Should we be afraid of robots and dangers of AI / Artificial Intelligence? Common sense view at an ethics conference organised by CARE, an influential organisation seeking to encourage debate on issues raised by science

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Keynote on robotics, artificial intelligence and ethical issues raised by digital advances - by Patrick Dixon, Futurist, at conference organised by CARE, an influential Christian group in the UK which seeks to encourage debate on ethical questions raised by scientific innovation. The London conference was over-subscribed, standing room only.

"My audience that day was an interesting one: composed of church leaders, theologians, philosophers and ethicists, together with digital innovators, experts in Artificial Intelligence etc. It was clear from discussions that many of the audience had obvious, profound reservations about automation, AI and robotics, and that I would need to navigate the discussion carefully. I was the final speaker, bringing to a close a whole day which had been somewhat dominated up until that point, in my view, by techno-sceptics. So how would my "pro-tech" message be received - seeking to take a common sense and balanced approach to these important issues."


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