An NYU professor explains why it’s so dangerous that Silicon Valley is building AI to make decisions without human values

Amy Webb is a professor of strategic foresight at NYU’s Stern School of Business.  In this excerpt from her new book “The Big Nine: How The Tech Titans and Their Thinking Machines Could Warp Humanity,” Webb explains why it’s so important that artificial intelligence is built to keep human values.  Without more transparency about how AI “thinks,” she argues, we run the risk that algorithms will start making decisions that don’t necessarily have humanity’s

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