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The AI Addiction Cycle | GZERO World

The AI addiction cycle

Ever wonder why everything seems to be a major crisis these days? For former Google CEO Eric Schmidt, it's because artificial intelligence has determined that's the only way to get your attention.

What's more, it's driving an addiction cycle among humans that will lead to enormous depression and dissatisfaction.

"Oh my God there's another message. Oh my God, there's another crisis. Oh my God, there's another outrage. Oh my God. Oh my God. Oh my God. Oh my God," he says. "I don't think humans, at least in modern society where [we’ve] evolved to be in an 'Oh my God' situation all day."

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Eric Schmidt: We're Not Ready for What AI May Do to Us | GZERO World

Eric Schmidt: We're not ready for what AI may do to us

Artificial intelligence is a reality. But its future impact on us is a big question mark.

For former Google CEO Eric Schmidt, the problem is that AI learns as it goes, a combination we've never seen before.

So, how will we co-exist with AI?

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Changing the AI Conversation | GZERO World with Ian Bremmer

Be more worried about artificial intelligence

As we spend more time online and looking at our screens, we're increasingly living in a digital world. But we don't always know who runs it.

Tech companies are writing the rules — through computer algorithms powered by artificial intelligence. The thing is, Big Tech may have set something in motion it doesn't fully understand, nor control.

On this episode of GZERO World, Ian Bremmer talks to former Google CEO Eric Schmidt, who believes we need to control AI before it controls us.

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Podcast: We have to control AI before it controls us, warns former Google CEO Eric Schmidt

Listen: Tech companies set the rules for the digital world through algorithms powered by artificial intelligence. But does Big Tech really understand AI? Former Google CEO Eric Schmidt tells Ian Bremmer that we need to control AI before it controls us.

What's troubling about AI, he says, is that it’s still very new, and AI is learning by doing. Schmidt, co-author of “The Age of AI: And Our Human Future,” worries that AI exacerbates problems like anxiety, driving a human addiction cycle that leads to depression.

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Nick Thompson: Facebook Realized Too Late It Couldn’t Control Its Own Algorithms | GZERO World

Nick Thompson: Facebook realized too late it couldn’t control its own algorithms

Three years ago, Facebook changed its algorithms to mitigate online rage and misinformation. But it only made Facebook worse by boosting toxic engagement, says Nick Thompson, The Atlantic CEO & former WIRED editor-in-chief. Thompson believes Facebook simply got in over its head, rather than becoming intentionally "evil" like, say, Big Tobacco with cigarettes. "I think they just created something they couldn't control. And I think they didn't grasp what was happening until too late." Watch his interview with Ian Bremmer on the latest episode of GZERO World.

Is a Robot Coming for Your Job? | GZERO World with Ian Bremmer

Is a robot coming for your job? Kai-Fu Lee explains AI

Artificial intelligence is changing the way we live — and very soon it'll go beyond medical breakthroughs and the algorithms that control your social newsfeeds. Will AI become the biggest technological disrupter since the Industrial Revolution, replacing many workers with robots? In this week's show, Ian Bremmer discusses the future of AI with AI scientist Kai-fu Lee, who's just come out with a book about what our AI-driven world may look like 20 years from now.

Podcast: The future of artificial intelligence with tech CEO Kai-Fu Lee


Listen: Artificial intelligence is changing the way we live — and very soon it'll go beyond medical breakthroughs and the algorithms that control your social newsfeeds. Will AI become the biggest technological disrupter since the Industrial Revolution, replacing many workers with robots? On this week's GZERO World Podcast, Ian Bremmer discusses the future of AI with scientist Kai-fu Lee, who's just come out with a book about what our AI-driven world may look like 20 years from now.

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Let's align interests to regulate Big Tech algorithms — AI scientist Kai-fu Lee | GZERO World

Let's align interests to regulate Big Tech algorithms — AI scientist Kai-fu Lee

This week's bombshell revelation of Facebook putting profits over people has sparked fresh calls to get tougher on Big Tech. And for AI scientist Kai-fu Lee, companies will just keep using algorithms to benefit their bottom lines if left unchecked. So, what can we do? Clearly establishing what's "unacceptable" would help, he says, as would coming up with a definition of fake news that almost all people can agree on. Watch his interview with Ian Bremmer on the upcoming episode of GZERO World.

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