Ep.174 - The Age of AI
World Ch. Schedule : TUE 22:30 KST
Date : 2020-01-21
A wide-ranging discussion of artificial intelligence
Artificial intelligence is changing our lives. From January 7th to the 10th, the U.S. city of Las Vegas held the world’s biggest expo for the IT and consumer electronics industry — CES 2020 — where AI was a key topic of discussion. With the age of AI coming into its own, the technology is used in applications such as home appliances and medical devices. But the influence of AI is also felt in a range of social issues such as employment and the education system. Its impact is expected to be especially big in the job market. Experts disagree over whether AI will lead to an increase in jobs or whether it will cause many jobs to disappear. But in addition to the question of jobs, there is a great deal of attention on the “security problem.” There are concerns that all-seeing AI could expose our private lives, but it’s also said that AI could actually protect our private information quite thoroughly. This week on Foreign Correspondents, we take an in-depth look at AI technology, including its convenience and the concerns.
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