The four chances
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Is A.I. capable of predicting when it will surpass the intelligence of a human, and then of the whole of humanity? The black box of A.I. presents an infinite number of challenges in terms of its measurement or disproportionality, and of its impacts. It allows an acceleration of research. Even if it remains problematic in the field of human sciences, it equips us with tools to manage complex macro and microsystems, a source of knowledge creation both in finance and in cybersecurity. Its applications are transforming cryptology and enabling better control of industrial risks.
Mathematics — Physics — Computer Science — Finance
The chance of the living
A.I. is a complex animal, a hybrid of mathematical certainties and statistical approximations that feeds on empirical data. A.I. is adapted to the biological stochasticity of living organisms with its numerous, divergent and even contradictory variables. It allows to identify weak signals on megadata as well as emerging patterns on small quantities of data, even scattered in time. At what stage of the evolution of A.I. in the living world are we and what are its growth predictions? Can it allow us to create artificial life, or at least a biotic hybrid?
Medicine — Biology — Climatology — Geology — Evolution
A.I. is by nature invisible. We do not perceive its complex operations, but we notice its powerful effects. Some see it as an augmented intelligence at the service of man in all his activities, including the rationalization of his social management; others denounce its dehumanizing alienation, potentially dangerous, insofar as we lose technological, democratic, and especially ethical control. Can A.I. become autonomous? This is a central issue for our future.
Cognitive Sciences — Psychology — Philosophy — Sociology — History — Economy
Chance in art
Will A.I. play an increasingly important role in the arts? In the authentication and the analysis of works, but also in their creation by simulation of old works, and by voluntary introduction in the creative process, in particular in music, photography, literature... Will the A.I. of algorithms, of the analytic of the Big data, in the collage, in the multimedia, in the interactivity and the participation of the public call into question the very notions of author, of work, of thematic, of market and of social function of art? A "machine" art freed from human individualism? Or an "augmented art"?
Literature — Music— Plastic arts — Cinema — Photography — Games