Artificial Intelligence and the future | André LeBlanc | TEDxMoncton

This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. In his talk, Andre will explain the current and future impacts of Artificial Intelligence on industry, science, and how it will benefit and accelerate human progress.

With almost 20 years of business experience, André has a track record of success with multiple multi-million dollar ventures in multiple industries that have spanned the continent. His latest company works in the field of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and has created a one-of-a-kind neural network that simulates a growing neocortex. This system of neurons uses evolutionary concepts to self-organize to complete tasks only previously achievable by humans. Most futurists and experts believe that by 2035, AI will match and eventually surpass human intelligence.

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  1. Viewing this TED talk for the first time after almost 3 years from its release, just in that short period of time advancement in our technology has advanced faster than the previous three years.

    Part of his talk, is almost identical to what I heard back in the 70's on how future developments was going to make life better, how we only need to work 22 hours a week and spend more time doing what we like to do. Here it is 50 years later, the wealth gap between the rich and the poor has increased, the rich get richer and the poorer gets poorer.

    In Marx’s days, Marx made a distinction between the bourgeoisie and the proletariat. The bourgeoisie one the resources and the means of production. The technology of the industrial revolution gave much wealth to the owners of the technology of that era.

    From the seventies to the present we still see that trend, advancement in technology benefits those who own the technology. Contemporary workers have been replaced by computer's and robotics. The car manufacture industry is a classic case where thousands of workers were displaced by the technology in favour of profits for the industry and its investors.

    Some will argue that new jobs will be created, yes only in a limited sense. However, having said that many of the traditional jobs will be wiped out. We see it now with driverless cars, once that technology is perfected, who will need cab drivers, bus driver, etc.

    Eventually we will design devices that will be able to repair itself and even replicate itself.

    In order for the so called good life to happen as a result of technology our whole system of economy will have to change.

    If it doesn’t we will see more poverty, and an even greater between the haves and have nots. The new bourgeoisie will own the technology. It Ironical, but these technological advancements may end up being the feudal system on steroids.

  2. How did anyone allow this talk to be published under the Ted name? I am sick of these machine learning "experts" whose only narrative is making predictions about the future of AI with zero facts or evidence! "Computers will be more intelligent than all of humans combined" – is there even an undisputed benchmark of intelligence? Back in the days it used to be chess, then it became human-like skills like image/sound/text understanding and then it became learning-to-learn. The only thing we know from the past is that extrapolation dosent work, and thats exactly this whole talk goes on about. And then, the singularity! I mean, really? sigh!

  3. Ok. They can be smart, but no one is going to give an AI a higher status than a human just because it's smart. I understand that it's going to be important to have AI but, idk, it might be equal to us but never more cuz we are going to need them and they are going to need us for their importance

  4. I didn't find anything about how to produce my own artifical intelligence. No one mentioned that how to work AI,how to build AI?. Everyone tell us that AIs are so effective,so cool, as soon as they conquered human race,etc.

  5. Saying AI will work for us, is not exactly accurate. AI will work for a handful of companies that use it. I don't know that it will translate to all the common people whose jobs were replaced by technology. Many top tech leaders have a negative view of what AI will do to society. The disparity will grow because technology does not belong to everyone, they belong to a group who then allows or doesn't allow the common person access. Just because you can drive faster doesn't mean it will retain stability.

  6. I honestly don't understand why humans are so hell-bent in creating Artificial Intelligence, I mean, we are the masters of this world because the human race is superior to anything else existing on earth and we dominate inferior life forms, then why the hell do we want to create machines that are superior than us?? Really, why?

  7. Wow. He makes so many statements without backing any of it up. "Durr they're gonna be smarter than us"…Citation needed. And how exactly do we know "how intelligent" humans are, when we don't even understand ourselves? We consider ourselves self aware, but we really aren't. Every philosophical drive that enables us to learn and develop intellectually (look at how children learn) is a paradoxical mystery to even ourselves.

  8. He says that: "40-years from now, when we'll look back to today's medical practices and treatment methods, we'll going to say": "I can't believe that we did those things the way we did them".

    Well, there are many of us in today's world who already wise enough, and therefore, cannot believe what we are doing in our health-care systems. In other word's, we don't need to wait 40-yerars to figure it out how bad everything is in today's world. And I am not talking about the lack of ultra-modern medical technology.—-We are completely disregarding and neglecting what mother nature is already providing for us in the form of plants and herbs. And unfortunately—-worshipping yesterday's and today's science fiction movies, and being addicted to make them into reality while destroying our own humanity. For what purpose? To become a robot? Unfortunately, "Yes"! It is inevitable. So is death. And that's what is coming.

  9. So no more Money? No more Work? Unlimited Energy? People acquire the same capability as AI through Biological enhancements thus meaning we are no longer obsolete? Symbiosis between biology and silicon life? Create AI which then create immortality through stopping cellular degeneration. Create AI which then find a way to enhance human cognitive power. AI and humanity simultaneously finds a way for unlimited energy as a resource and then the final problem to mastering our own existence becomes establishing a universal code of ethics and a way to deal with immorality.

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