Artificial intelligence is the new science.
It is the reason the internet has changed our lives, why we’re so connected and how we’ll survive in the coming century.
But there’s still much to learn about the technology, and even more to be done, says the author of the book Artificial Intelligence Software is Killing Science.
Artificial intelligence has been making waves in the past few years, with Google announcing that it will make artificial intelligence (AI) its own self-driving vehicle and with Microsoft, Facebook and Amazon testing their own AI software in cars.
The book explores how this technology is destroying our scientific understanding and the ways it could affect the way we think and behave.
It examines the latest research into AI and its impact on the human condition, the ethics of artificial intelligence and its impacts on the future of our civilisation.
The story is told in two chapters, and begins with a look at how artificial intelligence is destroying science.
It starts with a question that has been asked for decades: Is there a scientific reason for the destruction of science?
In the book, Prof Richard Evans, a mathematician at the University of Exeter in England, presents his case that the answer is yes.
Artificially intelligent systems are changing the world at an unprecedented pace, Evans says, and we’re losing our ability to look beyond the basics of what’s going on in the world.
Articulately intelligent systems, he says, are changing everything.
They are changing us as a species.
They’re changing how we live, eat, work, study, play, read and create.
Articles about AI have become the new normal, he writes.
In his book, we’re not talking about a future that will be dominated by AI, but a future where AI is increasingly important in the modern world.
Ahead of the event on Thursday, the Oxford University Press said it had been contacted by “an informed source”, who said the author was a professor.
The publisher has not yet responded to our request for comment.
A similar event is planned at the Royal Society, London, in March.
But Prof Evans is not convinced.
Art, he believes, is becoming the new physics.
He’s also not convinced by the hype about how the world might look with AI.
Artism is changing our world.
It’s changing how things are done, he tells Al Jazeera.
Artists are taking the next step towards making a difference, he argues.
Art is changing how people work, he explains.
The ability to see the world from a new angle has been a defining quality of human life for centuries, but the power of art is rapidly eroding.
We’re living in a time when the world is becoming more artificial, he warns.
Art is changing that, and is taking a giant leap towards being a force for good in the future.
This article was originally published on Al Jazeera and is reproduced here under a Creative Commons licence.