AI and the Future of Humanity -- Paul Greiling
Thursday, November 9, 2023 10:00am - 12:00pm
Odd Fellows Hall, SLO
$5 for LLCC Members $10 for Others
If it feels like the future of AI is a rapidly changing landscape, that’s because the present innovations in the field of artificial intelligence are accelerating at such a blazing-fast pace that it’s tough to keep up.
Indeed, artificial intelligence is shaping the future of humanity across nearly every industry. It is already the main driver of emerging technologies like big data, robotics and IoT — not to mention generative AI, with tools like ChatGPT and AI art generators garnering mainstream attention — and it will continue to act as a technological innovator for the foreseeable future.
Roughly 44 percent of companies are looking to make serious investments in AI and integrate it into their businesses. And of the 9,130 patents received by IBM inventors in 2021, 2,300 were AI-related.
It seems likely that AI is going to (continue to) change the world. But how, exactly?
This course will try to enlighten you as to the possible future state of AI.
You will hear a brief background and perspective on the rapidly developing AI technology, including the components and different types of AI.
You'll find out about how ubiquitous AI is in many beneficial applications in our lives, as well as the possible negative effects.
The course will conclude with a discussion of possible future scenarios for the evolution of AI as postulated by leading AI researchers and philosophers.
Paul Greiling has given numerous LLCC classes since LLCC was created. Paul was a Professor at UC