Yunus emphasises on social control over AI

New Age . Online Desk | Published: 16:03, Nov 28,2019


Winning Comedian teams from 18 prefectures of Japan on stage pose for a photo session with Nobel Laureate Muhammad Yunus and the Yunus Mascot of Yunus Yoshimoto Social Action Company in Tokyo at the headquarters of Yoshimoto Company recently. — Press Release photo

Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus has said that a huge number of people would soon become unemployed due the Artificial Intelligence.

He said this while presenting the keynote paper on ‘The age of artificial intelligence’ at the Social Tech Summit 2019 organised by Kyushu University in Japan on November 21, said a press release on Thursday.

He referred to a study by McKinsey that warned that nearly half a billion people would be out of jobs in the next fifteen years. Muhammad Yunus participated in a debate on the question whether human beings would be replaced by AI as the ruler of the planet.

He argued that there were no chances of humans being to be in command of the world if AI was allowed to continue and grow precariously. He argued for strong social control over the development of AI.

He said, ‘AI must not be allowed to become a curse for humanity.’

Yunus had a series of meetings with technology companies and healthcare providers of Fukuoka and later had a long interview with NHK.

He distributed prizes for winners of social business competitions. He also launched the Social Tech Centre initiated by technology developers of Kyushu University.

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