The unprecedented power that Artificial Intelligence (AI) may unleash by the 2030s, means that the next decade will be of pivotal importance to human history. Through machine learning, AI use is rapidly increasing in business, healthcare, financial systems, transportation, national defense, and more. Today, “narrow AI” obediently follows our programming. But, how soon will it teach itself to perform intellectual tasks on par with the smartest humans? “We believe the chances are excellent that AI will soon reach superhuman levels of performance in most or all of these areas.” (Harvard Business Review, 7/2017). So, how and when will this new technology affect each one of us? Never in human history has mankind had to co-exist with a superior intellect — one that comes with both unimaginable benefits and risks. Planning for this unknown future is one of the most important conversations of our time, and our study group will be part of it. We’ll hear from respected scientists and the CEO’s of “The Frightful Five:” Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Microsoft and Google. Please join us — you’ll be amazed at what is happening behind closed doors! Note: This 12-week study group is for everyone, but reading assignments (provided) will contain scientific terms. Last class is May 22.