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How Economists View the Rise of Artificial Intelligence

October 31, 2016

Forbes | October 28, 2016

To real­ly under­stand the impact of arti­fi­cial intel­li­gence in the mod­ern world, it’s best to think beyond the mega-research projects like those that helped Google rec­og­nize cats in pho­tos. Accord­ing to pro­fes­sor Ajay Agraw­al of the U of T, human­i­ty should be pon­der­ing how the abil­i­ty of cut­ting edge A.I. tech­niques like deep learning—which has boost­ed the abil­i­ty for com­put­ers to rec­og­nize pat­terns in enor­mous loads of data—could reshape the glob­al econ­o­my. Read more.