EconTalk — Rodney Brooks

On: Artificial intelligence.

Episode: N/A

Date: September 2018

Background: Emeritus professor of robotics at MIT.

Key Subjects:

  • Future of robots and artificial intelligence.
  • Brooks argues that we both under-appreciate and over-appreciate the impact of innovation.
  • He applies this insight to the current state of driverless cars and other changes people are expecting to change our daily lives in radical ways.
  • He also suggests that the challenges of developing truly intelligent robots and technologies will take much longer than people expect, giving human beings time to adapt to the effects.

Key Takeaways:


Worth Listening:

Knowledgeable and useful antidote to discussion on the dangers of out-of-control AI.


Leave a Reply