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USA Today | 01.02.18

Elon Musk says AI could doom human civilization. Zuckerberg disagrees. Who’s right?

Madeleine Clare Elish

With AI systems being implemented into our everyday lives, D&S researcher Madeleine Clare Elish encourages people to be aware of how their data is being used in USA Today.

“Elish is encouraged that tech companies are starting to ‘see they have a responsibility not just to consumers but to society,’ and are willing to discuss and monitor AI developments through various new organizations.

But her ultimate advice is for consumers, who for now still have the upper hand: ‘Data is the currency AI is built on, and it’s worth something. So maybe think twice before you give it away.'”

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