The Rise of A.I. Becomes a Hot Topic In Tech Circles

The Rise of A.I. Becomes a Hot Topic In Tech Circles

Mar 27, 2017, 8:07:37 PM News

Seemingly, what appears to be a meeting straight out of a potential Sci-Fi film scene is actually comes a reality filled debate about the Rise of the A.I. machines and the initial impact of a robot revolt against humanity.

Elon Musk, co-founder of Tesla and OpenAI, continues to promote his fear that artificial intelligence presents a dangerous duality of purpose that could have frightening consequences for humanity.

Hopefully machines will not replace human beings but currently, the development of advanced A.I technology is moving at such a rampant pace that the possibility of machines becoming that much more of a threat to humanities existence is emerging as a hot topic.

Hive: Vanity Fair By Moreen Dowd

It was just a friendly little argument about the fate of humanity. Demis Hassabis, a leading creator of advanced artificial intelligence, was chatting with Elon Musk, a leading doomsayer, about the perils of artificial intelligence.

They are two of the most consequential and intriguing men in Silicon Valley who don’t live there. Hassabis, a co-founder of the mysterious London laboratory DeepMind, had come to Musk’s SpaceX rocket factory, outside Los Angeles, a few years ago. They were in the canteen, talking, as a massive rocket part traversed overhead. Musk explained that his ultimate goal at SpaceX was the most important project in the world: interplanetary colonization.

Hassabis replied that, in fact, he was working on the most important project in the world: developing artificial super-intelligence. Musk countered that this was one reason we needed to colonize Mars—so that we’ll have a bolt-hole if A.I. goes rogue and turns on humanity. Amused, Hassabis said that A.I. would simply follow humans to Mars.

This did nothing to soothe Musk’s anxieties (even though he says there are scenarios where A.I. wouldn’t follow).

Published by Naomi S. Gobern

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