(By Kelly McDonald, Jr) The top Artificial Intelligence (AI) officer of Facebook, Yann LeCun, has recently said he wants to use the site to predict the future. The AI would be shown a few frames of video and then attempt to predict what would happen next. While this kind of technology seems dangerous, LeCun said that he would like to see it predict human needs, such as hunger.
This technology could then be extended to try and predict stock market fluctuations and other events. While much research remains to be done, look for this technology to advance quickly. The ethical question arises: should a company be allowed to predict human future in a way that could possibly control human behavior? The technology of our world is certainly accelerating at a rapid pace.