Artificial intelligence: friend or foe?

Experts predict AI will be more intelligent than humans one day. What can humans do about it?

A human and robot touching the tip of their index fingers with a small blue sparkling light seemingly emanating from their contact in this computer illustration.
Mo Gawdat predicts AI will be considerably smarter than humans. [Getty Images]

Mo Gawdat, author and former chief business officer at Google X, predicts that AI will become a billion times smarter than humans. The time is now, he says, to influence it with the right ethics to have humanity’s best interests in mind. Artificial intelligence is becoming unavoidable with smart devices in every aspect of our lives, and AI image and text generation reaching new heights. So, is it time to make friends with AI?

In this episode: 

  • Mo Gawdat (@MGawdat), author and former chief business officer of Google X

Episode credits:

This episode was produced by Ruby Zaman with our host, Halla Mohieddeen. Alexandra Locke fact-checked this episode.

Our production team includes Chloe K. Li, Ashish Malhotra, Negin Owliaei, Amy Walters, and Ruby Zaman. Our sound designer is Alex Roldan. Aya Elmileik and Adam Abou-Gad are our engagement producers. Ney Alvarez is Al Jazeera’s head of audio.

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Source: Al Jazeera