Inside Story

Will artificial intelligence take over the world?

From offices to living rooms, devices with human-like characteristics are creeping into our everyday lives.

Many of us interact every day with Siri, Apple’s voice-activated digital personal assistant.

It can find information, give directions, send messages and is just one example of how artificial intelligence (AI) is becoming a bigger part of everyday life.

Machines are getting smarter, but experts are divided as to when AI will move on from basic tasks to the scary stuff of science fiction, if it ever will.

But some risks are more immediate as technology increasingly threatens to replace workers in some sectors.

What are the benefits and risks when it comes to AI?

Presenter: Peter Dobbie


Caroline Sinders – Machine learning designer at Mozilla Foundation and fellow at Harvard Kennedy School

Eddy Borges-Rey – Associate professor in residence at Northwestern University in Qatar and author of Automated Journalism: Algorithms, Bots and Computational Cognition

Catalina Goanta – Assistant professor in private law at Maastricht University and co-manager of the Maastricht Law and Tech Lab