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  1. Deep learning is a subfield of machine learning, which is a vibrant research area in artificial intelligence, or AI.
  2. Driverless cars are a great thing.
  3. Our highways and our roads are underutilized because of the allowances we have to make for human drivers.
  4. It’s paradoxical that things that are hard for people are easy for the computer, and things that are hard for the computer, any child can understand.
  5. A universal basic income doesn’t give people dignity or protect them from boredom and vice.
  6. A lot of people are scared that machines will take over the world, machines will turn evil: the Hollywood ‘Terminator’ scenario.
  7. All these things that we’ve contemplated, whether it’s space travel or solutions to diseases that plague us, Ebola virus, all of these things would be a lot more tractable if the machines are trying to solve these problems.
  8. I think it’s important for us to have a rule that if a system is really an AI bot, it ought to be labeled as such. ‘AI inside.’ It shouldn’t pretend to be a person. It’s bad enough to have a person calling you and harassing you, or emailing you. What if they’re bots? An army of bots constantly haranguing you — that’s terrible.
  9. Machines and people are both necessary for Facebook, Twitter, Wikipedia, Google, and neither is sufficient on its own.
  10. Israel is a wonderful place to grow up.
  11. Because of their exceptional ability to automatically elicit, record, and analyze information, A.I. systems are in a prime position to acquire confidential information.
  12. There are many valid concerns about AI, from its impact on jobs to its uses in autonomous weapons systems and even to the potential risk of superintelligence.
  13. A calculator is a tool for humans to do math more quickly and accurately than they could ever do by hand; similarly, AI computers are tools for us to perform tasks too difficult or expensive for us to do on our own, such as analyzing large data sets or keeping up to date on medical research.
  14. The mechanical loom and the calculator have shown us that technology is both disruptive and filled with opportunities. But it would be hard to find a decent argument that we would have been better off without these inventions.
  15. At least inside the city of Seattle, driving is going to be a hobby in 2035. It’s not going to be a mode of commuting the same way hunting is a hobby for some people, but it’s not how most of us get our food.
  16. I’m trying to use AI to make the world a better place. To help scientists. To help us communicate more effectively with machines and collaborate with them.
  17. I don’t think that all the coal miners — or even more realistically, say, the truck drivers whose jobs may be put out by self-driving cars and trucks — they’re all going to go and become web designers and programmers.
  18. It’s much more likely that an asteroid will strike the Earth and annihilate life as we know it than AI will turn evil.
  19. The biggest reason we want autonomous cars is to prevent accidents.
  20. Infrastructure investment in science is an investment in jobs, in health, in economic growth and environmental solutions.

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