Hillary Clinton: US is 'totally unprepared' for rise of AI

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton discussed artificial intelligence during a Nov. 22 interview with radio host Hugh Hewitt.

During the interview, Mr. Hewitt asked Ms. Clinton to comment on what he called "big tech." In addition to concerns about consumer privacy, Ms. Clinton honed in on AI, noting although the technology can assist Americans if "properly understood and contained," it will also spawn an array of policy challenges.

"Bill Gates, Elon Musk, Stephen Hawking, a lot of really smart people are sounding an alarm that we're not hearing. And their alarm is artificial intelligence is not our friend," she said. "We are racing headfirst into a new era of artificial intelligence that is going to have dramatic effects on how we live, how we think, how we relate to each other."

"What are we going to do when we get driverless cars?" Ms. Clinton added, as one example. "It sounds like a great idea. And how many millions of people, truck drivers and parcel delivery people and cab drivers and even Uber drivers, what do we do with the millions of people who will no longer have a job? We are totally unprepared for that."

To access the radio interview, click here.

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