Grady Booch: Don't fear superintelligent AI
IBM's Grady Booch is shaping the future of cognitive computing by building intelligent systems that can reason and learn. Full bio
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I was the quintessential nerd.
you probably still are.
in the dusty plains of north Texas,
who was the son of a pastor.
calculus books for fun.
and a computer and model rockets,
rocket fuel in my bedroom.
came to the theaters,
to value the mission over human life.
the limits of our bodies and our minds,
complexity and grace
from the Air Force Academy
into an engineering problem
mission control in Houston
on average 13 minutes
from the Earth to Mars.
there's not enough time.
in the mission profile
on the surface of Mars
members of the science team.
from an engineering perspective,
that what I needed to architect
something very much like a HAL
an artificial intelligence like that?
that needs to be engineered.
in building a sentient machine.
the illusion of intelligence.
have come a long way
Dr. Chandra were here today,
upon millions of devices,
and act in advance?
with humans in natural language?
that recognize objects, identify emotions,
play games and even read lips?
and learns along the way?
that have a theory of mind?
an ethical and moral foundation?
such an artificial intelligence
you must ask yourself is,
some measure of trepidation.
the destruction of the family.
all civil conversation.
the written word become pervasive,
our ability to memorize.
that these technologies
that extended the human experience
of an AI like this,
embody some of our values.
is fundamentally different
software-intensive system of the past.
how to recognize flowers,
of the kinds I like.
how to play a game --
how to play a game like Go,
a good game from a bad game.
intelligent legal assistant,
that is part of that law.
this is what we call ground truth,
a sense of our values.
an artificial intelligence
as a human who is well-trained.
in the hand of a lone wolf.
against all random acts of violence,
and subtle training
an internet virus to the world,
all of a sudden it's in a million places
all over the place.
are much larger,
an artificial intelligence
such as "The Matrix," "Metropolis,"
shows such as "Westworld,"
by the philosopher Nick Bostrom,
might not only be dangerous,
to all of humanity.
thirst for information
that they may have goals
such as Elon Musk and Stephen Hawking.
are fundamentally wrong.
of Dr. Bostrom's argument to unpack,
than super doing.
all aspects of the Discovery.
with a superintelligence.
over all of our world.
from the movie "The Terminator"
that was in every corner of the world.
that control the weather,
capricious, chaotic humans.
an artificial intelligence existed,
with human economies,
of a superintelligence
of human and societal issues
and education throughout the globe
through cognitive healthcare?
ABOUT THE SPEAKERGrady Booch - Scientist, philosopher
IBM's Grady Booch is shaping the future of cognitive computing by building intelligent systems that can reason and learn.
Why you should listen
When he was 13, Grady Booch saw 2001: A Space Odyssey in the theaters for the first time. Ever since, he's been trying to build Hal (albeit one without the homicidal tendencies). A scientist, storyteller and philosopher, Booch is Chief Scientist for Software Engineering as well as Chief Scientist for Watson/M at IBM Research, where he leads IBM's research and development for embodied cognition. Having originated the term and the practice of object-oriented design, he is best known for his work in advancing the fields of software engineering and software architecture.
A co-author of the Unified Modeling Language (UML), a founding member of the Agile Allianc, and a founding member of the Hillside Group, Booch has published six books and several hundred technical articles, including an ongoing column for IEEE Software. He's also a trustee for the Computer History Museum, an IBM Fellow, an ACM Fellow and IEEE Fellow. He has been awarded the Lovelace Medal and has given the Turing Lecture for the BCS, and was recently named an IEEE Computer Pioneer.
Booch is currently deeply involved in the development of cognitive systems and is also developing a major trans-media documentary for public broadcast on the intersection of computing and the human experience.
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