Advances in technology, especially artificial intelligence (AI), offer tremendous opportunities for improvements in nearly every aspect of society. But with these advances also come potential threats.
A new initiative of Yale’s Jackson Institute for Global Affairs will foster vital research and teaching in this area. Made possible by a $15.3 million gift from Eric Schmidt and Wendy Schmidt, the Schmidt Program on Artificial Intelligence, Emerging Technologies, and National Power will explore how AI and other advanced technologies may disrupt and change our world—for better and worse.
The Schmidt Program will convene experts in computer science, data science, economics, engineering, philosophy, physics, and other related fields to engage around the technological transformations reshaping our world. Their interdisciplinary work will yield insights into the risks and benefits of AI and other technologies in the context of global affairs and security.