Hey guys! I'm Jessica Ho, another fellow "Envision-ary" (Envision-ist?), and I'm super thrilled to meet everyone next month. In the meantime, check out this article on President Obama's conversation with Joi Ito, director of the MIT Media Lab. The two discuss the social and political implications of generalized AI (along with fun asides about Star Trek and The Martian). It's a short read and will help get you thinking about all the potentially disruptive effects (both positive and negative) of rapidly developing AI - I highly recommend it!
"Ito: But they underestimate the difficulties, and I feel like this is the year that artificial intelligence becomes more than just a computer science problem. IT’S HARD TO think of a single technology that will shape our world more in the next 50 years than artificial intelligence."