Artificial Intelligence: Think Again: Jerry KAPLAN

CodeX: The Stanford Center for Legal Informatics organized an event titled “Artificial Intelligence: Think Again” by Jerry Kaplan on Wednesday, March 1, 2017 at Stanford Law School, Room 180. He explained;

*Can Machines Think?

*What is “Intelligence”?

*The AI Myth making Machine

*The Real Challenge of AI

The common wisdom about Artificial Intelligence is that we are building increasingly intelligent machines that will ultimately surpass human capabilities and possibly even threaten mankind. This narrative is both misguided and counterproductive. Framing AI as a natural expansion of longstanding efforts to automate tasks makes it easier to predict the likely benefits and pitfalls of this important technology.

CHESS (1997)

Deep Blue versus Garry Kasparov
was a pair of six-game chess matches between world chess champion Garry Kasparov and an IBM supercomputer called Deep Blue. The first match was played in Philadelphia in 1996 and won by Kasparov. The second was played in New York City in 1997 and won by Deep Blue. The 1997 match was the first defeat of a reigning world chess champion to a computer under tournament conditions.

DRIVING (2004)


In 2011, Watson competed on Jeopardy! against former winners Brad Rutter and Ken Jennings. Watson received the first place prize of $1 million.

Social/Ethcial AI Programming

1.  Define the Safe Operating Envolope (SOE)
2. ”Safe modes” when out of bounds
3.  Study human behaviour programmatically
4.  Certification and licensing standards
5.  Limitations on machine “agency”
6.  Basic computational ethics
        When is it OK to break the law?

Who is Jerry Kaplan?

Jerry Kaplan is widely known as a serial entrepreneur, technical innovator, bestselling author, and futurist. He co-founded four Silicon Valley startups, two of which became publicly traded companies. His best-selling non-fiction novel “Startup: A Silicon Valley Adventure” was selected by Business Week as one of the top ten business books of the year. His latest book, “Humans Need Not Apply: A Guide to Wealth and Work in the Age of Artificial Intelligence”, was published August, 2015 by Yale University Press. Mr. Kaplan is currently a Fellow at the Stanford Center for Legal Informatics, and teaches ethics and impact of Artificial Intelligence in the Computer Science Department. He holds a BA from the University of Chicago in History and Philosophy of Science, and a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Pennsylvania.

Jerry Kaplan received a Bachelor’s degree in history and philosophy of science from the University of Chicago (1972), a Doctorate degree in computer and information science from the University of Pennsylvania (1979), and was a research associate in Computer Science at Stanford from 1979 to 1981.

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