Elon Musk and Putin Agree It’s Dangerous
Elon Musk seems to be on a bit of a rant about artificial intelligence (AI)… again.
The billionaire entrepreneur has recently stated (as he has repeatedly in the past) that AI is a definite threat to humanity’s existence and just might start World War III.
Before judging Musk as paranoid, check out what this article states Russian President Vladimir Putin has to say about it.
It seems Putin thinks that the country with the most advanced AI will be “the ruler of the world.”
There are good reasons so many people are not ready to jump on the AI-is-really-bad-for-us band wagon. Even the smartest self-thinking robots are still unable to perform more than one task…. at a time.
So Why The Hub Bub?
An AI robot might be able to learn how to play checkers, but that same AI robot can’t learn how to spell or how to diagnose a patient. That’s the biggest limitation with AI. The inability to truly learn. And it makes sense.
Experts think AI machines will eventually learn and start outsmarting human beings.
Apparently scientists think we have created something of an AI monster that will eventually become “superintelligent.”
However, the timeline for this varies from around 30-50 years to over 100 years.
Since our world’s population has doubled in one generation, it’s very possible AI could change the world and be a reality sooner rather than later. It’s hard to believe though.
Enter Social Media
With over 12 million followers on Twitter, Musk has a platform that could lead to law makers putting the brakes on AI development.
We know how easily influenced politicians can be by guys with big money.
Many people think it would be a shame to slow down AI improvement since the upside has enormous potential.
Companies doing business in the AI field think it can be harnessed to make new life-saving drugs and cut the amount of energy used across nations.
I guess we’ll find out.
Watch below for more on Elon Mush and AI.
In fact, Musk says by improving AI we are “summoning up demons.” What do you think?
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