information systems move us towards the artificial intelligence era with the creation of computing machines and systems that perform operations analogous to human learning and decision making. How will our lives change in this new era?

Robert Atkinson shares his opinion on how AI will develop in the future and what we can expect from this development. Anna Byhovskaya addresses the widespread perception that AI will replace jobs as we know them. Is that a myth to be debunked or something we should be ready for? Merja Kyllönen discusses the role of legislators in the process of AI advancement, and Georgios Petropoulos emphasises other important issues to consider, such as the role of companies.

Our guests go on to discuss the specific ways in which AI might change the nature of work. They also debate whether it will have an impact on politics and the political process. Finally, they discuss what they think will be the biggest change resulting from AI development.

SPEAKERS

Robert Atkinson, President, Information Technology and Innovation Foundation
Anna Byhovskaya, Policy & Communications Advisor, TUAC/ OECD
Merja Kyllönen, Member of the European Parliament
Georgios Petropoulos, Research Fellow, Bruegel

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Produced and presented by Giuseppe Porcaro

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