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Why we need a plan to prevent AI from defeating humanity

Clip: 07/20/2017 | 6m 26s Video has closed captioning.

Tech luminaries and scientists have been worried for years about the existential consequences of artificial intelligence for the human race. Philosopher Nick Bostrom of Oxford University's Future of Humanity Institute thinks money ought to be invested in how to manage machine superintelligence that could one day surpass us -- or even wipe us out. Economics correspondent Paul Solman reports.

Aired: 07/20/17

Rating: NR

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