Artificial intelligence is the connective thread that ties together the economy, politics and technology, here at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.
Now, many of the world leaders who attend the forum, are concerned that automation and AI could replace and destroy economy.
In both the developing world and affluent countries.
Dr. Ben Gadson who helped build Sophia the robot, one of the first examples of human-like AI spoke with CBS News about how AI will replace jobs, but also build jobs.
In the near future.
Working for a living is gonna go obsolete and ultimately that will be great.
What you'll have is AIs and robots making the stuff we need and providing the services that we need and They will enjoy doing this because they were programmed to enjoy doing this.
The path to get there may be significantly rocky, because our society is not even that good at dealing with much smaller disruptions, let alone where the disruption is As large as this one.
So I actually don't worry much about the endgame, I think it's gonna be great, but I do worry about the path getting there, and especially in the developing world.
[UNKNOWN] and his colleagues at SingularityNET are also looking into the far future in a technology called artificial general intelligent Or robots that could exceed human intelligence.
He explained that science fiction like tech is closer than we might think.
Singularity in that project really has two Logans, which are achieved by the same technical design.
One motive is to move toward beneficial general intelligence.
By creating a platform where different AIs can combine together into general intelligence where the whole has more intelligence than the sum of the parts.
The other is to create a platform in which emerging general intelligence is governed and guided democratically so everyone in the world can Put AI into it put there own data into it and teach the AI's and the network by using it and the governing to this network is by democratic voting of all the participants in the network rather than by voting of the share holders of the cooperation.
Many AI experts including gerfield who is onthe fore front of the field
Are concerned about military firms and major technology companies dominating AI tech.
He explained why this could be a problem and how open-sourced technology could help bring balance to the tech economy.
I don't think it's a good thing that AI is being primarily developed by a handful of large Government, military, and intelligence organization and then a handful of large companies working in close contact with them.
I don't think this is gonna get us in the smoothest way toward a world where super human general intelligent are creating the economy of [UNKNOWN] for everyone.
But Gertzel remains fundamentally optimistic about AI technology.
Because, humans we says are fundamentally good.
And humans afterall coded the robots.
For cnet in Dobba, Switzerland, I'm Dan Patterson.