Experts say the rise of artificial intelligence will make most people better off over the next decade, but many have concerns about how advances in AI will affect what it means to be human, to be productive and to exercise free will.
In 2030, the greatest set of questions will involve how perceptions of AI and their application will influence the trajectory of civil rights in the future. Questions about privacy, speech, the right of assembly and technological construction of personhood will all re-emerge in this new AI context, throwing into question our deepest-held beliefs about equality and opportunity for all.
Who will benefit and who will be disadvantaged in this new world depends on how broadly we analyze these questions today, for the future.”
The right question is not ‘What will happen?’ but ‘What will we choose to do?’” says Erik Brynjolfsson, director of the MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy.